Famous south Indian Singer Malaysia Vasudevan was admitted at Surya Hospital in Vadapalani,Chennai after he suffered a cardiac arrest this morning.According to reports, the condition of the singer remains critical and he has been moved to Intensive Care Unit (ICU).Doctors have advised 48 hours observation.
Malaysia Vasudevan is a Tamil singer who was born in Malaysia. He moved to India and found a career as a singer and actor in stage plays. Later, he started singing for movies and, to date, has nearly 8,000 songs in Tamil,and over 4,000 songs in Malayalam,Kannda,Telugu in to his credit. He has also acted in nearly 85 films. His first song was for the film “Delhi to Madras”. He then did a stint with M.S.Viswanathan and was eventually sought by Ilaiyaraja and Bharathiraja to sing in the film “16 Vayathinile”. He has also sung few songs in Hindi. He has been awarded “Kalaimamani” by the Tamil Nadu Government.
Veteran Tamil director A.P. Nagarajan christened him as “Malaysia Vasudevan”. He has worked with many music directors such as M.S.Viswanathan, Ilaiyaraja, Shankar-Ganesh, Deva, A.R.Rahman, and Vidyasagar. After T.M.Sounderajan, he was called as ghost voice for Sivaji Ganesan.
Malaysia Vasudevan’s daughter Prashanthini is a playback singer in Tamil. She is most famous for her songs ‘Mundhinam Parthene’ in Varanam Aayiram and ‘Ayyayo’ in Aadukalam.
By : Rakhesh R
Published: February 16, 2011