Oyoor Asan

Oyoor Asan
Kuchelan

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

well known kadhakali actor

A leading Kathakali actor of the southern style, Mr. Govinda Pillai was initiated into the world of Kathakali at the tender age of nine by his uncle Chathannoor Velu Pillai. His portrayal of the character Hamsa (the Swan) in Nalacharitha was simply exemplary and no wonder that he is the only actor to perform Hamsa in the highest number of stages after his Guru Kurichi Kunjan Paniker. An excellent teacher, Mr. Govinda Pillai’s disciples include known performers like Kalamandalam Ramchandran and Kalamandalam Ratheeshan. Many honours came his way including the Kerala Kalamandalam Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi award. He was a visiting professor at Margi.

about asan in wiki

Kochu Govinda Pillai (1916–2008) was a great Kathakali artist who trained Kathakali under the great Sri.Chennithala Kochu Pillai Panicker and Sri.Kurichi Kunjan Panicker and winner of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1989.