‘Mellisai Mannar’ M S Viswanathan, the legendary music composer of Tamil cinema, will be honoured by Jaya TV at a grand function to be held in Chennai on August 22.
Tamil film personalities and people from various walks of life will attend the event and shower praises on him.
Also, MSV will be conferred a title as suggested by the viewers through a poll conducted by the television channel.
A legendary perfectionist, MSV established a prolific career composing film music in the Tamil film industry. As early as 1948, Viswanathan was already working with various music directors.
He along with T K Ramamoorthy dominated film music composing in the South Indian film industry during the 1950s and 1960s and composed scores for over 700 films, revitalising Tamil film music.