Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair | Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of  Kathakali maestro, Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Saddened by the demise of Kathakali maestro, Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair. His passion towards Indian culture and spirituality was legendary. He made exceptional efforts to groom upcoming talent in our classical dances. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair is also known as Guru Chemancheri. He was a noted IndianKathakali actor. He spent over eighty years learning and teaching and performing Kathakali, a major form of classical Indian dance. In 2017, he was honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour by the Government of India. He died on 15 March 2021 at his residence at Cheliya village near Koyilandy at the age of 104.




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