A long serving Yakshagana Maddalegara (percussionist),- Karkala Kabettu Govinda Prabhu passed away at the age of 84. He was a Maddalegara and Bhagavatha in many associations and especially was an active member of Sri Venkataramana Yakshgana Kala Samithi Karkala.
He was active in the period, 1960 to 2000. He was a very enthusiastic and dedicated lover of art and was a keen spectator even after retiring as an artist. His brother Late K Martappa Prabhu was also a Maddalegara.