Thiruvambadi Sivasundar in 2012
|Died||March 11, 2018|
Thrissur, Kerala, India
|Employer||Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple|
He was first named Pookkodan Sivan and once worked at a timber factory. In 2003, he was purchased by businessman Sundar Menon for ₹28 lakh. Menon then gave him as an offering to the deity at the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple. From then on, he carried the idol on behalf of the temple during Thrissur's annual Pooram festival.
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