Na. Muthukumar was born on 12 July 1975. He was an Indian poet, lyricist, and author. He has given many hit songs that rocked Tamil Nadu. He was born in a small village named Tirur near Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. His birthday falls on 30th November. His father’s name is Nagaraj and he worked as Tamil teacher in the village school. His father was highly interested in reading and has amassed more than 5000 books in his lifetime.
He married Jeevalakshmi on 24th June 2006 and has one son named Aadhavan Nagarajan. His son got the fame of being the youngest Indian singer when he sang the song Kadhal Jodi Onnu Maattikitchu for the film Nellu. He was only two years old at that time.
Initially Muthukumar wanted to become a director and joined Balu Mahendra as assistant director. He worked with him for about 4 years and evolved into a lyricist. His debut song was for the Tamil film Veera Nadai directed by Seeman. This gave him more opportunities and he has penned more than 700 songs for over 50 films in his career. He has worked with almost all the music composers of Tamil film industry like A R Rahman, Haris Jayaraj, Dharan, Sundar C, Babu, G V Prakash Kumar and Ilayaraja and has grown to be one of the busiest lyricists. He has also written dialogue for the film Kireedam produced in 2007. He has established a good rapport with the music director Yuvanshankar Raja.
Muthukumar, who had been suffering from jaundice for long, died on the morning of 14 August 2016, at his Chennai residence due to cardiac arrest. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife and two children: a son and a daughter.