Popular ‘Villupattu’ Exponent Subbu Arumugam No More


New Delhi: Popular ‘Villupattu’ exponent Subbu Arumugam passed away in Chennai on Monday due to age-related ailments. He was 94.

Subbu Arumugam, the exponent of traditional Tamil ‘Villupattu’ had contributed richly to the films of actors N S Krishnan and Nagesh, said Stalin. Arumugam was born in 1928 at Chathiram Pudukulam village of the southern district of Tirunelveli.

He had published about 15 books on ‘Villupattu’ narratives, songs, short stories and novels.

Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi and Chief Minister M K Stalin expressed their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Arumugam’s family members. “Nation has lost a great musician, writer and outstanding ‘Villupattu’ exponent. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” Ravi said.

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