Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on the demise of renowned artist Karuvattu Mana Vasudevan Namboothiri.
Renowned artist Vasudevan Namboothiri passed away on July 7. He was 98. He was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments in a private hospital in Malappuram district.
He worked in various newspapers and as an art director in some films. He portrayed important characters in several Malayalam films.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Legislative Assembly speaker A.N. Shamseer, and Indian Minister for State V. Muraleedharan expressed their condolences on his death.
"Mourning the passing of legendary Kerala artist Namboothiri at the age of 97. After a lifetime of drawing in black&white (his illustrations were famed across the state), at age 82 he took up colour and dazzled the world with works of vivid exuberance. A special talent. #OmShanti", tweeted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.