Tamil playback singer T M Soundararajan died at his residence in Chennai on 25 May 2013 after a brief illness. He was 91 years old. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He had been awarded various honours including the Padmashri and the state government’s Kalaimani. He hailed from Madurai. He was a playback singer for nearly four decades in Tamil cinema. He almost sang for all the leading actors.
He had rendered over 5000 cinema and devotional songs. He had last sung in the theme song of the world classical tamil conference in 2010, composed by AR Rahman.
TMS also had sung devotional songs, especially on Lord Muruga, with his most famous 'Ullam uruguthayya' (The heart melts) instantly evoking devotion.