Music director Issac Thomas Kottukapally handed away in Chennai on Thursday, household sources stated. He was 72.
Kottukapally had acquired the National Award for Best Background Music for Malayalam movie Adaminte Makan Abu in 2010.
He composed music for a lot of movies together with Sancharam, Kutty Srank, Swaham, Bhavam and Kunjananthante Kada, amongst others.
Born in Pala in Kerala’s Kottayam district, he studied route and screenplay on the Pune Film Institute. After finishing his music course from the American Teachers’ School at Kodaikanal, Kottukapally attended the Trinity College of Music in London and handed sixth grade in piano.
He had additionally acquired the State Film Awards for Best Background Music for 4 movies — Bhavam (2002), Margam (2003), Sancharam and Oridam (2004). Kottukapally entered the world of cinema by way of Ok G George’s film ‘Mannu’. Later, he assisted director G Aravindan.
He co-wrote the screenplays for movies like Thampu, Kummati and Esthappan. It was with Esthappan that Kottukapally stepped into the background music scene.