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Reghu Kumar

Reghu Kumar

Indian composer
Reghu Kumar
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indian composer
A.K.A. Reghu Kumar, Raghu Kumar
Was Musician Composer
From India
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 13 June 1953, Kozhikode
Death 20 February 2014, Chennai (aged 60 years)
Family
Spouse: Bhavani
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

P. K. Reghukumar (Raghukumar; 13 June 1953 – 20 February 2014) was a noted music composer from Kerala, India. His compositions first achieved prominence in the 1980s.

Life and work

Born into the prominent Pootheri family at Kozhikode in Kerala on 13 June 1953, Raghukumar started training in Indian classical music with Carnatic vocals at an early age under the tutelage of Guru G.S.Sreekrishnan. Subsequently, he took training in Indian percussion on the tabla under the able guidance of Guru Balasubramaniam of (All India Radio). Fascinated by Hindustani music, Raghukumar started training on the sitar under Guru Vincent (a.k.a. Vincent Master).

At the age of 15, Raghukumar debuted on stage as an accompanying artist for eminent musicians of Indian classical and Western percussion from all over India. At the age of 16, he was a graded percussionist for All India Radio. He then graduated to grade 'A' music composer for All India Radio. He made an entry into the film industry as a musician under the guidance of the eminent music arranger/composer R. K. Shekhar (Father of A.R.Rahman).

Raghukumar was married to the actress Bhavani. The couple have two daughters : Bhavana and Bhavitha.

Raghukumar died at the age of 60 on 20 February 2014, due to kidney failure. He was survived by his wife, children and siblings, Prasanna and Vijayakumar.

Famous hits

  1. Thalavattam
  2. Hello My Dear Wrong Number
  3. Shyama
  4. Boeing Boeing
  5. Maya Mayuram
  6. Kanakkinavu
  7. Aryan

Dheera

Discography

Films

  • Visham
  • Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil
  • Aram Aram Kinnaram
  • Ponthooval
  • Onnum Mindatha Barya
  • Nadhi Muthal Nadhi Vare
  • Veendum Liza
  • Ithra Mathram
  • Pavam Poornima
  • Hello My Dear Wrong Number
  • Cheppu
  • Aryan
  • Ayiram Kannural
  • Manassariyathe
  • Amina Tailors
  • Kottum Koravayum
  • Aatta Katha
  • Kana Kinavu
  • Maya Mayuram
  • Shyama
  • Pouran
  • Subadram
  • Eswara Jagadeeshwara
  • Manasille Manpeda
  • Thalavattam
  • Boeing Boeing
  • Dheera (1982)
  • Collector (film)

Albums

  • Hari Narayana by S. Janaki (Magnasound)
  • Gana Pournami (HMV)
  • Sweet Melodies Vol.3 by K.J. Yesudas (Tarangini)
  • Festival Songs (Taragini)
  • Thulasimala (Tarangini)
  • Ehithira Thumpi (Audiotracks)

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