Mahesh Mahadevan, the respected composer and music director, passed away in the early hours of October 29, 2002. He was 47 years old and had been battling cancer for 13 years. In these 13 years of affliction he had brought to his life and the life of those around him a joy that epitomizes the trust’s motto "LIVE – beyond cancer".
Mahesh was a very versatile and talented person. He handled his business and creative interests with dexterity. An MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, he was a Director of Finance and Administration at Real Image Media Technologies. Prior to this, he worked in various capacities as a Corporate Manager in companies including Chennai based India Pistons Ltd…
Mahesh had developed a childhood passion based on prodigious talent for music. Over the last decade, Mahesh has composed more than 250 popular advertising jingles including the extremely popular Regaul Blue jingle. He has also directed the music for six very successful multi-language motion pictures. His first feature film, Nammavar, won him the national award for the best music.
- Nammavar (Tamil) - 1994
- Kuruthi Punal (Tamil) - 1995
- Preeminchu Kundaam Raa (Telugu) - 1997
- Pelladi Choopistha (Telugu) - 1998
- Padutha Theeyaga (Telugu) - 1998
- Alavanthan (Tamil) [background score] - 2001
- Moonnilonnu (Malayalam)
- Vaanam Vasapadum (Tamil) [ongoing project]
- Untitled film by Janaki Vishwanathan (Tamil) [ongoing project]
Over the last ten years, Mahesh was actively involved in cancer counselling and in motivating other cancer patients to approach treatment with a positive attitude. His work in this area has been of immense help to patients.