Popular performing artiste, comedian V.D. Rajappan dead

Kottayam, March 24 (IANS) One of Kerala’s most popular Kadhaprasangam (story telling) artistes and film comedian V.D. Rajappan died on Thursday at a private hospital here, family sources said.

Rajappan, 70, was ailing for the past few years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

The last rites would take place on Friday near here.

In the yesteryears, Kadhaprasangam was a hugely popular performing art in the state.

It is performed by just one person who tells the story by acting, singing and speaking and at times playing musical instruments as well.

Rajappan did value addition in this this dying art form in the form of parody songs into his story telling and was hugely popular in the 70s.

It was based on this he entered the Malayalam film industry and acted in more than 100 films, mostly playing the role of a comedian from 1982 to 2005.

Meleparambil Aanveedu, Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum, Mutharamkunnu P.O, Kusruthikkaattu are some of his popular films.

As a performing artiste, he has staged his Kadhaprasangam performance in over 6,000 stages not just in Kerala but outside the state and abroad.

Kerala Minister for Cinema Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said Rajappan was a hugely popular artiste who took the art form to newer heights and helped him to enter the films.

“He will be solely missed, but his ‘stories’ will be always heard for many years to come,” said Radhakrishnan.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here