M. G. Sreekumar
M. G. Sreekumar is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema. With a career of over 30 years, he is one of the prominent male singers in the Malayalam film industry. He is known for matching voice with Malayalam actor Mohanlal. Sreekumar has sung in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He is the youngest brother of music director M. G. Radhakrishnan and singer K. Omanakutty. He owns a music company named KMG Musics.
Bichu Thirumala (Malayalam: ബിച്ചു തിരുമല) is an Indian lyricist and poet from Kerala, who works in the Malayalam film industry. He, along with O. N. V. Kurup, is known for creating the style of arranging beautiful words in Malayalam film songs. In Malayalam cinema, Thirumala led the group of lyricist who wrote songs for readymade tunes. In 1981, he won the Kerala State Film Award for the best lyricist for the films Thrishna and Thenum Vayambum. Thirumala won the same award for the second time in 1991, for the Rajasenan directed film Kadinjool Kalyanam.
Bichu Thirumala started his lyricist career in the 1972-Malayalam film Bhaja Govindam. After his modest beginning, Thirumala went on to become one of the most successful Malayalam lyricists and wrote songs for such notable music directors as Shyam, A. T. Ummer, Raveendran, G. Devarajan, and Ilaiyaraaja. In the 1970s he teamed up with music director A. T. Ummer to compose many sweet melodies. Bichu Thirumala penned the lines for AR Rahman’s one and only Malayalam music for film Yodha. His first song “Brahma Muhoorthathil” became popular as a “lalitha gaanam” or light song since the movie “Bhaja Govindam” did not see the light of the day. Radio Ceylon used to air the song in the early 70;s.
Bichu was born to C.J.Bhaskaran Nair and Shasthamangalam Pattanikkunnu Veettil Parukutty Amma on February 13, 1941. Wife: Prasanna, Son:Suman