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Who was Bichu Thirumala?

B. Sivasankaran Nair popularly known as Bichu Thirumala (13 February 1941 – 26 November 2021) was an Indian lyricist and poet. He, along with O. N. V. Kurup, is known for creating the style of arranging beautiful words in Malayalam film songs.

In Malayalam cinema, Bichu Thirumala led the group of lyricists who wrote songs for readymade tunes. He won the Kerala State Film Award for the best lyricist two times.

Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away
Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

Lyricist Bichu Thirumala, who penned popular film songs known for their poetic quality, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest here on Friday. He was 80. He has been under treatment for various health issues at a private hospital and was under ventilator support.

Born B.Sivasankaran Nair, he was prolific as a lyricist in Malayalam mainstream cinema from the 1970s till the 1990s, penning around 3000 film songs as well as several devotional songs.

He has worked with a range of composers from M.S.Baburaj to A.R.Rahman, and had proved to be adept at molding words to suit all kinds of situations, evident in songs like ‘Ottakkambi Naadam’ from ‘Thenum Vayambum’, ‘Padakali’ from ‘Yodha’, ‘Varuvanillaarumee’ from ‘Manichithrathazhu’ and ‘Aayiram Kannumayi’ from ‘Nokketha Doorath Kannum nattu’.

He won the State Film Award for the Best Lyricists in 1981 for ‘Thenum Vayambum’ and ‘Thrishna’ and again in 1991 for ‘Kadinjool Kalyanam’.

Condoling his death, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Bichu Thirumala through his lyrics brought film music closer to the people.

Bichu Thirumala Biography, Wiki

Bichu Thirumala is a poet and popular lyricist of Malayalam cinema. He, along with O. N. V. Kurup, is known for the distinct style of arranging beautiful and simple words in film songs of Malayalam and the contributions given by these two poets to Malayalam cinema is immensely huge.

Bichu Thirumala is also known for writing instant lyrics to fit the tunes of the song. He is most popular for movies like Thenum vayambum, Trishna, Bhaja govindam and Kadinjool kalyanam.

His other movies include Bhaja govindam, Soothrakaari,Aaradhana, Urakkam Varaatha Raathrikal, Hemantharaathri, Anubhavam, Aalinganam Akkal dama, Naalumani pookkal, Jnan nine premikkunnu, Kaithapoo, Adavukal pathinettu, Rowdy Ramu, Avalude raavukal, Pappayude swantham apoos, Yodha, Jackpot, Kaanamarayathu, Manichirathaazhu, Vietnam colony and Prayanam.

Bichu Thirumala Biography Wikipedia
Bichu Thirumala
BornB. Sivasankaran Nair
13 February 1941
Trivandrum, Travancore
Died26 November 2021 (aged 80)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationLyricist, Poet, Author, Scriptwriter, Screenwriter, Composer, Singer
Years active1972–2021
Spouse(s)Prasanna Kumari
ChildrenSuman Bichu
Parent(s)C.G.Bhaskaran Nair (Father) Parukutty Amma (Mother)
AwardsKerala State Film Award
Critics Award
Film Fans Award
Stallion International Award
Vamadevan Award
Sree Chithirathirunal Award
P.Bhaskaran Award

Bichu Thirumala Career

Bichu Thirumala started his lyricist career in the 1972-Malayalam film Bhaja Govindam. After his modest beginning, Thirumala went on to become one of the most successful Malayalam lyricists and wrote songs for such notable music directors as Shyam, A. T. Ummer, Raveendran, G. Devarajan, and Ilaiyaraaja. In the 1970’s he teamed up with music director A. T. Ummer to compose many sweet melodies.

His popular songs during golden era of Malayalam music include – Nakshathra Deepangal of Nirakudam, aayiram aalila deepangal, Braahma Muhoorthathil Praanasakhi Nee and Karuna Cheyvaanenthu of Bhaja govindam, Aaraaro Aariraaro of Aaradhana, Viswam Chamachum of Raja parambara, Vembanaattu Kaayalil of Oonjaal, Karpoora thulasi of Angeekaram, Sarvam Brahmamayam of Prayanam, Dhoomam Dhoomaananda and Manasse Ashwasikkoo of Jnan nine premikkunnu, Neelakaashavum Meghangalum and Akkal daama than thaazvarayil of Akkal dama, Naladamayanthi Kadhayile of Rowdy ramu, Prabhaathakiranam of Thanal, Unmaadam Gandharva of Kaamam krodham moham, Kaatte Vaa Kaatte Vaa of Kaithappoo, Sreebhootha Bali  of Ahalya, Thaamarappoonkulakkadavinu of Adavukal pathinettu, Vellappalunkotha of Sootrakaari, Muthe ponmuthe of Stridaam, Chandana Gandhikal, Thushaarabindukkale and Hemantham Thozhuthunarum of Aalinganam, Kuruvikal Osana Paadum, Medamaasakkaalam of Enikku jnan swantham, Souramayookham and Vaakappoomaram of Anubhavam.

His other popular tracks since 1980’s include Mainakam kadalil ninnuyarunnuvo of Trishna, Rakendu kirangal and Unni aarariro of avalude raavukal ,Lallalam padunna and pathiraavai neram of Vietnaam Colony, Mizhiyoram and manjani kombil of Manjil virinja pookkal, nananju neriya of Ente mohangal poovaninju, Kannodu kannoram and Aalorunji of Ente mamaatty kuttiyammakku, Pavada venam of Angadi, En swanam of Anupallavi, Aavani poovin of CID Unnikrishnan BA BEd,  Oru madhurakinavin and Kasthuri maan kurunne of Kaanamarayathu, Thenum vayambum title track, Thaazvaaram manpoove and Kulambadi thaalam of Jackpot, Oru murai vanthu and Pazham thamizh paattu of Manichirathaazhu, Enn Poove Pon Poove, Snehathin poonchola and Oolathumbathirunnu of Pappayude swantham apoos, Padakali and Kunukune of Yodha and Kallan chakkittu of Thachiledathu chundan.

Bichu Thirumala Wife

He was married to Prasanna Kumari. They have a son whose name is Suman Bichu.

Bichu Thirumala FAQ’s

Who was Bichu Thirumala?

B. Sivasankaran Nair popularly known as Bichu Thirumala (13 February 1941 – 26 November 2021) was an Indian lyricist and poet. He, along with O. N. V. Kurup, is known for creating the style of arranging beautiful words in Malayalam film songs.

How did Bichu Thirumala die?

Lyricist Bichu Thirumala, who penned popular film songs known for their poetic quality, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest here on Friday.

How old was Bichu Thirumala?

Bichu Thirumala died at 80.

Who is Bichu Thirumala’s wife?

He was married to Prasanna Kumari.

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