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Born on January 9, 1817 at Thalassery.
Father: Chandu Nair. Mother: Chittezhath Parvathy Amma.

Full Name is Oyyarathu Chandu Menon.  O.Chandu Menon is the founder of Malayalam novel cult.  He was the author of the Malayalam novel Indu Lekha, which is termed as the first of its kind having specific standards.  Indulekha was a strong critique of the existing social situation of the time. Through the novel, he attacked the conservatism of Namboothiri community, the feudal system and the Sambandham system of marriage, which was prevailing at that time.  The second novel of Chandu Menon was Sarada, published in 1892, was an incomplete one due to his death, which was completed by several other authors. He was the Sub Judge at Malabar. British
Government confered him the title Rao Bahadur. 
He died on 7 Sptember 1889.


Born in Dhanu 1059 (ME).
Father: Velayudahan Pillai. Mother: Kalyani Amma.

A devoted mother who spent her days for the welfare of the society, for the uplift of women and provide shelter to the poor.  She rendered selfless sacrifices for the freedom of women and for their educational progress. She was the Assistant Inspector for Schools.It was she who established the Mahilamandiram at Thiruvananthapuram.

She died on 12 Midhunam 1106 (ME)


Born on July 27, 1963 at Thiruvananthapuram.
Father: Krishnan Nair. 
Mother: Santhakumari.

K.S. Chithra is the one and only play back singer who has emerged as the beloved of the whole South India. She has also made a successful venture into Hindi films. Director M G Radhakrishman introduced Chitra to Malayalam film music field. So far, she had recorded more than 12000 songs in various languages, more than 4000 non-film songs and released a few pop albums. She won many state and Central awards for the best female play back singer.  Government of India awarded her Padmasree and she happens to be the first South Indian female singer being conferred Padmasree. She also won Kalaimani title from the Tamil Nadu Government. She also won National Excellence Award of Limca Book of Records, IMMIES award and Film Fare award. She performed concert programmes all over India and many foreign countries.  She is the first Indian singer who performed concert in the British Parliament (House of Commons).
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