Vayalar Rama Varma, often known as Vayalar, was a modern Malayalam poet and lyricist.
Vayalar Rama Varma's famous works include Sargasangeetham, Mulankaadu, Padamudrakal, Aayisha, Oru Judas janikkunnu.
Born in the village of Vayalar, in Alappuzha district, Kerala, Vayalar belonged to an aristocratic family but became a poet of the proletariat inspired by revolutionary ideals. His parents were Vellarappally Kerala Varma and Vayalar Raghavaparambil Ambalika Thamburatty.
Vayalar wrote about 2000 songs for 223 Malayalam movies and for several plays.
Decades past his death, the movie songs he wrote are still popular among Malayalis. Among his most popular songs is the one he wrote for theatre, the KPAC naatakagaanam, Balikudeerangalae.
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