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Pappukutty Bhagavathar
Pappukutty Bhagavathar
Birth: 29 March 1913
Vypin, Kochi, Kerala, British Raj (now India)
Death: 22 June 2020
Kochi, Kerala, India
Age: 107 years, 85 days
Country: IndiaIND
Centenarian

Pappukutty Bhagavathar [Malayalam: പാപ്പുകുട്ടി ഭാഗവതർ] (29 March 1913 – 22 June 2020) was an Indian centenarian, 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.

Biography

Pappukutty Bhagavathar was born in Vypin, Kochi, Kerala, British Raj (now India) on 29 March 1913, the second of five children to Michael and Anna.

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 due to an age-related illness in Kochi, Kerala, India on 22 June 2020 at the age of 107 years, 85 days.

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