Padmabhushan Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair passed away.
Famous Kathakali artist and a Padmabhushan recepient Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair (87) passed away Monday at 4.50 pm at his house in Vellinerri Njalakurishi.
He was bestowed with many awards which included Central Sangeet Natak Academy Award, State Kathakali Award, Kerala Sangeet-Natak Academy Award, Kalidas Samman (Madhya Pradesh), Mumbai Nartak Chakravarthy, D-lit from CUSAT, Kerala Kalamandalam Silver Jubilee Medal, Sree Guruvayoorappan Award and many more Merit awards from various organizations.
Kalamandalam Gopi is one of his students in Kathakali.
News Courtesy : Malayala Manorama Online