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KANNASHA KAVIKAL(Niranam Kavikal)
Kannasha Kavikal was supposed to be a group of four people in the 1st century.Raman was more famous amoung them for his work "Kannashsa Ramayanam".Another member, Madhavan was the first person who translated the Bhagavat Gita to malayalam , before it was translated to any other Indian languages . Shanker was known for his work "Bharat Mala" .These three were brothers and the forth member was their grand father Viday Vishevaraman,whose works are yet to be found. They played a major part in the construction of Malayalam literature by interweaving Tamil and Sanskrit. Kannasha Kavikal were idolised and sought after by the famous Ezuthachan.

KAKANADAN(1935 )
A renowned novelist,Malayala Nadu news editor and Sahithya Academy Award winner (1970).

KRISHNAN NAMBIAR(1946)
Sahithya academy award winner for translations for works like- Eshta devathe thedi, and Kathabharithen.

KOVOOR (1906)
Served as district sessions judge from1961 onwards and adviser of F.A.C.T publications also a novelist and a social worker.

Prof.KOSHY ABRAHAM
A kerala University senate member and reigned as `H.O.D for botany in the Marthoma College.

KORUTH(1909)
Sahitiya Pravarthaka Sahakarnae director,novelist and writer.

GOPALKURUP VENNIKULAM (1901)
M.G.M high school teacher who won laurels like

  • Sahitya Nipunan from the KochiMaha Raja
  • Sahitya Kala Nidi award
  • Kerala Sahitya academy Award in 1967 for poetry.
  • Thirukattem award.
  • Odakuzal
  • Kerala Sahitya Academy award in 1974 etc.


VISHNU NARAYANAN NAMBOOTHIRI(1929)
Among the top ranking contemporary poets of Kerala, as a professor of English literature he worked in various colleges. He is the winner of several coveted awards which included the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award. The central Sahytha Academy Award, The Odakuzhal Award, The Ulloor Award and the Asan Price.

M.G. SOMAN
Mr. M.G. Soman, the veteran actor of the Silver screen, and a household name all over Kerala, is a proud son of Thiruvalla. An actor with an immence range and well nuanced style of his own, he has breathed life into many a memorable character. He is the president of 'AMMA', a union of filim artistes. He has been an inspiring presence a in number of cultural festivals in and out of the Kerala and is the recepient of several filim awards. Hearty salutaions to an inimitable actor and a great personalty who expired recently.

Prof. G. KUMARA PILLAI
A widely respected central figure, Mr. Kumara Pillai began his social activities as a man of prudence in the Kochi Prajamandalam along side Mr. K. Karunakaran, Mr. V.R. Krishnan Ezhuthachen and Mr. K.P. Madhavan Nair. A man who has set apart life to fight the demon of liquor, he cites the 'Gandhimargam' and his numerous teetotaller friends as his inspiration and source of strength. He has taken part in a number of instances of passive resistance movements against the spreading shadow of alcoholism. He has led historic agitations at Mattancherry, Palayam, Oorumana, Azhimavu and also before the Thiruvananthapuram Secretariate.

He has left his mark in literature also. His major works include poetry anthologies like Ormayude Sugantham, and Aralipookal and a compilation of his prose works titled "G. Kumara Pillayude Lekhana Samaharam". A much decorated man, he is the recipient of " Kumaranashan Puraskaram, Odakkuzhal Puraskaram, Kerala Sahithya Academi Award, K.K. Nair Memorial Award and Ramashramsm award.

Dr.P.K.NARAYANA PILLAI(1910)
Manuscript library curator,University Sanskrit professor, riegned as principal and malayalam professor of Kerala university, syndicate member and oriental faculty dean.

VARGHESE MAPILLA KANDATHIL(1858)
A known spokes men who acted as Malayalam Munshi for C.M.S college and had played a variety of roles up holding several no:of respected organization , and expired in 1904.

MANDIRAM K.P (1931)

Middle school headmaster and language teacher,served the transport corporation and N.V.S also an acclaimed dramatist.

Prof.G.SUKUMARAN NAIR (1929)
The laurel crowns of this man is outstanding some of which are mentioned below-

  • Nenmara N.S.S college principal
  • Kerala state representative for the All India Philosophical Congress
  • Social ethics philosophy president for the madras conflagration in 1964
  • Full bright research scholar the Michigan state university(U.S.A) from 1966-67 and more.


Artist C.K.Raa
C.K.Ra came in to his own as a painter of note during the protest demonstrations using paintings against the torments of the Second World War. At that time he was working as a painter boy in Bombay. The outstanding paintings of those years were "peace after war" prolute to revenge massacre etc . Later he joined Santhinikethan and became a disciple of great masters like Jamini Roy and Nandanal Bose. A notable picture of Shanthinikethan day's "gloomyday" sold to a foreign women for mere Rs 60 was valued at 5 lakh dollars when it was later exhibited in the Mexican art gallery. When he returned to Kerala to work at the college of fine arts it was the beginning of the 'Ra phase' in Kerala painting. Some of the memeorable paintings of this period were 'temple fantasia','washing hair' and 'delightfull pain' work that aspire to transcent the practiced responses to colour form and meaning.He was appointed as the chairman of Lalithakala Academy

 

 



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