Malayalam cinema's 'grandfather' turns 97; CM, others wish him
Payyannur: The ‘grandfather’ of Malayalam cinema, PV Unnikrishnan Namboodiri, turned 97 on Monday. He celebrated his birthday with family and relatives at his residence in Koroth.
Special poojas were performed at his residence on Monday, which was the ‘Thiruvonam day’ in the Malayalam month of Thulam, in connection with his birthday. The occasion was even more special as his grandchild Nihara, also celebrated her first birthday on the same day. CPM District Secretary MV Jayarajan visited him on the day and offered his wishes.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Minister EP Jayarajan and MV Govindan called Unnikrishnan and offered their greetings via phone.
‘Payasam’ was served for students at Korom Devisahayam UP school as part of his birthday celebrations.