‘Devadaru poothu, en manassin thaazhvarayil’. This mellifluous track won the hearts of many in the 1980s and still features in the list of Malayalis’ evergreen love songs.
Though Chunakkara, as he was fondly known, has penned lyrics for many films, his association with music director Shyam is rated as one of the most successful lyricist-composer combos of Mollywood.
Ramankutty wrote over 215 songs for 76 movies with his career reaching a peak in 1984 when he wrote 32 songs in that year.
Sinha maintained that he was not challenging his party but "showing mirror to it" in the BJP's and the nation's interest.