The twin brothers are known for their contributions towards Kathakali and developing the same as an international cultural dance. Gopi joined the P.S.V. Natyasangam', a kathakali troup belonging to P.S. Varier of Kottakkal Arya vaidyasala fame. However, he was encouraged to change his profession by his mentor, who advised him to study sanskrit and Aryuveda. He became a physician and started practising at Palghat, where he was the branch manager and a trust board member of the Aryavaidshala.
Vasu continued to learn music under the guidance of Venkatakrishna Bhagavatar, where he learnt Karnataka Music, Mridanga, and harmononium in addition to his practice of Kathakali. He has extensively toured European and western countries giving various performances and has been honoured by the Kerala Kalamandalam for kathakali. He has received the "Veerashrinkala" from the zamorin, honoured by the Indonesian govt. at the Ramayana festival of 1971, and various other international awards. He used to perform for the Akashvani, prior to the advent of T.V,. in a regular manner.