Kothamangalam Subbu, was a noted Padma Shri award winning poet, lyricist, writer, actor and director from Tamil Nadu who authored the Tamil cult classic novel ‘Thillana Mohanambal’, which was later made as an enchanting movie.
According to novelist Ashokamitran’s memoirs, Subbu functioned as the No. 2 of the giant Gemini Studios of Chennai, South India for over three decades and was a close associate of movie mogul S.S. Vasan.
Subbu also authored ‘Rao Bahadur Singaram’, ‘Bandanallur Bama’, ‘Ponnivanathu Poonguyil’, ‘Miss Radha’ and ‘Manju Virattu’ (collection of short stories). Subbu’s filmography includes Kannamma En Kadhali (1945), Miss Malini (1947), the epic film Avvaiyar (1953) and Valliyin Selvan (1955).