K P Brahmanandan was born on 22 february 1946 in kadakkavoor, which is in the north of trivandrum, kerala, india. He is an indian playback singer. He is the one aand only son of his father, who was an expert in boat architecture and his father’s name has taken him so far in the industry. He made his first debut in the song manatee kayalin, with the film kalli chellamma in the year 1969. He has also sung a couple of mesmerising songs for all-india radio, thiruvananthapuram.

The made many hit songs like thamarapoo naanichu, neela niseethini, raga tharangam from palazhi mathanam, priyamullavale from thekkan kaattu, `thaaraka rupini from saasthram jayichu manushyan thottu, kshetramethennariyatha theerthayatra from poojakkedukkaatha pookkal, udayasooryan namme urakkan from nrittasaala, chandrikaa charchithamam raatriyodo from putrakameshti, and kanavu neythoru kalpitha kathayile from manyashree viswamitran.

He worked with various film composers such as v. Dakshinamurthy, m. K. Arjunan, a. T. Ummer, r. K. Shekhar, and many otherd. Brahmanandan also worked with popular malayam directors like bharathan with the songs maaleya lepanam from the movie eenam and another song koovaram kili koodu from the movie kattathe kilikoodu. He sang a couple of songs for the tamil films as well. Brahmanandan worked with talented composers like ilaiyaraja in santha kavigal, malayathi pennu, and kanni nilaavu.

Brahmanandan got married to usha, and the couple had a son named rakesh brahmanandan, a noted malayalam singer and a daughter named athira. Brahmanandan left his soul on 10 august 2004 at his home in kadakkavoor, india. His death caused because of chronic diabetic and he has been also suffering from various health issues from the past 1-2 years.

He died at the age of 58 years. Brahmanandan has been also received various awards like the all-india radio award in the year 1965. Then he was also honored with the sangeetha nataka academy award in kerala and critics award in the year 1999. His soothing voice will be also remembered by the film industry. It has been terrific to him on board in the tamil and malayalam film industry.

K. P. Udayabhanu

K.P.Udayabhanu was born on June 6, 1936, at Tharoor, Palakkad District, Kerala India. His parents are N.S.Varma and Ammu Nethyaramma. His father was a businessman in Singapore, so he spent his childhood in Singapore. His nephews were a music scholar and Freedom Fighter. They are K.P, Appukutta Menon, and K.P.Kesava Menon. At the age of seven, he returned to India. He learned music under the guidance of several famous artists by joining in Thyagaraja Sangeetha Vidhayala located in Kalpathy. His guidance artist is Palghat Mani Iyer, Palghat Sriram Bhagavathar, M.D.Ramanathan, Krishna Iyer and Vishwanatha Iyer. He married Vijaya Lakshmi, a singer in 1970. They had one son Rajeev Udaya Bhanu. At 1956, he started his career as an All India Radio Announcer. He worked there for about thirty-eight years. In Lawrence school at Lovedale, he worked as a music teacher for about one year between 1964 and 1965. But he discontinued the job and again joined in All India Radio. He started his music career by recording his first song for the movie Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu in 1958 for the song Enthinithra panchasara. He sang for almost fifty songs in his career. His famous songs include Thamara Thumbi Vava (Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi), Pennale pennale (Chemmeen), Vellinakshathrame ninne nokki (Ramanan), Vadaruthee malarini (Sathyabhama), Pennayi pirannenkil, Chudukanneeralen (Laila Majnu), Ponvalayillenkilum (Kutti Kuppayam)Viralonnillenkilum (Veluthambi Dalawa,Anuraga nadakathin (Ninamaninja Kalpadukal),Tharame tharame (Laila Majnu), and Velutha penne velutha penne (Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu). He sang his last song in 2010 for the movie Thanthonni. He sang this song after a gap of forty years of his last recording. He has a music troop named old is gold which travels to all over India and done several shows. In 1985 he organized the drums show as a part of Republic day function fest. In Thiruvananthapuram, he organized a Bharatiyam. On celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Independence Day, he joined renowned poets and composed thirty-two songs. For more than hundred patriotic songs, he built music. Of these hundred songs, eighty songs were made in his mother tongue Malayalam and rest of the twenty songs were composed in other languages like Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and some more languages. He is a fan of K.S.Chitra and K.J.Yesudas. His favorite Carnatic Musician is M.Bala Muralikrishnan. His favorite Hindustani musicians are Bade Gulam Ali Khan and Bhimsen Joshi. He died on January 5, 2014, due to Parkinson’s disease. He was taken care by his son and Daughter in law.

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