08 September 2016
Udumalai Narayana Kavi 31.12.2008
Udumalai Narayana Kavi (1899–1981) was an Indian poet. He is best known for writing several lyrics that were used in the freedom movement in his early days and between 1950 and 1972. He wrote lyrics for several Kollywood movies. Several of the movies that he wrote lyrics for were box office hits includingVelaikari, Nallathambi, Poompuhar, Manohara. He was affectionately known as "Kaviraayar" in the movie industry. He was also associated with N. S. Krishnan the famous comedian in 1940's.
In respect for his contribution to Tamil and its people, the government of Tamil Nadu has erected a memorial for him at Udumalaipettai. What made Narayana Kavi very popular was his ability to use simple language that could be understood even by peasants. He died in 1981.