Madavoor Vasudevan Nair (7 April 1929 alattukavu, vallikeezhu, kollam, (Kerala) – 6 February 2018) was a veteran Kathakali artiste. He was survived by his wife and 3 children including Ganga thampi who is also a dancer.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He taught the Kaplingadan style of Kathakali performance and was also one of the last practitioners of the south Kerala style (Kaplingadan) school of the classical dance-drama. He died on 6 February 2018, aged 88.
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Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winners of Kerala
|Carnatic Music - Vocal|
|Instrumental - Carnatic Violin|
|Instrumental - Mridangam|
|Creative and Experimental Music|
|Dance - Kathakali|
|Dance - Mohiniattam|
|Major Traditions of Dance and Dance Theatre|
|Music for Dance|
|Theatre - Acting|
|Theatre - Direction|
|Theatre - Traditional / Folk / Dance / Music / Puppetry|
|Performing Arts in the Media|