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Kottakkal Parameswaran Namboothiri

Late Kottakkal Parameswaran NamboothiriKottakkal Parameswaran Namboothiri (Kochettan) was born on January 31, 1937 in Poovakkulath Kuncharakkattu Mana in Koothattukulam. His father was Narayanan Namboothiri and mother is Nangeli Antharjanam.

He learned Carnatic Music from Chembai Vithyanatha Bhagavathar, Chembil Prabhakaran Nair, Cherthala Narayana Panikkar and Olappamanna Vasudevan Namboothiripad. Joined P.S.V.Natyasangham, Kottakkal at the age of 23 and learned Cathakali music under Kottakkal Vasu Nedungadi. After 8 years of studies he continued practise under Kottakkal Gopalakrishna Kurup. He was employed as Kathakali Music Teacher in P.S.V. Natyasangham and retired on Jan 1994.

He had participated in many Kathakali performances all around Kerala and in foreign countries, namely China and North Korea in 1983. Had received the K.N. Pisharody Smaraka Award.

Moreover Kochettan was a very well known painter and has done a lot of portraits and oil paintings.

Kottakkal Parameswaran Namboothiri expired on July 1, 2009.

Family: Wife Santha Antharjanam and one daughter Jayasree and one son Jayesh.

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