M. S. Thripunithura
Madathilparambil Seshan Venkitaraman
26 May 1943
Thripunithura, Kingdom of Cochin (present-day Kochi, Kerala, India)
|Died||8 March 2006 62) (aged|
Shoranur, Kerala, India
Madathilparambil Seshan Venkitaraman (26 May 1943 – 8 March 2006) known by his stage name M. S. Thripunithura was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam film Industry. He was born in Thripunithura in the erstwhile Cochin State. He died in Shoranur due to cardiac arrest while he was on the way to Ernakulam. 
M. S. Thripunithura made his debut in the movie Kadalamma . Thripunithura acted in over 300 Malayalam films including hit films Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam (1987), Perumthachan (1990), His Highness Abdullah (1990), Santhwanam (1991), Bharatham and Yoddha (1992). As a stage artist, he has won the Kerala State Award for Best Actor for his role in the play, Mochanam. 
He was also a Carnatic musician and had interests in Sanskrit and astrology. Thripunithura was also interested in cooking, which he developed from his grandfather, Veeraraghava Iyer, who was the cook for the Maharajah of Cochin.
M. S. Thripunithura was married to Bhagyalakshmi and has six daughters Poornima, Pushpa, Pooja,Raji,Theja,Ananya,Rajkumari.  He had a late marriage, marrying at the age of around 45. He died in the early hours of 8 March 2006 after suffering from a cardiac arrest while on a train journey. He was cremated at the premises of his home in Thripunithura in the same evening.
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