N. Mathrubootham

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N. Mathrubootham
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Born(1944-07-02)2 July 1944
Died18 November 2004(2004-11-18) (aged 60)
Cause of deathcardiac arrest
Occupationmedical practitioner, counselor, psychiatrist
Known forsex education and counseling, film roles

N. Mathrubootham (2 July 1944 – 18 November 2004) was an Indian psychiatrist, writer, film actor and director who was known for his work on sex education. He also acted as a comedian in some Tamil films.

Early life[edit]

Mathrubootham was born in an Iyer family in Tiruchirappalli on 2 July 1944.[1] He had his early education in Tiruchirappalli and obtained his M. B. B. S. degree from the Stanley Medical College, Chennai in 1966.[1] Mathrubootham went on to pursue his masters and obtained a doctorate in psychiatry.[1] On completion of his doctorate studies, he joined Institute of Mental Health, Chennai as a lecturer.


Joining the Institute of Mental Health as a lecturer, Mathrubootham rose to become Professor of Psychiatry.[1] He also served simultaneously as Psychiatry Professor at Kilpauk Medical College.[1] Mathrubootham was awarded the Dr. Marfatia award by the Indian Psychiatrists Association for his research on alcohol addiction and the Pinnacle award for his multilingual sex education film Puthira Punithama.[1]


In his later life, Mathrubootham suffered from arthritis and renal diseases.[2] He died on 18 November 2004 due to cardiac arrest.[1]


Mathrubootham also acted in summary roles as comedian in a few Tamil films along with Vivek.[2]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Vaali Doctor
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain
2001 Pennin Manathai Thottu Prof. Das alias Lord Labakkudaas
Shahjahan Prof. Das
2003 Whistle Cameo role as a doctor
2007 Thullal Das/Giri/Chand/Pillai/3


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Mathrubootham dead". The Hindu. 19 November 2004.
  2. ^ a b T. Saravanan (29 December 2003). "Laugh your blues away". The Hindu.