M.S.Viswanathan, fondly called as MSV, one of the greatest music directors of Indian cinema who has composed music for as many as 1200 films in a career spanning more than five decades passed away this morning at around 4.30 am.
MSV has composed worked will all the doyens of Tamil cinema.and the list includes lyricists Kannadasan, Vaali, Vairamuthu, singers T.M.Soundararajan, P.B.Srinivas, K,J,Yesudoss, S.P.Balasubramaniam, P.Susheela, S.Janaki, Vaani Jayaram, directors Krishnan Panju, Bhimsingh, K.Balachander, Sreedhar, actors MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajini, Kamal...
MSV has is also a singer and he has crooned in his music and also the songs composed by other music directors such as Ilaiyaraja, A.R.Rahman an Yuvan Shankar Raja
As a music director he worked together with Ramamurthy in 700 films. He has also shared joint credit with Ilaiayraja for a couple of films and his son Yuvan Shankar Raja for the remake of 'Thillu Mullu'. He has also acted in films.
The legendary composer was always known to be a modest and kind person who always used to address everyone in a respectful tone.
We convey our deep condolences for the bereaved Family of the musical genius and also prayers for his soul to rest in peace.