Saturday, July 4, 2009

V. Dakshinamoorthy

Birth name Venkateshwara Dakshinamoorthy
Also known as Swamy
Born 22 December 1919
Origin Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Genre(s) Carnatic music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Harmonium, Vocal
Years active 1950 - present

V. Dakshinamoorthy (b. 22 Dec 1919) is a veteran carnatic musician and music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films, predominantly in Malayalam films. He has set scores for the songs in over 125 films. He is now retired from film music direction but is still active in classical music[1]. He has to his credit as many as 859 songs composed over a a period of 50 years.In the year 2008, at 90 years he composed 4 songs for a Malayalam Movie Mizhikal Sakshi. 
Biography
Dakshinamoorthy was born on 22 December 1919 as Venkateswaran Dakshinamoorthy, to D. Venkateswara Iyer and Parvathi Ammal in Alappuzha, Kerala, India. His interest in music was nurtured by his mother who taught him keerthanas of Thyagaraja Swamikal when he was still a child. After finishing S.S.L.C., he learned carnatic music form Venkatachalam Potty in Trivandrum.
He learned more about carnatic music and became an expert of it. He debuted in the film industry with Nalla Thanka, produced by Kunchacko and Koshy under the banner of K & K Productions. The hero of the film was Augustin Joseph, father of renowned singer K. J. Yesudas. The film also had songs sung by Augustin. Dakshinamoorthy went on to set scores for K. J. Yesudas and his son Vijay Yesudas (for the film Poomukhappadiyil Ninneym Kathu, directed by Bhadran) as well, thus achieving a rare treat.
He set the scores for many songs written by Sreekumaran Thampi, forming a famous musician-songwriter duo like the Vayalar Ramavarma - G. Devarajan and P. Bhaskaran - Baburaj duos. He had R. K. Shekhar, father of the music director A. R. Rahman as his assistant for a few films, who later became a musician in his own right. He went on to direct music for over 125 films including Navalokam, Seetha, Viyarppinte Vila, Sri Guruvayoorappan, Kadamattathachan and Indulekha.
His evergreen compositions include Swapnangal... Swapnangale ningal...(Kavyamela), Pattu padiyurakkan njan...(Seetha), Uthara swayamvaram...(Danger Biscuit), Kattile pazhmulam...(Vilaykku Vangiya Veena) and Vathil pazhuthilooden...(Idanazhiyil Oru Kalocha). He was guru of many singers and Music Directors including P. Leela, P. Susheela, Kalyani Menon and Ilaiyaraja. In 1971 he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director.
In 2003, he received the coveted 'Sangeetha Saraswathi' Award from the hands of revered Poojya Sri Guruji Viswanath of Manava Seva Kendra, Bangalore.
Downloadable songs : Click on the songs
  1. Vathil pazhuthilooden
  2. Kattile pazhmulam
  3. Uthara Swayam varam
  4. Pattu padi urakkam njan
  5. Swapangal _Kavyamela
  6. chandrikayil aliyunnu,dakshinamoorthy,sreekumaranthambi,bhaaryamaar sookshikkuka.mp3
  7. aananda nadanam-bhaktha hanuman-dakshinamoorthy-sk thamby.mp3
  8. eeshwara - kannukal -ravi vilangan,dakshinamoorthy,yesudas.mp3
  9. Kakkathamburatti - Inapravukal - KJ Yesudas - V Dakshinamoorthy - Vayalar.mp3
  10. Bhajagovindam - Jagadguru Adisankaran - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sankaracharyar - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  11. Karkoonthal Kettilenthinu -Urvasi Bharathi - V Dakshinamoorthy - Thikkurissi - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  12. Chithrasilapalikal - Brahmachari - Yesudas - V Dakshinamoorthy - Vayalar.mp3
  13. Innale Neeyoru - Sthree - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - S Janaki.mp3
  14. Swapnangal Swapnangale - Kavyamela - V Dakshinamoorthy - Vayalar - KJ Yesudas - P Leela.mp3
  15. Mullappoom Pallilo - Arakkallan Mukkakallan - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - KJ Yesudas - S Janaki.mp3
  16. Vathil Pazuthiloode - Idanazhiyil Oru Kalocha - V Dakshinamoorthy - ONV Kurup - KS Chithra.mp3
  17. Aalapanam -KJ Yesudas[solo]Ganam1982-V Dakshinamoorthy-Sreekumaran Thampi-Raagamalika (Thodi).mp3
  18. Aval Chirichal - Vilakku Vangiya Veena - KJ Yesudas - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi.mp3
  19. Chandrikayil Aliyunnu - Bharyamar Sookshikkuka - Sreekumaran Thampi - Dakshinamoorthy - Yesudas - P Leela.mp3
  20. Kanaka Simhasanathil - Arakkallan Mukkakallan - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - KJ Yesudas - P Jayachandran.mp3
  21. Varumallo Ravil - Kannoor Deluxe - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - S Janaki.mp3
  22. Kattile Pazhmulam - Vilakku Vangiya Veena - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  23. Oonjala Oonjala - Veendum Prabhatham - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran.mp3
  24. Chaithrayamini - Driksakshi - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  25. Pon Veyil Manikacha - Nrithasaala - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  26. Vrischikapoonilave - Thacholi Marumakan Chandu - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  27. Ninte Mizhiyil Neelolpalam - Arakkallan Mukkakallan - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  28. Vaikkathashtami - Bharyamar Sookshikuka - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - KJ Yesudas - S Janaki.mp3
  29. Kannil Kannil Nokkiyirunnaal - Danger Biscuit - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - S Janaki.mp3
  30. Kakkakuyile Cholloo - Bharthavu - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - KJ Yesudas - LR Eeswari.mp3
  31. Aalapanam [M]-KJ Yesudas-janaki s-Ganam1982-Dakshinamoorthy-Sreekumaran Thampi-Raagamalika (Thodi.Mp3
  32. Uthara Swayamvaram - Danger Biscuit - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  33. Naranayingane - Arakkallan Mukkakallan - V Dakshinamoorthy - P Bhaskaran - S Janaki.mp3
  34. Sandhyakkenthinu Sindhooram - Maya - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - P Jayachandran.mp3
  35. Devavahini Theera - Nrithasaala - V Dakshinamoorthy - Sreekumaran Thampi - KJ Yesudas.mp3
  36. Panineer Malarinu - Jnana Sundari - V Dakshinamoorthy - Abhayadev - Kamukara.mp3
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