Percussion doyen Peruvanam Kuttan Marar, who was to lead the ensemble of the renowned ilanjitharamelam, the highlight of Thrissur Pooram, was rushed to hospital on Monday afternoon, following exhaustion.
He was taken to Aswini Hospital in Thrissur. Hospital sources said the exhaustion was due to extreme heat. He is to be given drip and there is likelihood of he joining the melam sometime in the latter part, the have hinted.
It is his 40th year with the Pooram percussion of which for the last 20 years he has been leading the percussion whose electrifying tempo draws crowds in astounding numbers.
In his absence, Kelath Aravindakshan Marar will hold forte assisted by Peruvanam Sateeshan Marar and Tiruvalla Radhakrishnan.