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Gireesh Puthenchery

Born23rd September, 1959
Died10th February, 2010
CareerLyrics (1595 songs from 343 Movies), Story (7), Screenplay (4), Dialogue (3), Singing (1 songs from 1 Movies)
First MovieEnquiry (1990)
ChildrenDinanath Puthenchery


Gireesh Puthenchery was a noted Malayalam lyricist and screenwriter. He also served as a governing council member of the Indian Performance Rights Society (IPRS). He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics seven times. Gireesh was admitted to a private hospital in Kozhikode after he suffered a stroke on 6 February 2010. He was twice operated upon, but his condition did not improve and he suffered a brain haemorrhage and died at the hospital on February 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife Beena and two sons Jithin Krishnan and Dinanath.

Life and career

Gireesh was born to Pulikkal Krishna Panicker and Meenakshiyamma in Puthenchery near Ulliyeri village in Kozhikode district (Calicut). His father was an astrologer and Ayurvedic practitioner and his mother was a Carnatic musician.

Beginning his career with the Film Enquiry, Gireesh went on to write lyrics for about 1556 songs in about 328 Malayalam films. His first popular hit songs were from the 1992 movie Johnny Walker. During a career spanning over two decades, he had penned many hit songs in Malayalam cinema. He was also one of the most honoured lyricists, having won the State Award seven times including four in consecutive years from 2001 to 2004. Happy Husbands, released on January 14, 2010, was his last film.

Besides writing lyrics for several hit songs, Gireesh had also written the screenplay for the films Brahmarakshassu, Pallavur Devanarayanan and Vadakkumnadhan and the story for Kinnaripuzhayoram, Meleparambil Aanveedu and Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku. He was scripting a film by the name of Raman Police, in which Mohanlal was expected to play the lead role.

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards:

2004 - Best Lyricist - Kathavasheshan
2003 - Best Lyricist - Gourisankaram
2002 - Best Lyricist - Nandanam
2001 - Best Lyricist - Ravanaprabhu
1999 - Best Lyricist - Punaradivasam
1997 - Best Lyricist - Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu
1995 - Best Lyricist - Agnidevan

Asianet Film Awards:

2008 - Best Lyricist Award - Madambi
2006 - Best Lyricist Award - Vadakkumnadhan
2004 - Best Lyricist Award - Maampazhakkaalam

Courtesy: Wikipedia



Prepared by: Winston Morris



Statistics

YearLyricsStoryScreenplayDialogueSinging
Not available7 - - - - - -
19903 - - 1 - - -
19913 - - - - - -
199225 - - - - - -
199352 - 1 - - - -
199445 - - 11 - -
1995115 - - - - - -
1996118 - - - - - -
1997170 - 2 - - - -
1998105 - 1 - - - -
199995 - 111 - -
200075 - - - - - -
2001110 - - - - - -
200280 - - - - - -
2003114 - - - - - -
2004116 - 1 - - - -
200589 - - - - - -
200684 - 111 - 1
200754 - - - - - -
200825 - - - - - -
200954 - - - - - -
201031 - - - - - -
20111 - - - - - -
20128 - - - - - -
201314 - - - - - -
20152 - - - - - -