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Mani Madhava Chakyar Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 15, 2018

Short Biography

Mani Madhava Chakyar was born on 15-02-1899 in Kozhikode in the state of Kerala, India. He was an Indian Author, Scholar, Film Actor, Theatre Director, Dancer & Teacher.

Mani Madhava Chakyar Complete Bio & Career

He hails from Mani Family of Chakyars from the state of Kerala, who used to perform Koodiyattam and Chakyarkoothu traditionally for years. He too trained in these art forms under the guidance of his proficient uncles. He studied Natyashastra, Nyaya, Alankarashastra, Vyakarana, and Jyotisham. He gave his first stage performance of Koodiyattam when he was just 14 years old.
Among all his works, Natyakalpadruman is an irreplaceable work in Kerala’s conventional art form, Koodiyattam. He was also a Sanskrit scholar of very high regard and gave Sanskrit lectures at various places.
He was arguably the greatest among all performing artists of Kerala state conventional art forms. He was also the most felicitated artist from Kerala and was also the foremost recipient of all the chief awards for art form Koodiyattam and Chakyarkoothu. He was also renowned as “the Emperor of Rasa-Abhinaya” and his netrabhinaya is famous worldwide. He was the gifted artist who was adept at expressing each expression with eyes only. He was reckoned as a dominion of Natyasastra and Abhinaya. He was active until his death in performing arts on stage.
In his distinguished career, he was conferred with prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Shri.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Mani Madhava Chakyar died on 14-01-1990 in Ottapalam, Kerala, India. He died at the private hospital at age of 90. His death was a natural cause. 

DEATHDAY 14 January,1990 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Ottapalam, Kerala

Mani Madhava Chakyar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Vishnu Sharma and Savithri Illotamma. 

He married his uncle, Mani Parmeshwara Chakyar’s daughter P.K. Kunjimalu Nangiaramma. She was an adept Koodiyattam.

Life's Important Dates Of Mani Madhava Chakyar

Mani Madhava Chakyar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Mani Madhava Chakyar was 90 years 10 months & 27 days old age.