Unnikrishnan Namboothiri celebrates 95th birthday
Kochi: Unnikrishnan Namboothiri is an actor who won the hearts of Keralites through the role of a grandfather in ‘Desadanam’. He enjoyed the popular song in the movie ‘Kaliveedurangiyallo Kalivakkurangiyallo’ sung by his grandson Deepankuran during the celebration.
His son-in-law and Deepankuran’s father Kaithapram Namboothiri was sitting beside him. Kaithapram had penned the lyrics and composed music for the song.
The birthday celebration was held at a hall near Vaduthala Pallikavu Temple. It was a simple function with close friends. Though Unnikrishnan Namboothiri is a native of Payyanur, he currently stays in Ernakulam with his younger son Adv. PV Kunjikrishnan.
Even when he had age-related ailments, he chatted with all guests. His children Devi, Bhavadasan, Yamuna and Kunjikrishnan, in-laws and grandchildren accompanied him in greeting the guests.
Unnikrishnan had started his film career through ‘Desadanam’ when he was 75. After this, he had acted in popular movies like ‘Kalyanaraman’, ‘Rappakal’ and ‘Udayon’.
He has also acted with Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Aishwarya Rai in Tamil movies including ‘Chandramukhi’, ‘Pammal K Sambandam’ and ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’.