Pappukutty Bhagavathar (Malayalam: പാപ്പുകുട്ടി ഭാഗവതർ; 29 March 1913 – 22 June 2020) was an Indian film singer and actor in Malayalam cinema. He was the father of actor Mohan Jose and singer Selma George. Malayalam film director K. G. George is his son-in-law.
|Died||22 June 2020(aged 107)|
|Spouse(s)||Baby (1947–2017, her death)|
|Children||Selma George, Mohan Jose and Sabu Jose|
|Parent(s)||Michael (deceased) |
|Relatives||K. G. George (son-in-law)|
Pappukutty Bhagavathar was born the second of five children on 29 March 1913 to Michael and Anna, in Vypin, Kochi, Kerala.
He had two brothers, Daniel and Varghese and two sisters, Rosy and Valsala. He studied at Government boys school Vypin.
He sang for the 2009 released Marykkundoru Kunjadu at the age of 95, sixty years after he sang his first song for a movie, which made him the oldest Malayali to sing in a film. The song "Entadukke Varum" was a hit. He was married to Baby. They had five children, actor Mohan Jose, playback singer Selma George, Sabu Jose, Shadhi, and Jeevan. His son-in-law K. G. George is a Malayalam movie director. He turned 100 in March 2013. His wife Baby died in 2017.
Bhagavathar died in Kochi in June 2020 at the age of 107 due to an age-related illness.
As an actorEdit
- Prasanna (1950)
- Sthreehrudayam (1960)
- Oraal Koodi Kallanaayi (1964)
- Sree Guruvayoorappan (1964)
- Shyaamala Chechi (1965)
- Muthalaali (1965)
- Viruthan Shanku (1968)
- Anchusundarikal (1968)
- Kaattukurangu (1969)
- Padicha Kallan (1969)
- Vilakuranja Manushyar (1969)
- Arjun Dennis (Vice Chancellor) (1988)
As a playback singerEdit
- "Vidhiyude Leela"... Prasanna 1950
- "Kallane Vazhiyil"... Karutha Kai 1964
- "Kanne Karale"... Aashaachakram 1973
- "Entadukke Vannadukkum"... Marykkundoru Kunjaadu 2010
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