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Madavoor Vasudevan Nair
Madavoor Vasudevan Nair

Madavoor Vasudevan Nair (7 April 1929 alattukavu, vallikeezhu, kollam, (Kerala)[1][2] – 6 February 2018) was a veteran Kathakali artiste.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He taught the Kaplingadan style of Kathakali performance and was also one of the last practitioners of the south Kerala style (Kaplingadan) school of the classical dance-drama. He died during a stage performance at Agasthyakode Mahadeva Temple in Anchal, Kollam district, on 6 February 2018, aged 88.[3]


  1. ^ "Madavoor Vasudevan Nair, Enchanting Kerala, Newsletter, Kerala Tourism - Kerala Tourism".
  2. ^ "Madavoor Vasudevan Nair".
  3. ^ Kerala, CyberNet Communications. "Kathakali Artists - Madavoor Vasudevan Nair".