Mattannoor Sankarankutty

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Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar, A Click from Thrissur Pooram 2010.

Mattanur Sankarankutty (Malayalam:മട്ടന്നൂർ ശങ്കരൻ‌കുട്ടി) (M. P. Sankara Marar) is an Indian percussionist who plays the chenda (a traditional Kerala drum), Thayambaka, Panchari melam, and Panchavadyam. He was born in Mattanur, near Thalassery, in the Kannur district of Kerala.[1] He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009[2] and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2012. He has two sons .[3]



  1. ^ Kaladharan, V. (2005-11-04). "Heir to a proud musical legacy". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
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  3. ^ "SNA Awardees' List". Sangeet Natak Akademi. 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.