KERALA VARMA




(1924-2010)
Kevy (A.R.Kerala Varma),
Kerala Varma was a member of the Ananthapuram Kottaram in Harippad. He started his career with the Sanker's Weekly and later became the staff cartoonist of Eastern Economist.His pocket cartoons, popularly known as Bharat Darshan, attracted many in the early 1960s and 70s. He was an active member and petron of the Kerala Cartoon Akademi. Kerala Cartoon Academy felicitated Kerala Varma by presenting Fellowship in the year 1996. He had sketched many controversial cartoons ridiculing Jawarhalal Nehru and the antidemocratic decisions taken by Indira Gandhi during the Emergency.After his retirement from Delhi Cartoons, Kevy returned to his wife's house in Tripunithura. His wife Padmavathy Thampuran had predeceased him.

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