Bharathan was an Indian artist, filmmaker, and art director. He earned a diploma from the College of Fine Arts, Thrissur, and began his career as an art director in films. He eventually started working as an assistant director and made his directorial debut in 1975 with the film Prayanam. Many of his films dealt with bold themes.
Indian chess prodigy Nihal Sarin, who began learning chess at 6, was named a Grandmaster at 14. Once named one of the top 10 players in India, he has many achievements in his kitty, such as the Under-10 World Blitz Championship, the Under-10 World Youth Chess Championship, and the Under-18 World Youth Championship.