Legendary artist & writer, Padma Shri Manohar Devadoss passes away

CHENNAI: Acclaimed Artist, writer and Padma Shri awardee Manohar Devadoss, 85, passed away in Chennai on Wednesday morning.

Manohar Devadoss bagged a Padma Shri awardee in 2020.Fondly known by the name Mano,  he was an artist who used write for drawings and had brought out hand-illustrated greeting cards at Christmas and New Year. These cards were sold and the proceeds were given to charity.

Manohar Devadoss had made sketches of Madurai - his hometown and Chennai, the city where he lived, and these sketches are considered prized possessions by those who own them. He  had written several books and had also done the illustrations for these books. 

Devadoss was a chemical engineer but an irreversible eye condition had made him give up that work. He continued with his passion for writing and sketching using ink as he had lost his colour vision and could see the contrast with the black line on the white paper better.

His wife Mahema, met with an accident and was paralysed from below the neck, and for 30 years,  Devadoss had looked after her, until she passed away.

A Padma Shri awardee,  Devadoss hailed from Madurai and loved that city as much as he did Chennai. 

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