MK Arjunan

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Veteran Malayalam Music Composer MK Arjunan Passes Away in Kochi

Veteran music director in the Malayalam film industry, MK Arjunan, fondly called Arjunan Master, has passed away at his residence in Palluruthy, Kochi. He was 84 and was suffering from age related ailments.

In an illustrious career spanning over five decades, Arjunan scored music for more than 600 songs in over 200 Malayalam films. He also worked extensively in plays. Most of his songs were all-time super hits.

His evergreen melodies have placed master Arjunan among the legendary composers of Malayalam cinema like G Devarajan, V Dakshinamoorthy and MS Baburaj.

Arjunan was also known for recording the first song of legendary Carnatic vocalist and playback singer KJ Yesudas when the latter was just 16 years old and gave the chance to Oscar winning musician AR Rahman to play the keyboard in a film.

Source: News18