29 March 1914|
|Years active||1949 - present|
(1947-2017, her death)
|Children||Selma George, Mohan Jose and Sabu Jose|
Michael (deceased) |
Pappukutty Bhagavathar (Malayalam: പാപ്പുകുട്ടി ഭാഗവതർ; born 29 March 1914) is an Indian film singer and actor in Malayalam cinema. He is the father of Malayalam actor Mohan Jose. Malayalam film director K. G. George is his son-in-law.
Pappukutty Bhagavathar was born as second among five children on 29 March 1914 to Michael and Anna, in Vypin, Kochi.
He has two brothers Daniel and Varghese and two sisters Rosy, Valsala. He studied at Government boys school Vypin.
He sang for the 2009 released Marykkundoru Kunjadu at the age of 95, sixty years after he sang his first song for a movie, which made him the oldest Malayalee to sing in a film. The song ‘Entadukke Varum’ was a hit. He is married to Baby. They have five children, actor Mohan Jose, playback singer Selma George, Sabu Jose, Shadhi, and Jeevan. His son-in-law K. G. George is a Malayalam movie director. His wife Baby died in 2017.
As an actor
- Prasanna (1950)
- Sthreehrudayam (1960)
- Oraal Koodi Kallanaayi (1964)
- Sree Guruvayoorappan (1964)
- Shyaamala Chechi (1965)
- Muthalaali (1965)
- Viruthan Shanku (1968)
- Anchusundarikal (1968)
- Kaattukurangu (1969)
- Padicha Kallan (1969)
- Vilakuranja Manushyar (1969)
- Arjun Dennis (Vice Chancellor) (1988)
As an playback singer
- Vidhiyude Leela ... Prasanna 1950
- Kallane Vazhiyil ... Karutha Kai 1964
- Kanne Karale ... Aashaachakram 1973
- Entadukke Vannadukkum ... Marykkundoru Kunjaadu 2010
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- "Pappukutty Bhagavathar:Profile And Biography". metromatinee.com. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
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