Kerala Lalitakala Academy

Painter C.N. Karunakaran dead

Internationally known painter C.N. Karunakaran passed away at a private hospital here Saturday afternoon following a cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 73. Karunakaran studied at the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Chennai and began his professional life as an art director. He also made advertisement films. In 1973, he returned to his home state and opened the first private art gallery in Kerala. His canvases were often