M. R. D. Dattan biography

M. R. D. Dattan

Male, Deceased Person

1935 – 2006


Who was M. R. D. Dattan?

M R D Dattan was a famous artist and sculptor in the state of Kerala, India. Dattan's works include statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda and Sree Narayana Guru. He had created more than 200 statues of Sree Narayana Guru alone.

He was the son of Mr Raman and Kavootti. After his studies at Madras School of Art, he returned to Kerala to become the director of Cochin School of Art that his father established.

His other works include statues of C. Kesavan, Vallathol Narayanamenon, Dr. Ambedkar, Panambilli Govindamenon, R. Venkata Raman and "Guruvayur Kesavan". He was also the recipient of the Lalith Kala Akademi fellowship.

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Jul 7, 1935
Lived in
  • Kerala
Aug 1, 2006

on July 23, 2013


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