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Vijaya Narasimha – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroIndian lyricist
Was Musician 
Author 
Composer 
Lyricist 
Songwriter 
From India 
Type Literature 
Music 
Gendermale
Birth 1 January 1927, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Death 31 October 2001
(aged 74 years)

Vijaya Narasimha (Kannada: ವಿಜಯ ನರಸಿಂಹ) (1927 – 31 October 2011) was an Indian lyricist who worked in Kannada cinema.

Career

Vijaya Narasimha’s first Kannada film song was “Yee Dehadinda Dooranaade” (Oh soul, why did you depart my body) for the 1956 film Ohileshwara. He was part of the magic trio of director S. R. Puttanna Kanagal and music director Vijaya Bhaskar, which came up with matchless songs. Be it bharata bhushira mandira sundari (Upasane), panchama veda premada nada (Gejje Pooje), sandesha megha sandesha (Sharapanjara) or preethine aa dyavru tanda aasthi namma baalvege (Doorada Betta) his words stuck to the mind as much for their cadence as for their meaning. Who can forget the enchanting viraha! of yedakallu guddadamele picturised on actress Jayanthi.

He worked with every major singer and music director through the 60s, 70s and 80s and with every major actor, including a couple of Kannada films with Tamil superstar rajnikanth. His last film was the Rajkumar-starrer Odahuttidavaru. He was always writing, though his eyesight was bad, it was a passion with him. According to his family, even three days before his death, he was writing devotional songs on lord rama for a cassette. Other than nearly 4,000 film songs, vijaya narasimha wrote three novels Badukina Bairagi, Srimanchakrayana and Sanjegempu and also Puttanna Kanagal’s biography and lyrics for countless devotional cassettes. His cassette bhadrapada shuklada chauti sold a record number of copies 30 years ago. He also holds the unique distinction of writing Kannada song for a Tamil movie in M.G. Ramachandran’s Tamil classic Nadodi Mannan(1958).

Filmography

  • Bevarina Bele[1968]
  • Mallammana Pavada[1969]
  • Uyyale[1969]
  • Shara Panjara[1971]
  • Baalu Belagithu[1972]
  • Hrudaya Sangama[1972]
  • Naagara Haavu[1972]
  • Nandagokula[1972]
  • Belagidesose[1973]
  • Bilee Hendthi[1975]
  • Bhagyajyothi[1975]
  • Shubha Mangala[1975]
  • Kathaa Sangama[1975]
  • Besuge[1976]
  • Chiranjeevi[1976]
  • Phalithaamsha[1976]
  • Teerada Bayake[1976]
  • Deepa[1977]
  • Adalu Badalu[1978]
  • Amrutha Ghalige[1983]
  • Aparanji[1983]
  • Dharanimandala Madhyadolage[1983]
  • Bankar Margayya[1983]
  • Akashavani[1985]
  • Giri Mallige[1988]
  • Bisilu Beladingalu[1988]
  • Odahuttidavaru (1994)

Notable Lyrics

  • Bharata Bhooshira Mandira Sundari from Upasane
  • Ee Sambhashane from Dharmasere
  • Ee Sarigamada Sundari from Kallu veene midiyithu.
  • Hindustanavu Endoo Mareyada from Amrutha Ghalige
  • Gandarva Giriyali Neevu from Gandarvagiri
  • Mandara Pushpavu Neenu from Ranganayaki
  • Masanada Hoovendu from Masanada Hoovu
  • Mayuri Naatya Mayuri from Amrutha Ghalige
  • Nammibale Rasamaya Kaavya from Naaga Kaala Bhairava
  • O Gunavantha from Masanada Hoovu
  • Panchama Veda Premada Nada from Gejje Pooje
  • Viraha Nooru Taraha from Edakallu Guddada Mele
  • Maguve Ninna Hoo Nage from Gejje Pooje