P Bhaskaran

Other names of P Bhaskaran: Pulloottupadathu Bhaskaran

P Bhaskaran (full name Pulloottupadathu Bhaskaran)was an actor, poet, lyricist, and filmmaker from South India. He was born in Kodungallur, Thrissur district, Kingdom of Cochinon April 21, 1924, to a lawyer, freedom fighter, poet, and journalist Nandyelathu Padmanabha Menon, and house-wife Pulloottupadathu Ammalu Amma.

However, Nandyelathu died when Pulloottupadathu was just ten years old. Within two years, he started writing poems. He went to Maharajas College. While studying there, literature and communism fascinated him. For six months, police kept him in prison for participating in the struggle of August. After releasing from their, Pulloottupadathu migrated to Kozhikode and started working at the Deshabhimani Weekly.

Soon after, he commenced writing songs for local stage shows. Since they were communist, Travancore state had even banned them. However, after the release of Vayalar Garjikkunnu, which Pulloottupadathu wrote under the pen name of Ravi, Dewan Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer gave the order to expatriate him.

Pulloottupadathu then went to Chennai in search of work. After moving to Chennai, he left his communist views and worked at Jayakeralam as an editor and Akashavani. Later, he gravitated toward the Malayalam film industry.

Pulloottupadathu kick-started his journey as a lyricist but gradually moved on to don the hat of a producer, actor, and director. Ha has worked on more than forty movies like Thacholi Marumakan Chandu, Sreemad Bhagavad Geetha, Sneehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku, and much more.

He was one of the poignant figures who helped Malayalam music industry a new lease of life which before him had been re-using Hindi songs. Pulloottupadathu has also given singers like K. J. Jesudas, S Janaki, and Jayachandran, their first break.

He was Kerala Film Development Corporation's chairman and the founding chairman Of Asianet, Malayalam's first cable channel. MS Baburaj and K Raghavan have composed most of his work. Pulloottupadathu was the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award of 1981, Asianet Film Awards' Best Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, and others.

The Kerala government and the president gave him the J. C. Daniel Award for his contribution to the field and a silver medal for Neelakuyil respectively.

He was married to Indra and had four children with her. On February 25, 2007, at the age of eighty-three, Pulloottupadathu passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was suffering from the disease of Alzheimer. Prior to his death, he hardly had any memory of his colleagues and his work. The state government gave him full honor at the time of his cremation.

Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri Malayalam Actor

Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri

Kaithpram Damodaran Namboothiri is a famous Malayalam Lyrist, Actor, Singer, Writer and Music Director. Born on January 1st, 1950 in village Kaithpram, he is also a famous performer of Carnatic music. His father is Keshavan Namboothiri who is widely known as Kannadi Bhagavatar, known as the disciple of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar. His mother is Anjali Antharjanam. His preferred language of performance remains to be Malayalam. He has completed music and acting at the school of Natyagruha. His wife is Devi Antharjanam who is the daughter of actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. His kids are Deepankuran and Devadarshan. Deepankuran has also sung for Desadanam and many more songs for various films. One of his first ventures as a lyricist was "Devadundubhi Sandralayam” which came out in the movie Ennennum Kannettante. He has said to have written lyrics for more than 300 films. His acting ventures included acting in films like Aaryan, Swathi Thirunal and much more. The interesting part is that in most of these ventures he has played the role of either a singer who is classically trained or a semi-classical singer. His first film as a music composer was Desadanam which came out to be a huge success and was widely acclaimed. His books of poetry and prose are loved and appreciated. His songs are usually about love and deeply set emotions which appeal to people. He has also performed in many concerts and shows. Also known as a legend, he has won many national awards. He is currently the Managing Trustee of Swathi Thirunal Kala Kendram which is a famous music school situated at Kozhikode. He is also known to be a Music Therapist as he says music can give you so many natural therapies and takes many such sessions in the entire  Kerala.He has won Asianet awards and also Kerala State Government Awards.

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Vayalar Ramavarma

Valayar Ramavarma was an Indian poet and lyricist. He was a modern Malayalam lyricist as well as a poet. Some of his famous works are Padamudrakal, Oru Judas Janikkannu, Mulankaadu, Sargasangeetham, etc. Valayar was born on 25 March 1928, in a village of Valayar, Alappuzha, Kerala. His father was Vellarappally Kerala Varma while his mother was Raghavaparambil Ambalika Thamburatty. He was married to Chandramathi Thampuratti. Later he got married to Bharathy Amma, and they have four children together. Their son Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma is a popular lyricist working for the Malayalam entertainment industry. They also have three daughters, Yamuna, Indulekha, and Sindhu. Bharathy wrote Indradhanussin Theerathu, a book about his late husband, Vayalar. The book became controversial after it was published. Vayalar has written about 2000 songs that were showcased in almost 223 Malayalam films and various plays. He did poems about the revolution in the romantic notions. In addition, his poems talked about the power of science that took over religion over the years. His collaboration with Devarajan was the most talked about. The Valayar-Devarajan collaboration was very famous. Balikudeerangalae is one of his most popular songs. He wrote this song for the KPAC naatakaganam theatre. His first poetic collection came in 1948. It was known as Paadamudrakal. Along with poetry collections, he also has written various Malayalam songs. His songs include Ente Chalachitragaanangal, which is in six parts. He also has story collections. They are Raktham Kalarnna Mannu and Vettum Thiruthum. He has written an essay called Purushaantharangalillode. His collected works include Valayar Krithikal and Valayar Kavithakal. For movies, Valayar has written songs like Butterfly Oh Butterfly, Onnu Pettu Kunju, Bhasmakkuri Thottu, Ithu Sisiram, Seemanthini Ninte, Thankathinkalthaazhika, Aham Brahmaasi, Kaadu Karuthakaadu, Ga Ma Dha Ni Sa, etc. The movies for which he has written songs are Thaamarothoni, Neelapponmaan, Athidhi, Sammaanam, Chuvanna Sandhyakal, etc. Valayar has received many awards for his extensive poetic career. In 1961, he received Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Sargasangeetham. He received the Best Lyrics Award for his song Manushyan Mathangale, Srishtichu from the film Achanum Bappayum at the 1973 National Film Awards. He has received Best Lyricist Award at 1969, 1972, 1974, and 1975 Kerala State Film Awards. The Best Lyricist award he received in 1975 was for Chuvanna Sandhyakal, Swami Ayyappan. Valayar passed away on 27 October 1975 at the age of 47 in Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In memory of this great poet and lyricist, there is a statue in Thiruvananthapuram. In addition, in his native place Raghava Parambu, a memorial is made.

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