National award wininng lyricist Na Muthukumar, 41, passed away in Chennai on Sunday. He was suffering from jaundice for the past few days.He won the National award for lyricist for the movies Thanga Meenkal and Saivam.
Muthukumar began his career wanting to be a director and worked under Balu Mahendra for four years. But then he became a lyricist, beginning with the lyrics for the songs of the Tamil film Veera Nadai, directed by Seeman. Though Veera nadai is the first film he wrote the lyrics it released as 32nd movie.
He worked with almost every contemporary Tamil film music composer and was one of the most important and busiest writers in the Tamil film industry.