Palani Bharathi

Palani Bharathi
Born 14 July
Karaikudi, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Poet
Nationality Indian

Palani Bharathi (Tamil: பழநி பாரதி; born on 14 April) is an Indian Tamil poet and lyricist.[1][2][3] His father's name is Sami Palaniappan and his mother is Kamala.[4]

Palani Bharathi is the one of the youngest Lyricist[5][6] who has attracted the attention of the Cine-World[7][8] and the public with his lyrics.

He entered into Cine Industry in 1991 and he had written lyrics[9] [10] [11] with famous music directors like Isai Gnani Ilayaraja,[12] A.R. Rahman, Deva, S.A. Rajkumar, Vidyasagar, Sirpy, Bharathwaj, Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris Jayaraj, and other latest music directors.

India Today" a popular fortnightly commended the literary brilliance of the young poet Palani Bharathi in its 25 October and 5 November 1996 issue as follows: “This Poet of the Modern age and the Darling of the youth-particularly of the Cine-goers-has written a wide range of fascinating lyrics-romantic, artistic and aesthetic in character. These lyrics are resounding and reverberating in every nook and corner of Tamilnadu. His meaningful verses stimulate the youth of the remote villages even now”.

The largest circulated Tamil weekly “Kumudam" has recorded in its issue of 7 August 1997, the assertion made by Ilayaraja, the greatest Music Directors, (while replying to a question by the Interviewer as to who were the best lyricist) that Palani Bharathi is one of the two ablest lyricists.

“The advent of Palani Bharathi into the world of Tamil Lyrics opened an avenue of opportunities to the young lyricists in the Cine World," says 'Ananda Vikatan' dated 18 October 1998.

Literary background

Palani Bharathi hails from a talented popular literary family. His father, Saami Palaniappan is great poet who was a disciple and follower of Poet Bharathidasan. Commenting upon the poetic work, of Sami Palaniappan, 'The Hindu' predicted years back that Sami Palaniappan could be the direct successor of Bharathidasan in the realm of poetry. Palani Bharathi has established the literary heritage that the inherits.

Notable works

On the literature front, his notable works follows:

Awards and recognition

He has been honoured with the following awards of distinction:

Year Award Film(s) Notes
1996 CINIMA EXPRESS AWARD for Best Lyricist Ullathai Alli Tha South India the CINIMA EXPRESS AWARD
1997 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist Kathalukku Mariathai Tamil Nadu State Film Award
1998 Kalaimamani Awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu
1998 Kalai Vitthakar Kannadasan Award Awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu
2007 Isai Gnani Ilayaraja Award Awarded by Isai Ganai Ilakkia Perumandram




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