A. L. Raghavan is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
A. was best known as a Indian playback singer (Pona Machaan Thirumbi Vandhan).
A. L. Raghavan (அய்யம்பேட்டை லட்சுமணன் ராகவன்)
Born1933 (81-82)
Died19-06-2020
GenresPlayback singing, Carnatic music, Hindustani music
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1947-2020
A. L. Raghavan was an Indian playback singer, who has sung many songs in Tamil language films. He was married to the veteran actress M. N. Rajam.
Contents
1 Career
1.1 Music composers he sang for
1.2 Playback singers he sang with
2 Television
3 Filmography
4 References
Career
A. L. Raghavan started his career in 1947 with 'Krishna Vijayam' (1950) and 'Sudarsanam' as Lord Krishna. He also acted on TV series, 'Aliaigal'. As a boy, he was introduced by Chidambaram Jayaraman and sang in a girl's voice for Kumari Kamala in the film Vijayakumari.
Music composers he sang for
Many music directors gave him memorable songs, including C. R. Subburaman, K. V. Mahadevan, Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, C. N. Pandurangan, S. V. Venkatraman, Ghantasala, H. R. Padmanabha Sastri, S. Dakshinamurthi, R. Sudharsanam, T. R. Pappa, Vedha, Master Venu, P. Adinarayana Rao, G. K. Venkatesh, V. Kumar, Rajan-Nagendra, Vijaya Bhaskar, G. Devarajan, M. S. Baburaj, Veenai S. Balachander, B. Gopalam, T. A. Kalyanam, K. G. Moorthy, S. P. Kodandapani, T. V. Raju and M. S. Viswanathan.
Playback singers he sang with
He had many solo songs but also sang with other singers. He sang immemorable duets mostly with K. Jamuna Rani and L. R. Eswari. Others are P. Susheela, Jikki, S. Janaki, M. S. Rajeswari, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. Leela, K. Swarna, Kausalya, Renuka, Sarala, M. R. Vijaya, Manorama, L. R. Anjali and Swarnalatha.
He also sang duets with male singers, most notably with T. M. Soundararajan, S. C. Krishnan, S. V. Ponnusamy, P. B. Sreenivas, J. P. Chandrababu, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, T. A. Mothi, Sai Baba, Malaysia Vasudevan, M. S. Viswanathan, K. Veeramani, G. K. Venkatesh, Dharapuram Sundararajan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Sean Roldan.
Television
Alaigal (Sun TV)
Ahalya
Filmography
Year
Film
Language
Song
Music Director
Co-Singer
1950
Krishna Vijayam
Tamil
Eppadi Sakippadhu
C. S. Jayaraman & S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Thiruchi Loganathan, S. S. Mani Bhagavathar, T. M. Soundararajan & K. S. Angamuthu
1950
Vijayakumari
Tamil
C. R. Subburaman
1952
Valaiyapathi
Tamil
Palli Koodam Bamm Bamm
S. Dakshinamurthi
1954
Pona Machaan Thirumbi Vandhan
Tamil
Odam Polae Namathu
C. N. Pandurangan & M. S. Viswanathan
V. N. Sundharam, Sathyavathi & Subbulakshmi
1955
Chella Pillai
Tamil
Aararo Aararo.... Koil Kaalai Nee Paaapaa
R. Sudharsanam
T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela
1957
Pudhaiyal
Tamil
Hello My Dear Raami
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
J. P. Chandrababu
1958
Illarame Nallaram
Tamil
Jaani Nee Vaa Vaa
K. G. Moorthy
S. Janaki
1958
Kudumba Gouravam
Tamil
Aavarang Kaattukkulle
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
K. Jamuna Rani
Sodaa Beedi Beedaa
1958
Lilly
Malayalam
Elela Ezham Kadalinu
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Naale Ninte Kalyaanam
1958
Maya Manithan
Tamil
Pokku Kaatti Poravale Ponnaammaa
G. Govindarajulu Naidu
A. G. Rathnamala
1958
Naan Valartha Thangai
Tamil
Indhiyaavin Raajathaani Dilli
Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Jikki
1958
Thirumanam
Tamil
Kazhani Engum Sadhiraadum
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu & T. G. Lingappa
Jikki
1959
Abalai Anjugam
Tamil
Adichadhu Paar Onnaam Nambar
K. V. Mahadevan
A. G. Rathnamala
Keezhe Bhoomi, Maele Vaanam
S. C. Krishnan & P. Leela
1959
Azhagarmalai Kalvan
Tamil
Kannaale Pesum Mei Kaadhale
B. Gopalam
P. Susheela
1959
Bhaaga Pirivinai
Tamil
Aattatthile Palavagai Undu
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
K. Jamuna Rani
1959
Deivame Thunai
Tamil
O Raja Ennai Paaru
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
S. Janaki
1959
Deiva Balam
Tamil
Adichchaa Adi Vayitthile Aditchchidanum
G. Aswathama
P. B. Sreenivas
1959
Naalu Veli Nilam
Tamil
Nambinaar Keduvadhillai Naanku Marai Theerpu
K. V. Mahadevan
Andal
1959
Naatukoru Nallaval
Tamil
Azhagamudhe Odi Vaa
Master Venu
K. Jamuna Rani
1959
Orey Vazhi
Tamil
R. Govardhanam
1959
Panchaali
Tamil
Oru Murai Paartthaale Podhum
K. V. Mahadevan
Azhagu Vilaiyaada Amaidhi Uravaada
K. Jamuna Rani
1959
Pudhumai Penn
Tamil
Needhiyin Vetriyadaa Cheriyin Sakthi
T. G. Lingappa
T. M. Soundararajan
1959
Raja Sevai
Tamil
Konangi Kulla Potaa
T. V. Raju
A. P. Komala
Baleh Pervali Kannappaa
Thiruchi Loganathan
1959
Thalai Koduthaan Thambi
Tamil
Kadhai Kadhaiyaam Kaaranamaam
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Jikki
Vaada Vetthilai
K. Jamuna Rani
1959
Ulagam Sirikkirathu
Tamil
En Veettu Naai…. Tippu Kodutthu Tippu Kodutthu
S. Dakshinamurthi
S. C. Krishnan
1959
Uthami Petra Rathinam
Tamil
Lalla Lalla Lallalaa
T. Chalapathi Rao
S. V. Ponnusamy
1959
Uzhavukkum Thozhilukkum Vandhanai Seivom
Tamil
Kaai Kaai Avarai Kaai
K. V. Mahadevan
S. C. Krishnan
I come from Paris
P. Susheela
1960
Aadavantha Deivam
Tamil
Thimmikkida Thimikkida
K. V. Mahadevan
S. V. Ponnusamy
1960
Aalukkoru Veedu
Tamil
Pennille Nee Pennille
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
K. Rani
1960
Adutha Veettu Penn
Tamil
Katraar Niraindha Sangamidhu
P. Adinarayana Rao
1960
Ellorum Innaattu Mannar
Tamil
Miruga Inam Thaan Sirandhadhu
T. G. Lingappa
Thiruchi Loganathan & P. Susheela
Ellaarum Innaattu Mannaradaa
T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1960
Engal Selvi
Tamil
Ambuli Maamaa Varuvaaye
K. V. Mahadevan
M. S. Rajeswari
1960
Irumanam Kalanthal Thirumanam
Tamil
Idhu Niyaayama
K. V. Mahadevan
K. Jamuna Rani
Malarndhidum Inbam Ennum Vannam Pole
K. Jamuna Rani
1960
Kuravanji
Tamil
Ennaalum Thanniyile
T. R. Pappa
Jikki
1960
Ondrupattal Undu Vazhvu
Tamil
Chaayaa Chaayaa Garam Chaayaa
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1960
Padikkadha Medhai
Tamil
Pakkatthile Kannippen Irukku
K. V. Mahadevan
K. Jamuna Rani
1960
Ponni Thirunaal
Tamil
Karumbu Villai Edutthu
K. V. Mahadevan
Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan,S. V. Ponnusamy & L. R. Eswari
1960
Raja Makudam
Tamil
Kelaayo Kadhaiyai Nee
Master Venu
1960
Sivagami
Tamil
K. V. Mahadevan
1960
Thanthaikku Pin Thamaiyan
Tamil
Malarum Manampol Iruppom
K. V. Mahadevan
Jikki
1960
Yanai Paagan
Tamil
Aambalaikku Pombalai Avasiyamthaan
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
Pandhiyil Mattum Munne
L. R. Eswari
1961
Bhagyalakshmi
Tamil
Singaara Cholaigal
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
K. Jamuna Rani
Kaadhal Endraal Aanum Pennum
P. Susheela
1961
Ellam Unakkaga
Tamil
Naan Paartthaa Muraikkire
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
1961
Ennai Paar
Tamil
Paar Paar Ennai Paar
T. G. Lingappa
K. Jamuna Rani
1961
Kumudham
Tamil
Kaayame Idhu Poiyadaa
K. V. Mahadevan
T. M. Soundararajan
1961
Kongunattu Thangam
Tamil
Unna Nenachu Naan Irundhen
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
1961
Malliyam Mangalam
Tamil
Oyivam Sirikkuudhu
T. A. Kalyanam & M. K. Athmanathan
A. P. Komala
Sundara Kannu
K. Jamuna Rani
1961
Marutha Nattu Veeran
Tamil
Seikathoru Santhegam Kelu Kanmani
S. V. Venkatraman
A. G. Rathnamala
1961
Nallavan Vazhvan
Tamil
Adichirukku Nallathoru Chansu
T. R. Pappa
S. Janaki
1961
Panithirai
Tamil
April Fool Endroru Jaadhi
K. V. Mahadevan
P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari & S. V. Ponnusamy
1961
Sabarimala Ayyappan
Malayalam
Ingottu Noku
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
P. Leela
1961
Thayilla Pillai
Tamil
Kadavullum Nanum Oru Jaadhi
K. V. Mahadevan
Kaalam Maarudhu Karutthu Maarudhu
L. R. Eswari
1961
Thirudadhe
Tamil
Andhisaayum Neratthiley
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
A. G. Rathnamala
1962
Annai
Tamil
Ore Oru Oorile
R. Sudharsanam
T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1962
Azhagu Nila
Tamil
Aattam Aadadho Paattu Paadadho
K. V. Mahadevan
P. Susheela & K. Jamuna Rani
1962
Deivathin Deivam
Tamil
Kannanum Driverum Onnu
G. Ramanathan
Renuka
1962
Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam
Tamil
Kannum Kannum Kalandhadhanaal Kaadhale
T. R. Pappa
S. Janaki
1962
Indira En Selvam
Tamil
Aadi Aadi Enna Kandaai
C. N. Pandurangan & H. R. Padmanabha Sastri
1962
Kavitha
Tamil
Manakkum Roja My Lady
K. V. Mahadevan
K. Jamuna Rani
1962
Manithan Maravillai
Tamil
Kaadhal Yaatthirakku
Ghantasala
P. Susheela
Inbamaana Iravidhuve
P. Susheela
1962
Naagamalai Azhagi
Tamil
Vandu Vandhu Mella Mella
S. P. Kodandapani & T. A. Mothi
K. Jamuna Rani
1962
Nenjil Or Aalayam
Tamil
Engirundhaalum Nee Vaazhga
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1962
Paarthaal Pasi Theerum
Tamil
Andru Oomai Pennallo
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
P. Susheela
1962
Padithaal Mattum Podhuma
Tamil
Kaalam Seidha Komalithanatthil
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
P. B. Sreenivas & G. K. Venkatesh
1963
Annai Illam
Tamil
Enna Illai Ennakku
K. V. Mahadevan
1963
Iruvar Ullam
Tamil
Buddhi Sigaamani Petra Pillai
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
1963
Kaanchi Thalaivan
Tamil
Neermel Nadakkalam
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
1963
Kaithiyin Kathali
Tamil
Chitthirai Poongkodi Thendralai Marandhu
K. V. Mahadevan
Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1963
Kalyaniyin Kanavan
Tamil
Thottatthu Poovile Vaasam Undu
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Kausalya
1963
Naan Vanangum Dheivam
Tamil
Mullai Poo Manakkudhu
K. V. Mahadevan
Jikki
1963
Paar Magale Paar
Tamil
Endhan Kannai Untdan Kann Ottudhu
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
L. R. Eswari
1964
Amma Enge
Tamil
Paappaa Paappaa Kadhai Kelu
Vedha
1964
Annapoorna
Kannada
Cheluvina Siriye Barele
Rajan-Nagendra
1964
Bommai
Tamil
Kanna Irutthudhu Kaadhai Adaikkudhu
Veenai S. Balachander
1964
Karuppu Panam
Tamil
Pattu Chiragukonda Chittukkuruvi Ondru
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
L. R. Eswari
1964
Manavatty
Malayalam
Chummaathiriyaliyaa
G. Devarajan
1964
Rishyasringar
Tamil
Kannaal Ennai Paaru Kanna
T. V. Raju
K. Jamuna Rani
1964
Server Sundaram
Tamil
Om Namo…. Paalum Thenum Perudi Odiyadhu
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari
1964
Vazhi Piranthadu
Tamil
Veettukkaariyaa Kootti Vandhu
K. V. Mahadevan
K. Jamuna Rani
1964
Vettaikaaran
Tamil
Seettu Kattu Raajaa Raajaa
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
1965
Anandhi
Tamil
Vedikkaiyaaai Pozhudhu Poganum
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan
1965
Enga Veetu Penn
Tamil
Keladaa Baaradha Veera Thirumagane
K. V. Mahadevan
Enakku Neethaan Maappillai
K. Jamuna Rani
1965
Kaakum Karangal
Tamil
Azhagiya Rathiye
R. Sudharsanam
L. R. Eswari
1965
Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum
Tamil
Enna Vegam Nillu Baamaa
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan
1965
Maganey Kel
Tamil
Mattamaana Pechu
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Jikki
1965
Pazhani
Tamil
Annaachi Veeti Kattum Aambalaiyaa Neenga
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
T. M. Soundararajan , Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari
1965
Poojaikku Vandha Malar
Tamil
Kaalgal Nindradhu Nindradhuthaan
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
L. R. Eswari
Thingalukku Enna Indru Thirumanamo
S. Janaki
1965
Thayin Karunai
Tamil
Netru Nadanthathu
G. K. Venkatesh
S. Janaki
1966
Anbe Vaa
Tamil
Once A Papa Met A Mama
M. S. Viswanathan
Ei Naadodi Naadodi
T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela & L. R. Eswari
1966
Annavin Aasai
Tamil
Kovililae Veedu Katti
K. V. Mahadevan
T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela
1966
Chitthi
Tamil
Inge Dheivam Paadhi
M. S. Viswanathan
T. A. Mothi
1966
Kalithozhan
Malayalam
Ammayi Appanu Panamundenkil
G. Devarajan
1966
Kanakachilanga
Malayalam
Polish Polish
M. S. Baburaj
1966
Kodimalar
Tamil
Kalathu Mettu
M. S. Viswanathan
L. R. Eswari
1966
Marakka Mudiyumaa?
Tamil
Vaanum Nilamum Veedu
T. K. Ramamoorthy
1966
Motor Sundaram Pillai
Tamil
Kubu Kubu Kubu Kubu Naan Engine
M. S. Viswanathan
L. R. Eswari
1967
Adhey Kangal
Tamil
Pombala Orutthi Irundhaalaam
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan
1967
Bhakta Prahlada
Tamil
Thimikida Thimikida Vaadhya
S. Rajeswara Rao
T. M. Soundararajan
1967
Lagna Pathrike
Kannada
Brahmachari Sharanada
Vijaya Bhaskar
P. B. Sreenivas
Seenu Subbu Subbu Seenu
P. B. Sreenivas
1967
Kandan Karunai
Tamil
Konjum Kili
K. V. Mahadevan
Mundhum Thamizh Maalai
S. C. Krishnan
1967
Kan Kanda Deivam
Tamil
Vaazhkai Enbadhu Jaali
K. V. Mahadevan
S. C. Krishnan & S. V. Ponnusamy
1967
Nindu Manasulu
Telugu
Ayyayyayyo Adiripotunnanu
T. V. Raju
L. R. Eswari
1967
Pattanathil Bhootham
Tamil
Ulagatthi Sirandhadhu Edhu
R. Govardhanam
T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela
1967
Thanga Thambi
Tamil
Aaaraaro My Daarling Aaraaro
Shankar-Ganesh
L. R. Eswari
1967
Thiruvarutchelvar
Tamil
Aatthu Vellam Kaatthirukku
K. V. Mahadevan
S. C. Krishnan, L. R. Eswari & T. M. Soundararajan
1968
Andru Kanda Mugam
Tamil
Vaadaa Machchan Vaa
K. V. Mahadevan
T. M. Soundararajan
1968
Buthisaaligal
Tamil
Aattukku Vaalai Alandhu
V. Kumar
P. B. Sreenivas, K. Jamuna Rani & K. Swarna
1968
Iru Kodugal
Tamil
Moondru Thamizh Thondri Vilayaadiyadhum
V. Kumar
T. M. Soundararajan & K. Swarna
1968
Kallum Kaniyagum
Tamil
Neram Maalai Neram.... Atthaan Endru Mutthu Mutthaaga
M. S. Viswanathan
P. Susheela
1968
Lakshmi Kalyanam
Tamil
Poottaale Unnaiyum
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1968
Nene Monaganni
Telugu
T. V. Raju
1968
Panama Pasama
Tamil
Vazhai Thandu Pola Udambu Alek
K. V. Mahadevan
K. Jamuna Rani
1968
Sarvamangala
Kannada
Cheluvina Siriye Barele
Satyam
1969
Aindhu Laksham
Tamil
Kaadhalukkoru Kaalej
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
L. R. Eswari
1969
Bhale Mastaru
Telugu
Adhigo Chinnadhi
T. V. Raju
1969
Kula Vilakku
Tamil
Kondu Vandhaal Adhai Kondu Vaa
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
1969
Ponnu Mappillai
Tamil
Manamagan Azhagane
Vedha
1969
Poova Thalaiya
Tamil
Poda Chonnaal Pottukkiren
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan & Manorama
1969
Sabash Satyam
Telugu
Itu Rave Rave Bangaru Chilakamma
Sri Vijaya Krishnamurthy
L. R. Eswari
1969
Thanga Malar
Tamil
Singapooru Thangacchi Vandhiyaa
T. G. Lingappa
S. Janaki
1970
Kodalu Diddina Kapuram
Telugu
Vanta Inti Prabhuvulam
T. V. Raju
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1970
Navagraham
Tamil
Neenga Navagraham
V. Kumar
S. V. Ponnusaamy
Ellame Vayadhukku
Yaaro Andha Pakkam
1970
Sorgam
Tamil
Naalu Kaalu Sir
M. S. Viswanathan
L. R. Eswari & S. V. Ponnusamy
1970
Thirumalai Thenkumari
Tamil
Azhage Thamizhe Nee
Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Sarala, M. R. Vijaya, Manorama, Dharapuram Sundararajan & L. R. Anjali
1970
Vietnam Veedu
Tamil
My Lady Cut Body
K. V. Mahadevan
L. R. Eswari
Endrum Pudhidhaaga.... Ulagatthile Oruvan Ena
Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & P. Susheela
1971
Kula Gowravam
Telugu
Happy Life
T. G. Lingappa
L. R. Eswari
1971
Meendum Vazhven
Tamil
Unna Nenacha Konjam
M. S. Viswanathan
L. R. Eswari
1971
Sabatham
Tamil
Aatathai Aadu Puliyudan Aadu
G. K. Venkatesh
G. K. Venkatesh & L. R. Eswari
1971
Thangaikkaaga
Tamil
Angamutthu Thangamutthu
M. S. Viswanathan
1971
Veguli Penn
Tamil
Needhaan Mohiniyo
M. S. Viswanathan
K. Swarna
1972
Kasethan Kadavulada
Tamil
Aandavan Thodangi
M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan & K. Veeramani
1972
Naa Mechida Huduga
Kannada
Cheluve Oh Cheluve
Vijaya Bhaskar
P. B. Sreenivas
1972
Nawab Naarkali
Tamil
Chappaatthi Chappatthithaan Rotti Rottithaan
M. S. Viswanathan
L. R. Anjali
1972
Pillaiyo Pillai
Tamil
Gundooru Hamumanthappa Enga
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1972
Savalukku Savaal
Tamil
Pottadhu Konjam Thaanunga
Sankar Ganesh
K. Jamuna Rani
1973
Bharatha Vilas
Tamil
Indhiya Naadu
M. S. Viswanathan
T. M. Soundararajan, M. S. Viswanathan, K. Veeramani, P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari & Malaysia Vasudevan
1974
Sumathi En Sundari
Tamil
Ellorukkum Kaalam Varum
M. S. Viswanathan
L. R. Eswari & Sai Baba
Ye Pille Sachayi
T. M. Soundararajan & L. R. Eswari
1976
Vaayillaa Poochchi
Tamil
Aasai Thaan Nenjin
M. S. Viswanathan
1977
Gaayathri
Tamil
Unnaithaan Azhaikkiren
Ilaiyaraaja
S. Janaki
1977
Mazhai Megam
Tamil
Oru Kodi Sugam Vandhadhu
K. V. Mahadevan
S. Janaki
1977
Odi Vilayadu Thatha
Tamil
Naadariyum Nalla Katchi
Ilaiyaraaja
1979
Naan Nandri Solven
Tamil
Sura Meenai Paaru
Shyam
1980
Kannil Theriyum Kadhaigal
Tamil
Naan Paatha Radhi Dhevi Enge
G. K. Venkatesh
1997
Kaadhali
Tamil
Dikki Dikki
Deva
Malaysia Vasudevan
2001
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum
Tamil
Ambilaikku Theriyum
Deva
Swarnalatha
2014
Aadama Jaichomada
Tamil
Nalla Ketukka Paadam
Sean Roldan
Sean Roldan
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