Renowned Tamil poet and lyricist Pulamaipithan passes away at 85
Tamil poet and lyricist Pulamaipithan, who is also known as Ramasamy, passed away at age of 85 on Wednesday morning due to age-related ailments. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai after being admitted to ICU. Politicians and his fans are taking to social media sites to express their condolences to his family.
He was admitted to Fortis Malar hospital in the city on August 28 and was put on life support. However, his health condition deteriorated, and he left for heavenly abode. His mortal remains will be taken to his home in Neelangarai and will be kept for public homage.
His last tweet:
உடல் நலக்குறைவால் சென்னை நீலாங்கரையில் உள்ள தனியார் மருத்துவமனையில் அனுமதி
— Pulavar PULAMAIPITHAN (@PPulamaipithan) August 28, 2021
The lyricist is known for writing several songs for top stars like MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan. He rose to fame after he penned lyrics for the song Naan Yaar Nee Yaar for MGR in his film Kudiyirundha Koyil. He wrote lyrics of his last song in the year 2016 for Thalapathy Vijay’s song Thaaimai from Theri. The song was sung by Jayashri. Talking about his poems, Pulamaipithan wrote around 100 poems till now.
Born in Coimbatore in 1935, he came to Chennai during the 60s with an ambition to pen lyrics for songs in Tamil films. Many do not know that he served as the Deputy Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council. Unfortunately, this year many Tamil celebs passed away. Tamil actor-comedian Vivekh died on April 17 after suffering a heart attack. Venkat Subha, Indra Kumar, Pandu and Kalyani Menon too bade goodbye and left for heavenly abode this year.
May Pulamaipithan’s soul rests in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.