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National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar passes away at 41 in Chennai

In a career lasting over a decade, he wrote around 1,000 songs and holds a special record for penning 103 songs in 2012

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Chennai, August 14,2016: National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died here on Sunday due to jaundice, a source said. He was 41.

“He passed away at his residence. He was suffering from high fever and succumbed to jaundice,” the source close told IANS.

When he began his career, he wanted to be a director. It was with the 2000 release Tamil film “Veera Nadai” that Muthukumar started his journey as a lyricist.

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In a career lasting over a decade, he wrote around 1,000 songs. He holds a special record for penning 103 songs in 2012.

Most popular for his collaboration with composers Yuvan Shankar Raja and G.V Prakash, he reportedly wrote over 200 songs in the latter’s composition.

“Can’t believe this. Na Muthukumar is no more… He’s written more than 200 songs in my films. A huge loss. May god give strength to his family,” Prakash tweeted.

“My music career started with his lyric in veyilodu vilayadi … He had written all the songs in #KIK ,” he added.

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Prakash added that his musical career started with Muthukumar’s song “Veyilodu Vilayadi” from the National Award winning Tamil film “Veyyil”.

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Two of his songs “Aanandha Yazhai Meetugiraai” (from “Thanga Meengal”) and “Azhage Azhage” (from “Saivam”) fetched him National Awards.

Some of his other popular songs include “Suttum Vizhi”, “Devathaiyai Kandaen”, “Mun Andhi” and “Venillave”. (IANS)

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Rana is better known as Baladeva, who portrayed the role of a villain to best of its perfection.

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Rana's full name is Rama Naidu Daggubat. Wikimedia Commons
Rana's full name is Rama Naidu Daggubat. Wikimedia Commons

NEW DELHI: The movie Baahubali has fully transformed the concept of movie making in India. At the same time, it reminds us about the flawless work been executed under the direction by SS Rajamouli’s and went on to become one of the best movies of the Indian cinema. This movie opened up new dimensions and possibilities to the filmmaking field and one name that became prominent after the success of Baahubali was Rana Daggubati.

Baahubali has already broke many box office records with its success. Wikimedia Commons
Baahubali has already broken many box office records with its success. Wikimedia Commons

Rana is better known as Baladeva, who portrayed the role of a villain to best of its perfection. He has also featured as Jai Singh Rathore in Akshay Kumar’s Baby. Recently, he has celebrated his 33rd birthday on December 14.

Let’s have a look at some of the aspects, related to the life of Rana Daggubati.

  • Rana was born on Born on December 14, 1984, to Daggubati Suresh Babu, a Telugu film producer. Initially, he was named as Rama Naidu Daggubati but he cut short it to Rana, before entering into his professional life.
  • Rana Daggubati eye had some issue when he was just a kid. Due to this, he wasn’t able to see from his right eye but later on, he got it operated and got it corrected.
  • During his college days, Rana had a girlfriend but later on, she got married to someone else.
  • Rana Daggubati started his career as a model, as his height is 6 feet, 2 inches, which is quite impressive. But later on, he took up as a Visual Effects Producer.
  • He won National Film Award for co-producing Bommalata – A Bellyful of Dreams in 2006.
Rana Daggubati has been awarded as the Best Male Debut in South in Filmfare award. Wikimedia Commons
Rana Daggubati has been awarded as the Best Male Debut in South in Filmfare award. Wikimedia Commons
  • During his childhood days, Rana Daggubati was keen to become a software engineer. But after Salman Khan advised him to get into acting, he immediately considered that option.
  • Rana Daggubati is also been honored with Nandi Award for his efforts, which is one of the highest honors in Tollywood industry.
  • Apart from modeling and acting, Rana Daggubati also holds a degree in Industrial Photography and is very passionate about the same.
  • Rana Daggubati debuted with a blockbuster film, Leader. Later he was awarded Best Male Debut in South in Filmfare award.
  • Later, Rana Daggubati went on to make his Bollywood debut with Dum Maaro Dum and was appreciated for his skills and acting.