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P. L. Banumurthi

P. L. Banumurthi

P. L. Banumurthi

Bhanumurti (50 years), is an innovative weaver of handloom cotton sarees and has made an attachment to the existing handloom systems to simplify the automatic saree border insertion. Second eldest among five siblings, Banumurthi did not have a simple childhood. His parents struggled to make ends meet, both weaving on two looms they possessed, and tried to make a living for their family. When he was just thirteen years old, he lost his mother because of which, he had to discontinue his studies and had to start learning weavingto support the family. By the age of sixteen, he was earning bread for his family by weaving.After his marriage in 1977, he separated from the family and started his own work. He got orders from Chennai and made cotton sarees, jacket pieces, chudidar sets etc., using Jacquard box.