Vishwanathan receives medical care for breathing trouble

Saturday 18th July 2015 12:29 EDT

Well-known music composer M S Vishwanathan is receiving treatment at Fortis Malar hospital for old age ailments and breathing trouble. “He's been undergoing treatment over the last few days. After initial treatment, he showed signs of recovery and was almost ready to be taken back hone. But his condition deteriorated and he had to be rushed to the ICU,” a family source said.

“His pulse had dropped and he was struggling to breathe,” the source said. Celebrities and close friends of 87 year old Vishwanathan have already started paying visits. MSV is popular for composing music in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam industries,he started his career as the composer for 1952 film Tamil 'Panam' starring Sivaji Ganeshan. He is most known for his collaboration with with fellow composer T.K. Ramamoorthy, and the duo composed music for 86 Tamil films during their association of over a decade.

Called the 'King of Light Music', Vishwanathan's solo hits include 'Bama Vijayam', 'Galatta Kalyanam', 'Deivamagan', 'Moondru Dheivangal' and 'Ulagam Sutrum Valiban' among others. He is a recipient of Kalamamani amongst several other music awards.

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