Lyricist-poet Poovachal Khader dies at 73


Notorious lyricist-poet Poovachal Khader, who had penned a handful of evergreen romantic songs and mawkish melodies in Mollywood at some point of late 1970s and 80s, died following COVID-19 problems right here on Tuesday. He used to be 73.

He died following cardiac arrest while present process remedy for COVID and intense pneumonia at the authorities medical faculty clinic right here, family sources acknowledged.

Creator of a call of supreme ever hit songs of Malayalam, Khader wrote simply about 1500 songs in about 400 movies in his profession spanning over five a few years.

“Poomaname” (Nirakoottu), “Anuragini itha en” (Oru Kudakkeezhil), “Etho janma kalpanayil” (Palangal), “Natha nee varum” (Chamaram) etc own been amongst the evergreen songs penned by Khader.

Born in a tiny hamlet named Poovachal near listen to in December 25, 1948, Khader had worked as an engineer within the authorities provider forward of changing into a a part of the tinsel town.

After entering the Mollywood by penning lyrics for a movie in 1972, he had been a prominent presence within the industry for loads of a few years and penned songs for maestros like Okay J Yesudas, P Jaychandran, S Janaki etc.

He worked with loads of iconic filmmakers in conjunction with Bharathan, Padmarajan, P N Menon, Okay G George and I V Sasi at some point of his renowned ingenious profession.

Also a published author, Khader wrote a call of Mappila and radio songs apart from penning lyrics for movies.

He’s survived by partner Amina Beevi and two daughters.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan termed the death of Khader as a ‘broad loss’ to the world of literature and acknowledged he may perchance be the lyricist who had written most realistic decision of film songs in Malayalam.

Most of his songs had bought high-quality acceptance amongst folks, he added.

Union Minister V Muraleedharan also condoled the death of Poovachal Khader.

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