Thrissur : Peruvanam Kuttan Marar has been removed from the prime position of Paramekkav Melam (Mela Pramani). Paramekkav Devaswom Board has appointed Kizhakkoott Aniyan Marar as the new chief of the melam. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Devaswom governing body held on Tuesday.
The new chief Kizhakkoott Aniyan Marar has been active in Pooram since 1961. Devaswom Secretary stated that Aniyan Marar has appointed as the head of the Melam as part of giving opportunity to everyone.
Kuttan Marar is a famous drum (chenda) scholar in Kerala who hails from Peruvanam. He was the leader of the Elanjithara Melam of Thrissur Pooram for the last 24 years. In 2011, the country honoured him with the Padma Shri.