The hospital’s statement on his health reads, “Pulamaipithan, popular poet, lyricist, and Former Deputy Chairman of Member of Legislative Council was admitted in Fortis Malar Hospital on 31/08/2021 at around 1 am. He is currently on life support and his condition is being monitored by a team of experts from Fortis Malar. His progress to the course of treatment will be updated subsequently.” (sic)
The lyricist has been writing songs for Kollywood movies since the early days of MGR. One of his most popular song is ‘Naan Yaar Nee Yaar’ from MGR’s hit flick ‘Kudiyirundha Koil’. Most recently, he had penned the lyrics for the song ‘Thaaimai’ sung by Bombay Jayashri in Thalapathy Vijay starrer ‘Theri‘ directed by Atlee.