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Monday, 06 December 2021 4.43 AM IST

Guruvayur Temple chief tantri Chennas Narayanan Namboothiripad dies

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THRISSUR: Chennas Narayanan Namboothiripad, the chief tantri (head priest) of the famed Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple here, died at a hospital in the district, family sources said.


He was 71 and had been under treatment for post-COVID complications for some days, they said.


Born as the elder son of the Chennas Parameswaran Namboothiripad and Sridevi Antharjanam, Narayanan Namboothiripad had been the tantri of the ancient shrine since 2014.
He also served as the member of the temple administrative panel.


A post graduate in English language and literature, he also worked as an employee in a local bank.


Narayanan Namboothiripad is survived by wife Suchitra Antharjanam and a son Sreekanth Namboodiri and daughter in law Akhila of Piravam Myalpilly Illam.


Devaswom Minister K Radhakrishnan condoled the demise.

He will be cremated at Puzhakkara Chennas Illam in Eramangalam today.

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