Singer over generations, T.M. Soundarajan suffers serious health deterioration

May 25, 2013: T.M. Soundararajan: Leaving behind the devotion of his Tamil voice forever

Singer T.M. Soundararajan, lasting voice of popular stars in Tamil silver screen is suffering from serious health deterioration and has been receiving treatment at a hospital in Teynampet. The singer fondly called as TMS, is diagnosed with conditions of nerve damage.

Thuguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan, born on March 24, 1923 has been rendering popular melodies for well over five decades.

T.M. Soundararajan appears in song for Nagesh starer movie Server Sundaram.

The voice of T.M. Soundararajan, is the voice of Murugan and Krishna devotional songs and philosophical songs of great Tamil lyricists is still unmatched.

How one is to peruse among his hundreds of memorable songs, that constantly plays in our ears and daily routine?

Here are few collections from the trove of his widely popular songs over many generations:

Playback for Jaishankar ~ The young super hero’s vibrant voice

Sang duet, Philosophical and political songs for MGR

MGR hitting out schadenfreude ~ Spreading the ‘Puradchi Thalaivar’s” charisma musically

mp3: Aaru maname aaru ~

Sings six commandments of the divine for Sivaji Ganesan

Memorable songs of many Sivaji starer super hit films, as jewel on the late star’s crown as ‘Nadigar Thilagam’

Giving voice to his lyricist of many songs, Kavignar Kannadasan when he made a guest appearance in the ‘Puradchi Thalaivi’ J. Jayalalithaa starring ‘Sooriyakanthi’

Giving voice to famous lyrics of Evergreen Poet Vaali for ‘King of Romance’ Gemini Ganesan

Duty of devotion ~ From Arunagirinathar ~ Muthai-tharu pathi thiru-Nagai

Voice for the bamboos in the hands of Krishna that render melody: PullagnKulal Kodutha Moongilgale ~ Live in 1992

mp3 from soundtrack:

PullagnKulal Kodutha Moongilgale

The benevolent voice: Kandhan Thiruneeru Anindhaal ~ In Praise of Lord Muruga

Voicing the unity in religions – Andru Kedpavan Arasan Maranthal ~ Justice denied at the court of the King is delivered in the court of God

T.M. Soundararajan is bestowed with many titles for his acclaimed singing and music, from “Geetha Varithi” to “Bhakthi Isai Paavalar”.

The great singer is a living voice of Tamil arts and culture. He lives in the hearts and minds of his fans around the globe.

12 Comments

  1. Very nice selection of songs.
    The meaning and words of each of the songs should be taught to the younger generations.
    It is a pity that the modern songs have very little meaning – it is just “music” and often meaning less!

  2. I am a fan of TMS songs. Beautiful songs not only for Sivaji Ganeshan’s movie and MGR movie songs. Nice humming on Jeyshangar’s movies too. I am very happy that you bring up the Golden songs to the public for their memories. When you hear these songs you feel that TMS acts on that movie. That how express the feelings on the songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG0R0U_cqWo

  3. There is no one who can beat TMS voice and has his own style of singing for ShivajiGanesan and MGR. Shivaji Ganesan’s lip movements and TMS voice merge so well as if Shivaji Ganesan is singing by himself. This is something the present generation has to learn. For years to come, his song and voice will well be remembered by all.

  4. Thank you for the songs you have attached with TMS blog,let the younger generation listen to thses songs sung by one person in so many different voices beautifully. I am TMS fan too! and listen his cinema songs in MP3

  5. Nice selection of songs. You should have included – SSR, Ravichandran,AVM Rajan – Thunaivan, even Kamal and Rajani and many other actors form whom our beloved and life source TMS has rendered his commanding/melodious/bewitching/unimicable etc.etc. voice and making us to hum till our last breath.

    I think about The one and only TMS day in and day out effortlessly/spontaneously. I at time feel that I am addicted to his voice. Only his voice is having the cammand, the expression he brought out in songs like – Nan AAnayittal for MGR in Engaveetu Pillai and many other songs for MGR. This manly commanding voice changes into a melody when he sings Poo Malayil , etc. He got all Bhavas in his voice which inspires us, the listeners to get that perticular mood.

    Therefore, I rate our beloved TMS as the ONE AND ONLY.

    R. Sundaram, Vadaku Selianellor, Tamil Nadu

  6. The voice of legend….golden toung….its a great gift of god…is created for the song only….wish him Mr.TMS has to be live so long with healt & wealth…god bless u Mr.TMS…!!

  7. T M S is the Greatest Play Back Singer Tamil Film World has ever Produced
    There is none so Great so far .. The Greatest Hero M G R & Shivaji came alive because of T M S’s MagicalVoice .God Bless My Beloved T M S with GOOD HEALTH AS LONG AS HE LIVES

    Selvam Great Fan of T M S

  8. IAM CRAZE AFTER T.M.S FROM MY CHILDHOOD. ………….. NONE OTHER THAN U SIR CAN BRING OUT SUCH EXPRESSIONS FOR SIVAJI

    JI. I FEEL MUCH PROUD, FOR I M BORN IN UR ERA OR ELSE I COULDN’T HAV GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN SUCH LEGENDARY VOICE.

    M.S.V & SIVAJI & KANNADASAN & URSELF IS A MAGICAL COMBINATION SIR. I PRAY GOD ALMIGHTY TO BLESS U WITH GOOD HEALTH SIR.

    A.MUTHUSWAMY, TIRUPPUR, TAMILNADU.

  9. All praise to God, I love TM Saundrajan songs, THE SONGS EXCELLANCE while I was growing up in 60s and 70s watching Sivaji/MGR movies and song sing by TMS, I never forget TMS songs I still listen. you are always remembered.

    Mohamed Ameen
    Atlanta, GA, USA

  10. Very sad news its a disaster for me. Great singer missed. my prayer convey to his family. May god will bless him.

  11. Great Legend T.M.Soundararajan passed away today(25-05-2013). May his soul rest in peace.
    jhukku gheedhum gauvras murugan dev menadh engo jhukku oppai. (Posted in Sourashtra language since he is an Sourashtrian)

    dhaNnu
    Raamesh Keerthi N.J

  12. TMS voice is un comparable his voice will Eco in the minds of Tamils for another 1000 years. TMS is TMS there willnot be another man to imitate Like TMS. He will be in the hearts of Millian.

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