MB Sreenivasan, created songs that touched malayali hearts like nobody else. His uncanny ability to preserve the most beautiful elements of the language has been the reason why there has been only one MBS ever. Born in 1925 in Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), MBS composed his first movie songs in 1960 for the Tamil movie Paadhai Theriyithu Paar
. However for the next 28 years, he scored for only 9 more tamil movies. He made a definite mark in malayalam for several reasons. Even those malayalees who don't quite subscribe to his style of music will always remember him for introducing the great Yesudas to Malayalam movies in his first movie Kaalpaadukal
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Some of his most notable songs are Nadannum Nadannere Thalarnnum (Manassinte Theerthayathra), Chirkkumbol Koode Chirikkaan (Kadal), Oru Vattam Koodiyen (Chillu), Nashtavasanthathin, Saradindu (Ulkadal), Enthino Kochu Thennalay (Thathamme Poocha Poocha), etc..
While most musicians make their name by composing great songs,MBS must be remembered forever for some of his amazing background music work. His music for the Adoor Gopalakrishnan movies such as Elipathayam are simply some of the best music you would ever listen to.
For information on MBS please see the Wikipedia link or his writeup on Mystic Swara(Disclaimer: We absolutely don't agree with Mysticswara claims that MBS was "irrelevant" and was not a "successful composer", but in the interest of fairness we believe opinions are just important as information in this field)