Born on January 9, 1817 at Thalassery.
Father: Chandu Nair. Mother: Chittezhath Parvathy
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.
confered him the title Rao Bahadur.
died on 7 Sptember 1889.