Artist Namboothiri laid to rest with state honours

Artist Namboothiri. File photo: Manorama

Iconic painter and sculptor Artist Namboothiri was laid to rest with state honours in the premises of his house at Naduvattam in Edappal here on Friday.

Hundreds paid their last respects to the popular painter during a public homage at the Lalithakala Akademi in Thrissur.

Namboothiri had died at a private hospital in Kottakal at 12.21 am on Friday. He had been hospitalised with age-related ailments.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the passing of Namboothiri. "His illustrations have left a lasting impression of the characters from various literary works in the minds of readers," Pinarayi said.

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