Kavalam Narayana Panicker (88), the man who re invented Indian drama has died yesterday. His death took place at his Trivandrum residence on the of 26. The reason for his death is said to be age related issues and as per news reports his funeral will take place tomorrow. He is survived by his wife Saradamani and 2 sons Kavalam Harikrishnan and Kavalam Sreekumar.
Kavalam Narayana Panicker used to be an lawyer at first and gave up when he realized what his path was. The man dedicated his whole life to art and literature and has no equal and wont be any. His glorious career is unimaginable and is an ample example of what happens when brilliance and talent meets hard work.
Kavalam has wrote 26 plays in his career and has directed 2 movies. He was also a renowned lyricist. For his contribution in Indian drama, poetry and movie industry he has been awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1983 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2002 and the Padma Bhushan civilian decoration in 2007. He has also won Kerala state award for beast Lyricist so many times.
His renowned works include, Sakshi in 1964, Daivattar in 1973, Tiruvazhithan in 1974, Avanavan katampa in 1975, Ottayan in 1977, Karimkutty in 1983, Aram in 1989, Teyyateyyam in 1991, and Poranadi in 1995.
He is also the director of karnabharam which has been enacted by Mohanlal at one of the stage in lead role.