PM Modi condoles demise of Kathakali exponent Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair
Monday, 15 March 2021 (21:47 IST)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the demise of Kathakali maestro, Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Saddened by the demise of Kathakali maestro, Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair. His passion towards Indian culture and spirituality was legendary. He made exceptional efforts to groom upcoming talent in our classical dances. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Nair died at his residence at nearby Cheliya in Koyilandi in Kerala early on Monday, family sources said.
He was 105.
Padma Shree awardee Nair’s last notable public performance was at the age of 100. (UNI)