T.M. SOUNDARARAJAN
Name  T.M.SOUNDARARAJAN
Parents  Meenatchi Iyengar, Venkatammaal.
Date of Birth  24.03.1923
Plce of Birth  Madurai, Tamilnadu.
Education  S.S.L.C (not qualified to write the final exam), Hindi-Passed 'RastraBasha'.
Vocal Training  Saarangabaani Baagavathar, Kaaraikudi Rajamani Iyer.
Inagural Concert  Madurai Sathguru Samaajam-1945, Violin-C.R.Mani, Miruthangam-S.N.Vijayarangam.
Family  Marriage- 28.03.1946, Wife- Sumithra, 3 sons & 3 daughters.
First song Jupiter's 'KRISHNA VIJAYAM' - 1946,
Direction:Sunderlal Natkarni,
Music: Subbiah Naidu.
Songs 'Namma Kannan Prathaabamae, Raathae ennai Vittu Odaathaedi, Naanam Aeno Anuradha'.
First Screen Appearance Film: Devaki,
Song: 'Munnaalil Aandavanae Naeril Vandhu'.
As a Hero Pattinaththaar, Aunagirinaathar.
First song for Sivaji 'Konjum Kiliyaana pennai...Sariyaa thappaa?'
Film- koondukkili,
Lyric- Thanjai Raamaiya Dos,
Music-K.V.Mahadevan,
Direction- T.R.Raamannaa.
First song for M.G.R 'Eththanaik kaalamthaan aemaatruvaar intha naattilae'
Film- Malaikkallan,
Lyric-Thanjai Raamaiya Dos,
Kovai Aiyaa Muththu,
Music-Subbaiya Naidu,
Prduced & Directed by - Sriramulu Naidu.
Mukta Srinivasan  "Sonia Gandhi became emotional when TMS sang ``Ullam Urugudhaiya'' at the first anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi's death for which she had come down from Sriperumbudur. ``What do the lines mean,'' she asked. "My heart melts...'' she was told. She had just begun walking down the dais but stood transfixed and moved. "Such is the power of TMS's voice and his music''.
Vali's Eulogy " T. M. Soundararajan was one of the first to tell me to come to Chennai and try to make a name here, he said. Vali had written his lyrics (``Karpanai Endralum...'', a devotional number on Lord Muruga which is popular even today) on just a post card and had sent it to TMS. "The popularity of the song was most unexpected".
First abroad visit  1957 - Malaysia
Other countries  Singapore, Srilanka, South Africa, Dubai, U.S,
Canada & many European Countries.
Evergreen Devotional Hits  1.Ullam Uruguthaiyaa...
2.Murugaa Endrazhaikkavaa...
3.Karppanai Endraalum...
4.Azhagendra Sollukku Murugaa...
5.Mannaanaalum Thiruchenduril...
6.Unaippaadum Thozhilandri...

 

Some of the titles bestowed upon
S.No TITLE BESTOWED BY
1 Geethavaari Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam
2 Isaikkadal Kavignar Kannadasan in the presence of Shri.Kamarajar
3 Karpagath Tharu Mannar Selam Tamil Isai Sangam
4 Ezhilisai Mannar Shri.M.Karunanidhi on behalf of A.V.M
5 Kalaimamani Tamilnadu Iyal Isai Naadaga Manram
6 Geetharanjana Vaarithi Madurai Aadheenam Somasundara Thambiran
7 Arutpaa Isaimani Vadalur Thiruvarutpa Isai Sangam
8 Gnana Kala Bharthi Shri.Lalgudi Jayaraman @ bharatkalachar

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