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Kerala Varma Valya Koil Thampuran

Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran (19 February 1845 – 22 September 1914) also spelt also known as Kerala Varma, was a Malayalam-language poet and translator in English and Sanskrit. He was part of the royal family of erstwhile Parappanad, Malabar. Kerala Varma is also known as the Kalidasa of Kerala.Read More

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Padmarajan – Film Director, Screen Writer, Author

P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new way of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed.Padmarajan was noted for his fine and detailed screenwriting and expressive direction style.Read More

Evoor Parameswaran – Child literaturist

Evoor Parameshwaran was born on May 29,1927. He passed Malayalam M.A with first class from Kerala University and got the’Dr.GodaVarma Prize’. When he was a University student, he bagged first prize in the inter collegiate elocation competition conducted at Kollam.Read More

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Arattupuzha Velayudha Paniker – An Ezhava Warrier

Arattupuzha Velayudha Paniker, an ezhava warrior, lived in the 19th century in Kerala, fought against the caste oppression by the so called upper castes.Read More

C K Rajalekshmi – Harikatha Artist

C.K.Rajalekshmi started Harikatha stage performances during ulsavams at temples,even before the mike reached our small village- Haripad. As she reminiscences, the voice of this 74-year-old reveals a rare depth and her large eyes become expressive. Read More

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Cheppad Bhaskaran Nair

Bhaskaran Nair was born at Muthukulam of Allapuzha district, on January 25, 1942. After doing his diploma in Engineering, Bhaskaran Nair entered the Municipal Service. He retired from the service in 1977, while he was Assistant Executive Engineer at Kottayam Municipality.Read More

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Cheriyan Kalpakavadi

Cheriyan Kalpakavadi, entered the film field as the Writer of the famous film Rektha Sakshikal Zindabad in 1998 (Dialogue and Screenplay).Read More

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K K Sreenivasan

One of the unquestionable leaders of Indian National Congress, veteran orator and a devoted social worker. Though politics was his purview; he was fond of literature and sports. And it is this his interest in sports that made the ‘Haripad Young Boys’ Cricket Club conduct “K.K Sreenivasan Memorial Cricket Tournament” for the last 11 years.Read More

Kochupilla Warrier – Sanskrit Teacher of Swathi Thirunal Ramavarma

Haripad Kochupilla Warrier was a celebrated Sanskrit teacher. His caliber as a Sanskrit teacher becomes evidenced when we come across the fact Read More

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M G Sreekumar

M. G. Sreekumar is a two-time National Award-winning Indian playback singer and music director who works in Malayalam cinema. Sreekumar has sung in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.Read More

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Mallika Sukumaran

The 1974 Malayalam film Utharayanam by G. Aravindan was her first film. Since then, she has appeared in over 60 films. She won the Kerala State Film award for Second Best Actress for her role in the 1974 film Swapnadanam.Read More

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P Narayanakurup

Sri. P. Narayana Kurup will be awarded the Amrita Keerti Puraskar for his meritorious contributions to spiritual and philosophical literature. Kurup is an award-winning poet and literary critic and is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Ollur Award.Read More

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P V Thampi

P. Vasudevan Thampi, renowned as P.V. Thampi, was born on April 28, 1937, at Haripad, as the son of Bhavani Thankachi and P. Krishnapillai. In a very short span of time he established his versatility as a novelist, short story writer, essayist and elocutionist.Read More

Sangeeth Sivan

Sangeeth Sivan, brother of cinematographer-director Santhosh Sivan, started his career in films as a director with Malayalam films. After directing more than a dozen of Malayalam films, he directed his first bollywood film, Zor, staring Sunny Deol.Read More

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Sanjeev Sivan

Sanjeev Sivan also co-produced the multi award-winning feature “The Terrorist,” directed by his brother Santosh Sivan, and was invited to screen it at more than 40 international film festivals including Cannes and Sundance.Read More

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Santhosh Sivan

Santosh Sivan is an Indian cinematographer, film director, producer and actor known for his works in Malayalam cinema, Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Hindi cinema.Santosh graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and has to date completed 45 feature films and 41 documentaries.Read More

G Shashikumara Pillai

Sri. G. Sasikumara Pillai is the first ever person from Kerala to become the Director of Regional Institute of Correctional Administration (RICA), the institute which trains Prison & Probationary officers from all over India.Read More

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M G Radhakrishnan

M. G. Radhakrishnan was born on at Haripad, in as the elder son of music composer and Harmonist Malabar Gopalan Nair and Harikatha exponent Kamalakshi Amma. He was the eldest of their three children. He had his college education from the S. D. College, Alappuzha, and took Ganabhooshanam from Swati Tirunal Music Academy.Read More

P G Thampi – Renowned Advocate and Novelist

He did his post- graduation in English, and had his higher studies in law at Trivandrum Law College. During his college days, he served in the positions of the College Association Chairman of Allapuzha S.D. College, the Union General Secretary of Trivandrum Law College and as the state President of the National Students’ Union.Read More

Parameswaran Potti

Parameswaran Potti, son of the Communist leader and freedom fighter Chengarappally Damodaran Potti, had entered public life as a student activist. After completing his studies at the University of Kerala, he had started career with Janayugam, the official party newspaper of the Communist Party of India (CPI).Read More

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Muthukulam Sreedharan

Muthukulam Sreedharan was a scholar in Sanskrit language. Has worked in Military. He is the author of seven epics (Mahakavyam) and many books. The literary works are the outcome of over 75 years. He had worked in kaladi Sreesankara Sanskrit College as an Assistant Professor. ’Vidhyadhiraja Vijayam’, ‘Dharmasthaleeyam’, Sree Neelakanda Gurupathacharitham, ‘Sreenarayanagurudeva Charithramritham’, and ‘Amrithayanam’ are the seven epics (Mahakavyam).Read More

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Dr K Omanakutty

Dr K Omanakutty Amma, renowned musician who devoted her life to the cause of music, is an academician, music teacher and Carnatic vocalist famous for her research and publications in the field of music. She got doctorate for research on Kathakali music. She is professor and Head of the Department of Music in the University of Kerala.Read More

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Sreelatha Namboothiri

Sreelatha Antharjanam is an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam cinema. She acted in more than 200 films. Her Debut movie was Khadeeja in 1967. She paired up with Adoor Bhasi in most of her films and they portrayed a comedy couple.Read More

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Erickavu Sunil – Mridangam Artist

Erickavu N Sunil was born (on 15 March 1977) to K. Narayana Panicker and V. Saraswathi Amma in Haripad, Kerala, India. Started learning the Mridangam at the age of four. His initial Gurus were Late Krishnappa Bhagavathar and M S Raju.Read More

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CBC Warrier

Chembakasseril Balakrishna Chandrasekhara Warrier (30 October 1932 – 7 June 2013) was an Indian political leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and a member of Kerala Legislative Assembly for 12 years. Known to the political circle as C. B. C., he was elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly in 4th and 6th term of Kerala State Legislative Assembly.Read More

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Karuvatta Chandran

Karuvatta Chandran was awarded the President’s and State Government’s awards for the best teacher. He is also a renowned playwright, comic writer, social worker and educationalist.Read More

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T K Madhavan – Social Reformer, Journalist

T. K. Madhavan (2 September 1885 – 27 April 1930) was a social reformer, journalist and revolutionary who was involved with the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP). He led the struggle against untouchability which was known as Vaikom Satyagraha. Madhavan was born on at Karthikappally, son of Kesavan Channar of Alummoottil family and Ummini Amma of Komalezhathu family.Read More

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Madhu Muttom – Writer

Madhu Muttom is a famous script writer in Malayalam. His second film as a script writer “Manichithrathazhu” divided the history of popular & mainstream films in Malayalam. His first film “Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal” was also a hit.read more

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S Lekha Thankachi

S Lekha Thankachi was born in a reputed family of performing artists in Cherthala, Kerala. She learned dancing at the tender age of seven. The initial lessons in classical dance were taken from Sri.Ambalappuzha Krishnankutty Master, at his dance school attached to the Kanichukulangara Temple.Read More

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Actor Ashokan

Actor Ashokan made his debut in 1979 in Peruvazhiyambalam, directed by Padmarajan, where he played a 15-year-old boy who becomes a fugitive after killing a bully.Read More