(Kochettan) was born on January 31, 1937 in Poovakkulath Kuncharakkattu Mana
in Koothattukulam. His father was Narayanan Namboothiri and mother is Nangeli
learned Carnatic Music from Chembai Vithyanatha Bhagavathar, Chembil Prabhakaran
Nair, Cherthala Narayana Panikkar and Olappamanna Vasudevan Namboothiripad.
Joined P.S.V.Natyasangham, Kottakkal at the age of 23 and learned Cathakali
music under Kottakkal Vasu Nedungadi. After 8 years of studies he continued
practise under Kottakkal Gopalakrishna Kurup. He was employed as Kathakali
Music Teacher in P.S.V. Natyasangham and retired on Jan 1994.
had participated in many Kathakali performances all around Kerala and in
foreign countries, namely China and North Korea in 1983. Had received the
K.N. Pisharody Smaraka Award.
Kochettan was a very well known painter and has done a lot of portraits
and oil paintings.
Kottakkal Parameswaran Namboothiri expired on July 1, 2009.
Wife Santha Antharjanam and one daughter Jayasree and one son Jayesh.