Renowned sculptor K. Vasudevan Namboothiri, known as the ‘Lord Shiva of Line Drawings,’ passed away at the age of 97. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Malappuram, Kerala, where he was receiving treatment for respiratory problems. Namboothiri was widely recognized for his exceptional skill in creating intricate line drawings, particularly depicting Lord Shiva.
His artistic contributions have left a lasting impact on the art community in Kerala and beyond. The news of his demise has led to an outpouring of grief among art enthusiasts and admirers of his work. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences, recognizing Namboothiri’s artistic brilliance and his significant contributions to the field of sculpture. The passing of Namboothiri marks a great loss for the art world, but his artistic legacy will continue to inspire future generations of artists.