PK Narayanan Nambiar, the renowned Sanskrit scholar and performer of Koodiyattam, Patakam and mizhavu, is the only mizhavu maestro in the country to be honoured with a Padma Shri. He is the eldest son of Koodiyattam Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar

Kathakali actor Ramankutty Nair stopped donning the role of Parasurama after the demise of Krishnankutty Poduwal.

Kalamandalam Devaki was the first woman to present Thullal in a foreign country. She performed in Paris at the invitation of Milena Salvini.

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