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Kottakkal Chandra Sekhara Warrier

Late Kottakkal Chandra Sekhara Warrier wasKottakkal Chandra Sekhara Warrier born on Jan 15, 1945. His father is A.M. Kumaraswami Bhattathiripad and mother is P.V. Parukkutty Warassiar.

After his primary education upto 9th he joined P.S.V. Natyasangham to learn Kathakali and did his education from 1959 to 1970 under famous Kathakali artists like Chethalloor Kuttappa Panickar, Vazhenkata Kunchu Nair and Kottakkal Krishnankutty Nair. He was the Principal (from 1996) of P.S.V. Natyasangham.

His expertise is in all type of 'Pacha' and 'Kathi' characters. Has performed Kathakali in all famous temples and clubs of Kerala. And has participated in 'Kathakali Maholsavam', Asiad (1982) and other places of India like Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Surat, Bangalore, Bhopal, Andhra Pradesh (Puttaparthy) and Madras. Has performed in Loka Malayala Mela, Festival of India (UK in 1983, specially invited by British Council) and other foreign countries like Malayasia, Singapore, Indonesia (Ramayana Mela), China, Korea, Hongkong and Switzerland.

Has received many awards, consolation prize from Eranakulam Kathakali Club in 1963, Vazhenkata Kunchu Nair Award (Kollam), V.S. Sarma Endowment (Kerala Kalamandalam), Thulaseevanam Award of 1990 (Thiruvananthapuram), Alappuzha District Kathakali Club Award, S.B.T. Arya Circle Award (Kottakkal), etc and also received the Honourship of 'Natyathilakam' and Veerasrunkhala in 1994 from Rajarajeswari Temple, Thaliparambu.

Kottakkal Chandra Sekhara Warrier expired on 4th September 2019 at the age of 74.

Family: Wife Susheela and son Jithesh and daughter Jyolsna.

Kottakkal Chandra Sekhara Warrier as Duryodhanan in Utharaswayamvaram
Kottakkal Chandra Sekhara Warrier as Duryodhanan in Utharaswayamvaram

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