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V Dakshinamoorthy

Born22nd December, 1919
Died2nd August, 2013
Native PlaceAlappuzha
CareerMusic (967 songs from 138 Movies), Singing (38 songs from 26 Movies), Cast (3), Lyrics (2 songs from 2 Movies), Background Music (2)
First MovieNallathanka (1950)


V. Dakshinamoorthy is a veteran carnatic musician and music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films, predominantly in Malayalam films. He has set scores for the songs in over 125 films. He is now retired from film music direction but is still active in classical music. He has to his credit as many as 859 songs composed over a period of 50 years.

Dakshinamoorthy was born on 22 December 1919 as Venkateswaran Dakshinamoorthy, to D. Venkateswara Iyer and Parvathi Ammal in Alappuzha district, (Travancore, British India). His interest in music was nurtured by his mother who taught him keerthanas of Thyagaraja Swamikal when he was still a child. After finishing S.S.L.C., he learned carnatic music form Venkatachalam Potty in Trivandrum.

He learned more about carnatic music and became an expert of it. He debuted in the film industry with Nalla Thanka, produced by Kunchacko and K. V. Koshy under the banner of K & K Productions. The hero of the film was Augustin Joseph, father of renowned singer K. J. Yesudas. The film also had songs sung by Augustin.[2] Dakshinamoorthy went on to set scores for K. J. Yesudas and his son Vijay Yesudas (for the film Poomukhappadiyil Ninneym Kathu, directed by Bhadran) as well, thus achieving a rare treat.

He set the scores for many songs written by Sreekumaran Thampi, forming a famous musician-songwriter duo like the Vayalar Ramavarma - G. Devarajan and P. Bhaskaran - Baburaj duos. He had R. K. Shekhar, father of the music director A. R. Rahman as his assistant for a few films, who later became a musician in his own right. He went on to direct music for over 125 films including Navalokam, Seetha, Viyarppinte Vila, Sri Guruvayoorappan, Kadamattathachan and Indulekha.

His evergreen compositions include Swapnangal... Swapnangale ningal...(Kavyamela), Pattu padiyurakkan njan...(Seetha), Uthara swayamvaram...(Danger Biscuit), Kattile pazhmulam...(Vilaykku Vangiya Veena) and Vathil pazhuthilooden...(Idanazhiyil Oru Kalocha). He was guru of many singers and Music Directors including P. Leela, P. Susheela, Kalyani Menon and Ilaiyaraja. In 1971 he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director.

In 2003, he received the coveted 'Sangeetha Saraswathi' Award from the hands of revered Poojya Sri Guruji Viswanath of Manava Seva Kendra, Bangalore. In the year 2008, he composed 4 songs for the Malayalam Movie Mizhikal Sakshi.

Awards

2010 - Ramashramam Unneerikutty Award
2010 - Honorary Doctorate by Mahatma Gandhi University
2007 - Swaralaya Yesudas Award
1998 - Kerala State Film Award for Lifetime Achievement - J. C. Daniel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government of Kerala
1971 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director

Courtesy: Wikipedia



Prepared by: Winston Morris



Statistics

YearMusicSingingCastLyricsBackground Music
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195128 - 3 - - - - -
195213 - 3 - - - - -
195353 - 2 - 1 - - -
195424 - 1 - - - - -
19558 - - - - - - -
195620 - - - - - - -
19599 - - - - - - -
196013 - 1 - - - - -
196122 - 3 - - 1 - -
196236 - 2 - - - - -
196332 - - - - - - -
196427 - 5 - - - - -
196517 - 1 - 1 - - -
196617 - 3 - - - - -
196725 - 1 - - - - -
196823 - - - - - - -
196920 - - - - - - -
197062 - 1 - - - - -
197126 - - - - - - -
197263 - 1 - - - - -
197358 - 3 - - - - -
197451 - 1 - - - - -
197521 - 1 - - - - -
197650 - - - - - - -
197765 - 2 - - - - -
197839 - 1 - - - - -
197920 - - - - - - 1
198018 - - - - - - -
198121 - 1 - - - - -
198227 - - - - - - -
198422 - 1 - - - - -
19853 - - - - - - -
19865 - 1 - - - - 1
19876 - - - - - - -
19916 - - - - 1 - -
2005 - - - - 1 - - -
20084 - - - - - - -
20141 - - - - - - -