Vairamuthu (13 July 1953 - / Vadugapatti, Theni, Tamil Nadu / India)
Vairamuthu (Tamil: வைரமுத்து; born Vairamuthu Ramaswamy Thevar) is an award-winning Indian Tamil poet and lyricist.
Debuting in the film Nizhalgal (1980) with the lyrics for the song "Ponmalai Pozhudhu", he has now about 5800 songs to his credit as of January 2009. His partnership with the composers Ilaiyaraaja, and later A. R. Rahman, have resulted in critical praise, awards, and box office hits.
He was awarded the National Film Award six times for Best Lyricist, the most by any Indian lyricist. He is a recipient of Kalaimamani, while also winning awards from the Government of Tamil Nadu for his contribution to Tamil literature.
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