Rahman pays tribute to Vasudevan

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 21:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Ace composer AR Rahman expressed his condolences after hearing of the demise of playback singer Malaysia Vasudevan.

Vasudevan died Sunday afternoon at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 66.

"Malaysia Vasudevan Sir, Rest In Peace... You were one of the few who believed in me and gave me my first break as a music producer for the album `Disco Disco` in 1987 (sic)," Rahman posted on his Twitter page.

The Malaysia-born Vasudeven devoted over three decades of his life to Tamil movies, not just as a singer, but an as an actor too.

His big break came in the movie `16 Vayathiniley` in which the song "Aattukutti Muttaiyittu", tuned by Ilayaraja, was a big hit.