Rajamani, the music director, who is highly popular for his background scores, passed away yesterday (Feb 14th, Sunday). The 60-year-old was admitted at a private hospital in Chennai, due to health issues.
He was the son of veteran music director BA Chidamabaranath. Rajamani is survived by wife Beena, the former basketball player, sons Aditya Rajamani, a lawyer and Achu Rajamani, a musician.
The musician, who made his composing debut in 1985 with the movie Nulli Novikkathe, had been active in the field since last 3 decades. He has only composed about 150 songs in his entire career.
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Rajamani was highly interested in composing background score for the movies. He has composed background score for about 700 films in his career.
Rajamani was the man behind the classic background scores of several notable films, including Ekalavyan, Commissioner, The King, Aaram Thamburan, Narasimham, Nandanam, etc.
He had won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Background Score, for his work in Aaram Thamburan and Film Critics Awards for the movies, Nandanam and Jayaraj's Shantham.