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BIO DATA OF PADMASHRI – KALAIMANI KOTHAMANGALAM SRI.SUBBU
Date of birth 10.11.1910 Parents Mahalinga Iyer and Gangammal Place of birth Kannariyendal village in Pattukkottai dist. Qualifications Studied up to 8th std only due to poverty to take up the responsibility and burden of the family. Marital status Married three wives. Alamelu daughter of his own aunt, Meenakshi a keralite Brahim after his first wife’s death and M.S.Sundari Bai a noted film artiste.(who recently died at the age of 83 years). Positions held Accountant in a timber shop in Kothamangalam. Basically a poet who turned to be a comedian actor in films. Then screenplay and dialogues writer, Director, Journalist, Novelist and kathaKalakshepam exponent.
Good photographer knowing developing and printing. Pictures involved Sirikkathe, Baktha Setha, , Suriya Puthri, Ananthai Penn, Kacha Deva-yani,-pictures produced by Shri.K.Subramaniam - Thiruneelakandar Produced by M.K.T.Bhagavathar -Madanakamarajan, Kannamma En kathali Nandanar, ChakraDhari, Miss Malini, Chandralekha, Dasi aparanji,Apoorva Sahotharargal, Samsaram, Moonru Pillaigal, Avvaiyar, Vanji Kottai Valibhan, Irumbu Thirai, Valliyin Selvan, Motor Sundarm Pillai, - Pictures produced by Gemini studios. Pava Mannippu by Shri.Bheemsingh, Paditha manaivi byBala Movies. Other languages Simultaneous productions in Hindi of the films by Gemini Studios Mr.Sampath. Chandralekha, Sansar, Bahud Din Huve, Bal Nagamma, Nishaan, Insaniyat, Raj Tilak Paigham, Grahasthi. Noted Roles Chettiar in Anadhai penn – Sooriyan in katcha devayani -Gurukkal in Thiruneelakandar-mr.Sampath in Miss malini, Gurukkal in DasiAparanji – Henpecked husband in Avvaiyar. Direction Kannamma En kathali - Miss malini – Avvaiyar – Valliyin Selvan. Books written Natakame Ulagam, Panjamirtham, Manju Virattu– collection of dramas wrote and enacted in AIR. Gandhi Mahan Kathai, Life history of Mahathma Gandhi in Tamil folklore,Thillana Mohanambal, Rao Bahadur Singaram, Miss Radha, Ponnivanathu Poonguil, Bhandanalloor Bhama.Bharathiyar kathai. While writing his auto bio-graphy in Pesum Padam “Paru Paru Bioscope Paru” he breathed last. (These are all published works)
Pictures made are Thillana Mohanambal- Rao Bahadur Singaram in the name of Vilayattu Pillai – Vazhkai Vazhvatharke. Unpublished are Gandhi thatha kathaigal, Marukkozhundu _kavithai thoguppu- Parvathi kalyanam, Kamba Ramayana Chindu, Murugan thirukalyanam, Ayyappan Charithram. Also started Bhavth Gita in Tamil versus but incomplete. Awards Mannagatti kavirayar by TKC- Kalaimani by varakavi subramania Bharathiyar – (not the national poet) kalasikamani – Tamilnadu Govt.- Padmashree by Central Govt. Best Story writer state of Tamilnadu award for Thillanan Mohanambal picture. Famous kavithaigal Bale jore Bale jore Pattanavasam in Miss malini – Koil kurukkaludan nane- in Dasi aparanji- mauilerum vadivelane in Avvaiyar, maname Muruganin mayil vahanam in Motor sundaram pillai – certain movie songs.
Others include published in ananda vikatan – Porantha nattai nenaichu parthu porappattu vaanga- kaveri atha kann thirandhu paaru- karunaye pagai aananl- Akku Akku – Anuvukkulle poondhuttan- kannanin vilayattu – All published in Ananda Vikatan. Noted for Wit and humour- kavithaigal- Acting and direction. Left this world 15.02.1974 at the age of 64