Chennai: Noted music composer S Balakrishnan passed away in Chennai on Thursday. He was 69 and was under treatment for cancer for the past one year.
The death occurred at 11 am at his residence in Neelankarai.
Palakkad Chittlancherry native Balakrishnan had won the best student award in western guitar from London Trinity College. He started his career in music as assistant to Guna Singh, and Rajan-Nagendra duo.
He has composed the music for many Malayalam movies including In Harihar Nagar, Godfather, Ramji Rao Speaking, Kilukkampetti, Vietnam Colony and Mazhavilkoodaram.
The funeral will take place at the electric crematorium in Besant Nagar in the evening at 4.30 pm.
He is survived by wife Rajalakshmi and children Sreevalsan and Vimal Sankar.