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Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan on 29 October 1931) is a Tamil poet and lyricist who writes Tamil poetry and film song lyrics. He has also acted in several films including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, India'a fourth highest civilian honour.
Civilian honours Padmashri in 2007 He refused to get the National award for the song—indhia naadu enn veedu in the film "Bharatha vilas-1973" Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Vaali is a five-time winner of the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist 1970 - Engal Thangam 1979 - Ivargal Vidhyasamanavargal 1989 - Varusham Padhinaaru and Apoorva Sagodharargal 1990 - Keladi Kanmani 2008 - Dasavathaaram