Na. Muthuswamy

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Na Muthuswamy
Occupation Art director
Awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Padma Shri Na Muthuswamy is the art director of Tamil folk theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai, which is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in South India.

Muthuswamy has been described by The Hindu as "the master of the avant-garde".[1] Muthusamy also made his first film appearance in Vaazhththukkal.[2]

Muthuswamy first achieved prominence as a result of the play "Kalam Kalamaga", which has been described as the "first modern play in Tamil".[1]
He has won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from the Government of India for year 1999. He was awarded as Padma Shri the fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2012.[3]


  1. ^ a b Santhanam, Kausalya (2005-09-21). "Master of avant-garde theatre". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Koothu-P-Pattarai's Na Muthusamy in Seeman's film". 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Padma Awards". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.