Kuzhur Narayana Marar

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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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