A tribute to Padmini
Fortunately for T.K. Padmini, encouragement came in the form of her high school arts teacher K.L. Devassi, renowned artist Namboothiri, and K.C.S. Panikkar.
She was also married to artist K. Damodaran. In May 2012, it will be 43 years since Padmini passed away at the young age of 29. Walter D’Cruz felt it was time that the world learned about Padmini the artist. He made a documentary about her — Pattam Parathunna Penkutty.
“There is no doubt that Padmini was a great artist but she never got the recognition she deserved,” says Walter, who released the documentary last month. Poet and lyricist V.R. Santhosh wrote the script. The documentary was produced by the Information and Public Relations Department.