Williamsji Maveli (23/04/1955 / IRINJALAKUDA)
Biography of Williamsji Maveli
Williamsji Maveli was born on 23, April 1955 in Irinjalakuda town, Thrissur District, Kerala State, in India. Williams George, popularly known as Williamsji, Irinjalakuda during early 1970, s wrote simple romantic, enchanting lyrics in Malayalam Regional language scribbling from four lines to fourteen lines (A sonnet) wrote as many lyrics suitable to depict in love scenes of Malayalam movies during his school days at Don Bosco English Medium High School. Later while he was a college students released his first work of lyrics titled “Ragha Pooja” (Offerings to Love) in Malayalam literature in 1973. He was attending Christ College in Irinjalakuda for his Bachelors degree in Commerce. Williamsji left Christ College after completing his Post Graduation in Commerce (M.com) .
He was much fascinated with the poetry lessons of his Master in English literature K.Sachidananan, Professor in English in Christ College during 1970s. Also Malayalam Literary Critic Mampuzha Kumaran inspired him in developing the poetic talents which was dormant in him. He turned to writing lyrics and penned nearly 300 songs for popular Malayalam film journals, specially for “Cinerama”, a popular cine weekly during 1970’s published from Quilon in Kerala under the guidance of prominent Malayalam writer cum editor late Kambiserry Karunakaran. The he became a regular contributor to many Malayalam monthly journals and weekly publications, writing poems, lyrics, short stories, novels, screen plays and film criticisms.
From among those published lyrics, Late T.V.Kochubhava, prominent story writer and a close associate of Williamsji, selected nearly 100 lyrics from his collection of literary works and published with a title “Ragha Pooja” (Offerings to Love) during 1973 which is the first published literary work of Williamsji. Though he was successful as a lyricist, his wish was to become a script writer. To fulfil that, he became the Assistant Script Writer of Late A.C. Sabu, the only Cine Journalist of that time and a close associate of Kanmani Films director Late Ramu Kariyat (Chemmeen fame) who brought the first Silver Award to Malayalam Film for the best feature film during the year 1970. Williamsji G was associated with the screen play works of many black and white films during 1970s. His latest writings in Malayalam literature are being titled as “Arramviralthumbath” (On the top of the 6th Finger) and “Aaa Chithrasallabgnalil Onee” (One from those butterflies) , both collection of lyrics are ready for publication along with its English Translation. Williamsji (Williams George) was a Freelance writer for “ Gulf News”, “Khaleej Times” and “The Gulf Today”, three popular English Daily News papers, published from UAE and Columnist for Malayalam News, the first Malayalam daily paper published from Saudi Arabia for many years.
Williamsji Maveli's Works:
Raghapooja (Offerings to love) Year 1973
Ranahakanam (The War-front) Year 1976
Arramviralthumbath(On the tip of the 6th finger) Year 2010
Maa Salama (With Peace) 2012
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