Nagore E. M. Hanifa
|Member of Legislative Council|
1 April 1957 – 25 February 1967
Esmail Mohammed Hanifa
25 December 1925
Nagore, Tamil Nadu, India
|Died||April 8, 2015Jumada al-Thani, 1436 AH (aged 89) 18, |
|Parents||Mohammed Ismail, Mariyam Beevi|
His signature song was "Iraivanidam Kaiyendungal". It was written by Kiliyanur, (near Mayiladuthurai) R. Abdul Salam. The lyrics are beyond any specific religion. It is liked by not only Muslims but Hindus and Christians, even today sung by many singers on stages.. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential singers of South India and beyond.
Politics and Cinema
Nagore Hanifa penned many devotional songs independently which are widely used in Tamil Nadu, during festivals and marriages. During the 1950s the songs which he sang for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam boosted the fortunes of the party. He was also a film playback singer. Iraivanidam Kaiyenthungal is very well known song from him among all the Tamils.
|Year||Film||Language||Song title||Music Director||Co-Singer|
|1954||Sorgavasal||Tamil||Aagum Neriyedhu||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy||K. R. Ramaswamy|
|1955||Gulebakavali||Tamil||Naayagamae Nabi Naayagamae||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy||S. C. Krishnan|
|1961||Paava Mannippu||Tamil||Ellorum Kondaduvom||Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy||T. M. Soundararajan|
|1993||Dharma Seelan||Tamil||Engumulla Allah||Ilaiyaraaja||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|1997||Raman Abdullah||Tamil||Un Madhama||Ilaiyaraaja|
|1999||Endrendrum Kadhal||Tamil||Nadodi Nanba Pogaadhe||Manoj Bhatnagar||P. Unnikrishnan & K. S. Chithra|
|2002||Kamarasu||Tamil||Oru Murathaan Indha Vaazhkaiye||S. A. Rajkumar|
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