T.M. Soundararajan

Voice of Tamil

Print edition : June 28, 2013

T.M. Soundararajan at a recording theatre in Chennai in December 2008. Photo: S.S. KUMAR

TMS, Sivaji Ganesan, Finance Minister C. Subramaniam, and music directors M.S. Viswanathan and T.K. Ramamurthy in Chennai on September 30, 1961. The real break for TMS in playback singing came with the Sivaji-starrer 'Thooku Thooki'. Photo: dsds sdaf sdfgdfgh

Whether it was melodies, lyrics loaded with political statements or philosophy, folksy tunes, or a raga-based song, T.M. Soundararajan’s (1923-2013) singing was unparalleled. His voice captured the nuances and majesty of the Tamil language completely.
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