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Chennai: Days after Deccan Chronicle carried a news item on nonagenarian Tamil film lyricist P.K. Muthusamy who is languishing in poverty, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh as gift for his various Tamil works and Rs 5,000 monthly pension from Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Trust.A party statement said the lyrics and stories written by 96-year-old Muthusamy are still popular among film buffs. He has also written books and poems in praise of Jayalalithaa.AIAMDK supremo announced the financial assistance as part of her endeavour to protect and encourage Tamil writers.Muthusamy has written over 60 songs for Tamil films, including the one titled Chinna Nadai Nadanthu Vandhu in the movie, Kaveriyin Kanavan.  A school drop-out, he took a fancy to theatre, writing short stories, songs and verses. He lost  his property trying to produce the movie ‘Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum.’
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