The news of legendary music composer MS Viswanathan's demise was received with shock by the music lovers. Viswanathan, one of the most respected composers in south Indian music industry, breathed his last on Tuesday.
The veteran composer created more than 1,800 songs in all south Indian languages in his over four-decade-long career in the industry. Often referred as "Mellisai Mannar" (king of light music), MSV is known for composing hit songs for legendary cine stars like MG Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan.
As homage to the legendary composer, Tamil film industry cancelled all shooting on 15 July, Wednesday. Some of the celebrities, including AR Rahman, Mammootty, Suriya and Dhanush shared their condolence on Twitter.
MSV took us to deepest core of Tamil & colorful melodies over past 40 yrs We've lost our beloved melodic genius May almighty bless his soul
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) July 14, 2015
A timeless journey having embraced a billion hearts has no end. U outlived the meaning of the word Legend.. RIP MSV sir — Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) July 14, 2015
എം എസ് വിശ്വനാഥന് ആദരാജ്ഞലികൾ .. http://t.co/YhMZikYTNs
— Mammootty (@mammukka) July 14, 2015
A legend has passed away. M s Viswanathan. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family. A great loss to the industry — Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) July 14, 2015
Rest in peace MSV sir
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 14, 2015
Msv, what to say?? We have lost someone who we never wanted to. Rest in peace Sir.. — Srinivas singer (@singersrinivas) July 14, 2015
Today we have lost one of the greatest musical minds - someone who greatly influence me it was an honour to have known him RIP MSV sir
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) July 14, 2015
Big loss for the music world..u will live thru ur music forever sir..!!#RIPMSV
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) July 14, 2015
Ageless music created by this man m.s v makes him immortal .may his soul rest in peace. — pcsreeram (@pcsreeram) July 14, 2015
Sad day. Legend 'Mellisai Mannar'MSV' sir's death is a big loss to Tamil Cimema & is shocking. His songs will remain with us forever. RIP
— Dhananjayan Govind (@Dhananjayang) July 14, 2015
Music is eternal.. RIP MSV sir..
— Kameela nasser (@nasser_kameela) July 14, 2015
RIP MSV Sir... — Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) July 14, 2015
— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) July 14, 2015
It's such a sad day for Indian film & music industry. RIP MSV sir. He will remain with us for generations through his music. — Prasanna (@Prasanna_actor) July 14, 2015