Ammannur Madhava Chakyar

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Ammanur Madhava Chekyar
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Born13 May 1917
Died1 July 2008(2008-07-01) (aged 91)
Irinjalakuda, Kerala
OccupationKutiyattam master

Ammannur Madhava Chakyar (13 May 1917 – 1 July 2008) was a master of Kutiyattam, the classical Sanskrit theatrical form indigenous to Kerala. He is best known for taking the performances from the temple sanctuaries where they were formerly confined and making them public events. [1]

Recognition[edit]

  • Kalidasa Samman
  • D-Lit degree from University of Kannur, Kerala
  • Golden Bangle From International centre of Kutiyattam, Thrippunithura
  • Unesco Recitation from Paris in 2001
  • Kerala Sangeeth Natak Akademy Award
  • Kerala Kalamandalam Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The artistic legacy of Ammannur Madhava Chakyar". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Into the world of Kutiyattam : with the legendary Ammannur Madhava Chakyar by G. Venu (1945- ); foreword by Premlata Puri. Natana Kairali, 2002.

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