Alleppey Ranganath, a prominent Malayalam music director and lyricist, died at the age of 73. The incident occurred on Sunday evening. He was getting treatment at Kottayam Medical College after testing positive for Covid-19 and experiencing breathing problems.
In Malayalam and Tamil, he composed about 2000 tunes. His work also includes devotional tunes. This year, Alleppey Ranganath earned the 'Harivarasanam Award.' Ranganath has also studied classical music as well as Bharatanatyam. B Rajasri, his wife, is a classical dancer and teacher.
Alleppey Ranganath made his debut as the music director for the film 'Jesus,' which was directed by P.A Thomas and released in 1973. In the film 'Jesus,' Ranganath composed the song 'Gaagulthaa Malakale.' Alleppey Ranganath composed music for over 25 films, the majority of which featured famed singer K.J Yesudas.