A few days ago we had reported that Maestro Ilaiyaraaja had visited legendary music director MS Viswanathan(MSV) at a private hospital as he was undergoing treatment for acute shortness of breath. The latest report, unfortunately says that MSV is in critical condition.
"The 87 year old musician had recovered from his previous condition and was about to be discharged, however, his health deteriorated last night (Tuesday) and was rushed to the ICU. He is currently battling for life", a close relative said.
The maverick music director who served Tamil cinema for more than 6 decades, has lost his consciousness and his pulse rate has dropped. Though doctors are trying hard to resuscitate him, he is still struggling to breathe, says a report from Fortis Malar hospital at Chennai.
The hospital also witnessed a bunch of celebrities, fans and his close friends rushing in to take a look at the ailing musician, hoping and praying for his speedy recovery.
MSV who is fondly called as 'The King of Light Music' is also known for his intriguing background score, his abilities as a singer and for his skills as an actor.
Take a look at the slides below to know about the movies in which he had displayed his acting skills:
This Ajith starrer marked MS Viswanathan's acting debut. He had mentioned in an interview that his initial dream was to become an actor but fate had other plans for him. He, however, became an actor.
Playing the role of Prabhu Deva's father-in-law in this 1998 Kamal Haasan starrer, MS Viswanathan impressed one and all, not only with his acting skills but also with his impeccable dialogue deliveries.
In this 2003 Tamil romantic drama directed by D Sabapathy, MSV had a special role to play. This film also had Yuvan Shankar Raja and Sarika making guest appearances.
In this remake of the original with the same name, MS Viswanathan had made a special appearance in a song along with Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film's music was jointly composed by MSV and Yuvan.
This family drama starring Karthik in the lead hosted a number of senior artists including the likes of Manorama, MN Nambiar, Jai Ganesh and of course MS Viswanathan.
Thaka Thimi Tha
Appearing as hero's grand father in this comic caper, his abilities to make others laugh collaborating with comedian Vivek was praised by everyone at the time of the movie's release.