Kuzhur Narayana Marar
Born: 25 May 1925
Died: 11 August 2011
- He was an Indian musician, considered to be one of the masters of Panchavadyam.
- He was awarded Padmabhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to the propagation of Panchavadyam in 2010.
- He is the first Panchavadyam exponent to receive the Padmabhushan award.
- He along with his two elder brothers, Kuttappa Marar and Chandran Marar were called Kuzhur triumvirate.
- They together created a new style in Panchavadyam rendition and were a regular presence at the Pooram festivals of Kerala.
- He started participating in Thrissur Pooram from the age of 19 and was a regular till retired at the age of 60.
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