K V Mahadevan (Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan)

KV Mahadevan (14 March 1918 – 21 June 2001), fondly called as “Mama” was an eminent music composer in the South Cinema. KV Mahadevan was famous for his music, as most of his songs were light classical in style.

A contemporary to the legendary music composers MS Vishwanathan and TK Ramamoorthy, KV Mahadevan created a niche for himself with simple and soul-stirring music that enthralled the audience for generations.The legendary music director began his musical journey with “Avan Amaran” and composed music for over 600 films across all the South Indian languages in a career that spanned over 4 decades.

Some of his popular compositions in Telugu include “Adavi Ramudu”, “Shankarabharanam”, “Sapthapadhi”, “Janaku Ramudu”, “Sirivennela”, “Alludugaru”, “Assembly Rowdy” and “Swathi Kiranam”.