Noted artist Achuthan Kudallur has passed away recently at the age of 77. A civil engineer by training, Achuthan Kudallur was a self-taught abstract artist and a highly respected name in contemporary art circles of south India. He was a part of the Madras Art Club, which operated within the Government College of Art, Chennai and later shifted to painting abstracts.
Achuthan Kudallur is a recipient of the national and Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Akademi Awards. He was born in 1945 in Kerala, but lived alone in Chennai, pursued a degree in Civil Engineering and revelled as an Indian Asian Modern and Contemporary painter.