Radhakrishnan (70) was admitted to Cosmopolitan Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram following severe liver ailment on Monday.
Born on 8 August 1937 at Haripad, in Alapuzha Radhakrishnan was a disciple of Sree Vidyadhiraja Hridayanjali. He also composed music based on lyrics by his guru.
He bagged Kerala State Film Award for best music director for the film Achaneyanenikkishtam in 2001 and Ananthabhadram in 2005.
Radhakrishnan’s brother is noted playback singer M.G.Sreekumar. His sister Dr. K Omanakutty is a Carnatic vocalist.
The first film he composed music for is Thambu released in 1978. Some of his popular songs are Varuvaanillarum innorunaalum ee vazhi’ in Manichithrathaazhu, ‘Shalabam vazhimaruma mizhi randilum’ (Achaneyanenikkishtam), ‘Naadha nee varum kalocha kelkuvan’ (Chaamaram) and ‘Pinakkamano’ (Ananthabhadram). He is the brother of playback singer MG Sreekumar. He had introduced ‘Nightingale of South India’ KS Chitra to playback singing in Cinema in the movie Attahaasam.