Ottanthullal artiste Kalamandalam Geethanandan dies during a stage performance


The legendary Ottanthullal artiste Shri Kalamandalam Geethanandan passes away on stage, right in the middle of his performance in Avitatthur temple in Kerala! Pranaams. What a dream death for any performing artiste! Prayers and condolences! He became the teacher of Ottanthullal at Kerala Kalalamandalam in 1983 and remained the head of the department for over 25 years. Celebrities and high-profile people from different walks of life, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, expressed their condolences on Twitter. Atma Shanti!,” tweeted author and art critic Veejay Sai. Geethanandan had also worked in the Malayalam film industry. Atma Shanti! Geethanandan had given more than 5,000 stage shows since the age of nine. His contribution to Kerala’s classical theatre art form is unparalleled. “Saddened, shocked at the untimely demise of Ottanthullal artist Kalamandalam Geethanandan.He died while performing at Avittathoor Maha Vishnu Temple, Thrissur. He was given first aid and rushed to the hospital. What a dream death for any performing artiste! He has been lauded for his sheer determination to promote the art form with which he has been associated since he was young. The 58-year-old theatre artiste and film actor collapsed on stage in the middle of the act. He made his big screen acting debut with Kamaladalam, which had Mohanlal in the lead role, in 1992. He was also the first Ottanthullal artiste to perform in France in 1984, said media reports. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Pranaams,” tweeted Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan. pic.twitter.com/0jbjoXijP0
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“Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan offered his condolence over the demise of the Ottanthullal maestro Kalamandalam Geethanandan,” tweeted Kerala chief minister’s office. Prayers and condolences! “The legendary Ottanthullal artiste Shri Kalamandalam Geethanandan passes away on stage, right in the middle of his performance in Avitatthur temple in Kerala! For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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— KummanamRajasekharan (@Kummanam) January 29, 2018

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan offered his condolence over the demise of the Ottanthullal maestro Kalamandalam Geethanandan. 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/PCLnP760Xf
— मङ्गलम् (@veejaysai) January 28, 2018

Saddened, shocked at the untimely demise of Ottanthullal artist Kalamandalam Geethanandan.He died while performing at Avittathoor Maha Vishnu Temple, Thrissur. However, he could not be saved. Malayalam actor Kavya Madhavan learnt Ottanthullal under Geethanandan’s guidance. 2018-01-29T14:20:54+00:00″>
Updated: January 29, 2018 2:20 pm

Kalamandalam Geethanandan is no more

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