Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri

Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri

Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri

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Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri was a famous Kathakali artist from the South Indian state of Kerala

<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: thumb|200px|Chandramana Govindan as Karnan in Karnasapadham -->

Personal life

C.G Namboothiri was born in Chandramana Illam, Asamannoor, to C.S. Govindan Namboodiri and mother Devaki Antharjanam. He has a wife and four sons.


Govindan Namboothiri started learning Kathakali in 1947 under Kavunkal Chathunni Panikkar. After the 3 years study in Kerala he went to Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad. Govindan Namboothiri also learnt under Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Mankulam Vishnu Namboothiri.


  • Award from Kerala Sahithya Academy, 1994–1995
  • "Senior Fellowship" for the research on 'Ilakiyattam' from Dept of Human Resources, 1997–1998
  • Awarded "Thulasivanam" award for classical arts, 1999

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