|Born||21 April 1924
Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kingdom of Cochin
|Died||25 February 2007 (aged 82)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Poet, lyricist, film director, actor, journalist|
Pulloottupadathu Bhaskaran (21 April 1924 – 25 February 2007), better known as P. Bhaskaran, was a Malayalam poet, lyricist of Malayalam film songs and filmmaker. He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250 films. He also directed 44 Malayalam feature films and 3 documentaries, produced 6 feature films and acted in several movies. For his overall contributions to Malayalam cinema, he was awarded J. C. Daniel Award by the Government of Kerala.
He was also a journalist and an All India Radio employee before becoming active in the film industry. He was well known for simple use of the language in his songs and poems.