Legendary cartoonist of Kerala Yesudasan passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Acclaimed Kerala cartoonist C.J. Yesudasan, popularly known as Yesudasan, passed away at his residence at Kochi early on Wednesday, family sources said. He was 83.

As per details from the source, Yesudasan had tested Covid positive and was hospitalised last month and was resting at home after his recovery, when he breathed his last. He began in 1955 in a magazine edited from Kottayam and his career took a huge turn when he joined leading vernacular daily Malayala Manorama, where he came out with memorable cartoons in his stint till 2010. The first Chairman of the Kerala Cartoon Academy, Yesudasan had been a father figure for several cartoonists plying their trade today. Yesudasan also has authored four books besides writing the dialogues for the hugely successful Malayalam film "Panchavadi Palam" and also scripted the film "Ente Ponuthampuran".

Expressing grief over the death of the legendary, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state has lost a hugely talented son who brought out the political scenario through his sketches and he will be missed by all.

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