Vasudevan Namboothiri was being treated at a private hospital in Malappuram district for age-related disorders.
Karuvattu Mana Vasudevan Namboothiri, commonly known as artist Namboothiri, died on Friday morning. He was 98.
He was being treated for age-related issues at a private hospital in the Malappuram district.
Namboothiri, an artist, has worked as an art director in a few films and countless magazines. He has several prominent parts in Malayalam films.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Legislative Assembly Speaker A.N. Shamseer, and Union Minister for State V Muraleedharan all expressed condolences on his death.
Shashi Tharoor, a Congress MP, also expressed sadness at the great musician’s death. “We mourn the passing of Namboothiri, a legendary Kerala artist who passed at the age of 97.” After a lifetime of drawing in black and white (his images were well-known throughout the state), he took to colour at the age of 82 and wowed the world with works of colorful exuberance. A unique talent. “#OmShanti,” Tharoor said on Twitter.