P K Shankaran Kutty who draws under the nom-de-plume of ‘KUTTY’ was born on 4th September 1921, at Ottapalam as the son of Narayana Menon and Lakshi Amma. He is married to Gouri Kutty. He has two children, Maya and Narayanan.
Renowned cartoonist P.K.S. Kutty, popularly known as Cartoonist Kutty, passed away on October 22 nd Saturday in the city of Madison in the United States,
Mr. Kutty is survived by wife Gouri and two children. He had been staying in the U.S. along with his family since 1997.
Mr. Kutty, who was trained by cartoonist Shankar, had started his career with National Herald in 1941, and later worked for various newspapers during his long career.
Before joining the Ananda Bazar Group of Kolkata, he also worked for humour magazine Shankar’s Weekly and Free Press Journal, Mumbai.
While he was with the Ananda Bazar Group, his work appeared in the widely circulated newspapers Ananda Bazar Patrika (Bengali) and Hindustan Standard (English) and in Desh, the famous Bengali language literary weekly.
He remained the lead cartoonist for the Ananda Bazar Group until 1986. In 1987, he joined Bengal language newspaper Aaj Kaal and remained there until 1997.
Mr. Kutty’s work was also syndicated, first in the Hindustan Times, and later in The Indian Express. He also used to draw for various Malayalam periodicals published by his friends.
Mr. Kutty was born in Ottapalam, Kerala in 1921.