Lyricist of ‘Kaithola Paaya Virich’ song identified after 26 years
Edappal: The lyricist of a popular folk song in Kerala has been identified after 26 years. Malappuram Alangod native Jithesh Kakkidippuram was the author of the song ‘Kaithola Paaya Virich, Paayelorupara Nellumalannu’.
The writer himself came forward to reveal that he penned the song, which has already become popular with many singers singing it at stage shows.
In a recent channel programme, Jithesh sang this song and revealed the reason behind writing the song. It was only then, everyone identified the songwriter.
Jithesh, a painting worker, was part of the folk song group ‘Aathiramuthan’. Jithesh said the song was written in 1992 during the ear piercing ceremony of his relative’s child.
The song won him this year’s Kannamuthi State Folklore Award organized by Thrissur Nattarivu study centre. The award will be handed over to him on August 22 at Thrissur.