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Vaali : An Indian Poet and Tamil Lyricist

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs October 30, 2021
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The sound of our thoughts

The sound of our thoughts

fingerprints of the time

a footnote smile

in a hand...

And when the pencil draw

the light

a small smell of a bird

fly in the pages...


Vaali was an Indian poet and lyricist who wrote in the Tamil language and, had almost a 5-decade-long association with the Tamil film industry, who wrote over 15,000 songs. He was born on the 29th of Oct, 1931.

He had acted in a tremendous blockbuster film, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai.

He was honoured by the Govt. of India with the Padma Shri award, which is India's 4th highest civilian honour in 2007.


Although in the 1960s and 1970s, he had received patronage from actor M.G. Ramachandran and transformed into a successful lyricist, chronicling in the autobiography Naanum Indha Nootrandum. Vaali has written books such as Avathara PurushanPandavar BhoomiRamanuja KaviyamKrishna VijayamThamizh KadavulKalaignar KaviyamKrishna Bhakta and Vaaliba vaali.

His song "Amma Endru Azhaikatha Uyir Illaiye" is sculptured in the stones of a temple in Trichy.

He had written songs for M.G. Ramachandran in 63 films and also for Sivaji Ganesan in 70 films. He has texted more than 15000 songs in Tamil films.

Awards he Received

Civilian honours - Padmashri in 2007

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Well, Vaali is a five-time winner of the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist.

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