M R D Dattan
M R D Dattan (7 July 1935 – 1 August 2006) 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 Raman (who was the Palace painter of Kochi royal family) 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 Narayana Menon, Dr. Ambedkar, Panambilli Govindamenon, R. Venkata Raman, and "Guruvayur Kesavan". He was also the recipient of the Lalith Kala Akademi fellowship. his daughter Swapna whose husband is one of the leading business people in the field of travels. his grandchildren Yamini and Surya Pramod are having a strong career choice. one to be an actor and the other wishes to study in the UK,
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