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Theatre personality Venukuttan Nair passes away

Updated: Nov 26, 2012, 12:20 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Noted theatre personality and Malayalam film actor P K Venukuttan Nair died here today following a brief illness, family sources said.

Nair (81) was a revered figure in theatre circles in Kerala and a recipient of state government award for best drama director for four times.

He is survied by wife.

Nair was also honoured by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Acadamy for his outstanding contribution to the filed of drama.

He was the former Vice-President of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi. He was also a member of the Kendra Sangeetha Nataka Akademi.

"Swayamvaram", "Ulkatal","Swapnadanam" and "Oru Cheru Punchiri" are some of his noted works. He acted in more than 90 plays and directed 20 dramas. He also acted in many films.