Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri


Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri

Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri was a famous Kathakali artist from the South Indian state of Kerala


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Personal life

C.G Namboothiri was born in Chandramana Illam, Asamannoor, to C.S. Govindan Namboodiri and mother Devaki Antharjanam. He has a wife and four sons.

Kathakali

Govindan Namboothiri started learning Kathakali in 1947 under Kavunkal Chathunni Panikkar. After the 3 years study in Kerala he went to Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad. Govindan Namboothiri also learnt under Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Mankulam Vishnu Namboothiri.

Awards

  • Award from Kerala Sahithya Academy, 1994–1995
  • "Senior Fellowship" for the research on 'Ilakiyattam' from Dept of Human Resources, 1997–1998
  • Awarded "Thulasivanam" award for classical arts, 1999

See also

References

http://www.cyberkerala.com/kathakali/artists/govindan.htm


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