May 17, 2002 

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Krishnan Namboothiri, Kanjoor Mana, Kuriachira, Thrissur 680006


Age and academic qualification are no bar for becoming an expert in software, proves 77-year-old Krishnan Namboothiri, Kanjoor Mana, Kuriachira, Thrissur.

This self-taught septuagenarian teaches ‘C’ language to B.Tech and M.C.A students at his residence.

Besides computer, his other areas of interest include classical music, instrumental music and HAM radio.

Krishnan Namboothiri’s father was the noted musician Neelakantan Namboothirippad of Kanjoor Mana, Chunangad, Ottappalam.  His father died he was 3.  Even at that age he displayed his ability to read and write untaught.

Later he learned carnatic music under Mundayi Rama Bhagavathar.  During the 15 years of training, he read hundreds of books on music.

In the meantime, he got interested in Kathakali music.  This led to his joining the Kalamandalam.

During 1980s his interest turned to computers.  In 1985 he purchased the British-made Spectrum computer and started experimenting with software.  He thus gained expertise in ‘C’ language programming.

His wife Arya Antharjanam is the daughter of E.M.S.Namboothirippad’s sister. He has two daughters: Sudha (Heart Hospital, Thrissur) and Mini (Dhananlakshmi Bank, Thrissur).



Courtesy: P.M.Rajimon, Mathrubhumi, January 28, 2002

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