M. S. Viswanathan

  • Music

Jun 24, 1928  in Palakkad, Kerala, India

Also Known as: Mellisai Mannar, MSV, Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan

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M. S. Vishwanathan, also known as Mellisai Mannar, is an Indian music director born in Ellapuli, Palakkad district, Kerala, on 24 January 1928. His first work in the film industry was as a child artist in a Tamil movie, Kannagi. He has been given the title of Thirai Isai Chakravarthy (“The Emperor of Cine Music”) by J Jayalalithaa. His famous works include movies like Balaji Mahima, Zulm Ki Zanjeer, Afsana Do Dilon Ka and Pyaara Tarana.