Veteran lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

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On the demise of Bichu Thirumala, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the former brought film music closer to the people through his songs.

New Delhi: Veteran Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala is no more. He was 80 when he breathed his last.

Bichu Thirumala, who passed away on Friday, was undergoing treatment at a hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. Condoling the demise of Bichu Thirumala, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the former brought film music closer to the people through his songs.

Kerala Education Minister V Shivankutty has also expressed his deep condolences.

Born B. Sivasankaran Nair, Bichu Thirumala was prolific as a lyricist in Malayalam mainstream cinema from the 1970s to the 1990s, penning over 3000 film songs as well as several devotional songs.

He also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist for the films ‘Trishna’ and ‘Thenam Vayambam’.

(ANI)

First published:November 26, 2021, 10:32 am

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