Awards & Winners

M. B. Sreenivasan

Date of Birth 19-September-1925
Place of Birth Chittoor
(India, Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor district)
Nationality India
Also know as MBS, Manamadurai Balakrishnan Srinivasan, M.B. Srinivasan, Srinivasan, M.B., एमबीएस, श्रीनिवासन, एम ० बी ०, मनामदुरई बालाकृष्णन श्रीनिवासन
Profession Film Score Composer, Actor
M. B. Sreenivasan, or MBS, as he was popularly called, was a famous South Indian music director who worked mainly in the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He was born Manamadurai Balakrishnan Srinivasan to an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family on 19 September 1925 in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. He had his schooling at P.S. High School, Chennai. During his college days at Madras Presidency College, he was attracted to communist ideals and joined the Madras Students Organisation. His acquaintance with Nimoy Ghosh, a Bengali director, paved his entry into films. His first film music score was written to the words of noted Tamil lyricist, Jayakanthan, for the Tamil film Pathaitheriyathpaar. He played a major part in the formation of Indian Peoples Theatre Association. He formed the Madras Youth Choir in 1971, which sings Indian Choral Music, based at Chennai. He had also acted in a Tamil movie, Agraharathil Kazhutai. He was married to Zahida Kitchlew, a Kashmiri Muslim, who was the daughter of the famous freedom fighter Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew. They had a son. None of them are still alive. M. B. Sreenivasan died of a heart attack in the Lakshadweep islands on 9 March 1988.

Awards by M. B. Sreenivasan

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Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Honored for : Oolkatal, Edavazhiyile poocha mindapoocha