Artist K. K. Marar (Krishna Kumar Marar) was a great painter, photographer, writer, and historian.
A self-made man, K. K. Marar is the author of "Wall Paintings in North Kerala, India:1000 Years of Temple Art." The book explains the tradition of wall painting in South Indian temples. It is a documentation of mural images in thirty temples with decorated exterior walls of the sanctum with pictures of important deities, like Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, or Bhagavati in the region of northern Kerala, some of which are not present today. K.K. Marar was selected for the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi fellowships for the year 2018-19.