Senior dubbing artiste and actress Pala Thankam (80) has passed away. It ended at 7.35pm on Sunday. He has been an inmate of Pathanapuram Gandhi Bhavan since 2013. Gandhi Bhavan passed away while undergoing treatment in palliative care due to age-related ailments. The body is in the Gandhi Bhavan mortuary. The funeral will take place later.
Radhamani was born on February 26, 1941, the daughter of Kunjukuttan and Lakshmikutty, at Sarathchandra Bhavan, Thiruvathukal, Vellore, Kottayam. He studied music from an early age. The first Guru was Puliyanur Vijayan Bhagavathar. Later he studied music with LPR Varma of Changanassery.
In the movie Kedavilakku starring Sathyan, she sang two songs, Tamara Malar Pol and Thekku Pattin. Thankam, who came to Madras for this, unexpectedly got an opportunity to play the role of Sathyan. But the film did not come out. But it also helped them to be active in the cultural arena of Pala. That is how the name Pala Thankam came to be.
She came into drama at the age of fourteen. She first acted in NN Pillai's Vishwakerala Nataka Samithi. She returned to cinema by giving voice to Kushalakumari in the film Sita. They provided voices for the protagonists, children, older women, birds, and even three or four characters in a scene in some films. Sadhana was given the voice in the film Shiksha.
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