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Born on 22 April 1920.
Father: Anjattu Kumara Kaimal. Mother: Kunhilekshmy Amma

Justice Janaky Amma adorned high positions in the field of law and justice.  She came to the field when women from noble families rarely accept this profession. She was an eminent judge and social worker.  She started career as an advocate and later appointed as District Judge. She was appointed as High Court Judge in 1974 as the second women Judge in a High Court. She was the founder President of Nature Cure Association of Eranakulam. She was the first woman Municipal Chairperson of Travancore-Cochin. She passed away on 29 June 2005.


Born in 1921 at Kilimanoor.
Father: Kumara Pillai.Mother: Lakshmi Pillai.

Attingal Janardhanan Pillai was an accomplished lawyer and community leader who did exemplary service for NSS during his lengthy association culminating as the State Vice-President. After a brief stint in the Indian army he opted for a legal career and settled down at Attingal. His early political life in Congress catapulted him to Attingal Municipal Chairman's post in 1960s itself. Soon he came under the wings of legendary Mannathu Padmanabhan and opted to sacrifice his political career for community service. As president of the Taluk Union for a quarter century and in NSS Director Board for over two decades, his contribution to its growth in Chirayinkeezh Taluk remains unparalleled. The NSS College at Nilamel stands testimony to his community service. He passed away on 25 March 2006.


Born in 1954
Father: Sivasankaran Pillai
Jayabharathi (Real name is Lakshmi Bharathi) is an illustrious actress of Malayalam films. After being trained since the age of five Jayabharathi entered films as a teenager. She started her career at a young age of 13. Her first leading role was in the movie Kattukurangu in 1969, directed by famous poet, lyricist and film director P.Bhaskaran.. Later she became one of the most successful Malayalam film actresses and acted in more than 350 films of South Indian languages, especially in Malayalam. She is a two-time winner of the Kerala State Film Award for best actress. She has also won National Special Jury Award in 1991.




Born on 6th October 1952
Father: M.Krishnan Nair
K. Jayakumar was the former Chief Secretary of the Government Kerala. He is also a popular Malayali poet, lyricist, translator, scriptwriter and a painter. He was the founding ViceChancellor of the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University.He began his civil service career as an assistant collector in 1980. During his career Jayakumar held important bureaucratic positions at various levels in the Governments of Kerala and Government of India, including District Collector, Director of Tourism Department, Director of Public Instructions, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Managing Director, Film Development Corporation, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India; Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Kerala etc. . painter. He has written lyrics for nearly 100 filmsMalayalam films and large number of songs for albums, Television and radio. He has also written and directed a children's film. He has held 17 solo exhibitions in India and abroad. He has authored twenty five books in Malayalam, and four works in English. His translations of Tagore, Kahlil Gibran and Rumi are well acclaimed. He also officiated for long as Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, Director General, National Archives of India and Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University..


Father: Krishnan Nambiar

E.P.Jayarajan is one the top leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and currently serving as a minister for Industries, Sports and Youth Affairs in the cabinet of Pinarayi Vijayan. Shri. E.P Jayarajan entered politics through student union activities of Students' Federation of India (SFI). He was an active member of KSYF and later elected the first All India President of DYFI in the inaugural conference held at Ludhiana, Punjab in 1980. He had served the positions of Kannur District Secretary and Thrissur District Secretary of CPI (M) for a long term. CPI(M) State Committee Member Since 1992; CPI(M) State Secretariat Member Since 2002; Central Committee Member of CPI(M) since 2005; All India Kisan Sabha Joint Secretary Since 2013. He also held various positions like General Manager of the Deshabhimani daily, founder President of Vismaya Amusement Park at Kannur, founder president of Irinavu Weavers Society, State patron of Vyapari Vyavasayi Samithi, State President of Karshaka Sangham etc. Previously he was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1991 from Azheekodu and in 2011 from Mattannur.


JAYAN (Krishnan Nair)

Born on 25 July 1939 at Kollam
Father: Madhavan Pillai
Mother: Bharathiyamma. Better known by the name in the silver screen as Jayan, Krishnan Nair was a popular film actor, who became a super star of Malayalam cinema and has been acclaimed as the first action hero of Malayalam screen. Jayan starred in more than 150 films. He was particularly famous for his macho image and unique style. He was reputed for his chauvinistic appeal and well known for performing stunts of a dangerous nature on his own. Prior to his entry into film field, he was a naval officer. Jayan served in the Indian Navy for 16 years, culminating in the rank of Master CPO. The first accolades for his acting skills reached him when he was a sailor. He used to act in plays at various functions such as anniversaries. The encouragement from his friends and colleagues in the Navy gave him the desire to act in films and became a regular inhabitant. By the end of his navy days, he had begun efforts to start small businesses at Ernakulam. There he met a film producer who gave him a role in his debut film Sapamoksham . The name "Jayan" was given to him by veteran Malayalam actor Jose Prakash. Soon he left Indian Navy began to act more films. Gradually he established himself as one of the most popular Malayalam film actors of his time and attained a genuine superhero image.
On 16 November 1980, Jayan died in an accident on the set of the movie Kolilakkam while a stunt scene that involved him boarding an airborne helicopter from a moving motorbike was being filmed at Sholavaram, near Chennai.


Popularly known as "NJ", Jayachandran Nair is the only service personnel to have been awarded both Ashok Chakra and Kirthi Chakra, the highest awards for gallantry.
Nair was an alumnus of Sainik School, Kazhakootam, Kerala.[4] He then joined the National Defence Academy, Pune . Spanned over two decades, Nair started his military career as a commissioned officer in 16 Maratha Light Infantry.  He served in the IMTRAT in Bhutan. He also served as an instructor at the Army Intelligence School in Pune. In 1983 Col. Nair tackled the menace of the engaged the insurgents in Mizoram for which he was awarded the Kirti Chakra in recognition of his exceptional gallantry. In December 1993, his unit, the 16th battalion the Maratha Light Infantry was deployed in Nagaland where he and his colleagues confronted with about one hundred insurgents, but courageously won the battle with them. For his courage and gallantry he was awarded the Ashoka Chakra posthumously in 1994.

Born in 1959
Major General Jai Shanker was the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force from 7 February 2016 to 22 October 2017. Prior to this appointment in February 2016 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Major General Menon served as the Additional Director General of Equipment Management in the Indian Army. Major General Menon has held numerous officer and command positions with the Indian Army. His prior experience with the UN includes service as Military Observer with the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (1993) and with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (2007 to 2009). He holds a number of degrees from universities in India including a Master of Management Studies, a Master of Defence Studies and a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, he is a graduate of India’s National Defence Academy, the Army War College, the Defence Services Staff College and the College of Defence Management.


Born in 1864.

Father: P. Kesavadev, the legendary novelist and social reformer. Mother: Novelist.Smt. Seethalekshmi Dev. Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev is a Diabetologist who made substantial contributions to the field of diabetes research including cost effective use of technology in multi disciplinary diabetes care. Dr. Dev is an alumnus of Government Medical College, Trivandrum and Mayo Clinic USA. His pioneering works in insulin pump therapy, Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Tele Management System won global recognition. Being a much sought after speaker who has delivered innumerable lectures for doctors across the world, he was the first speaker from Kerala at the prestigious American Diabetes Association and the International Diabetes Federation. He is the editor of JDC Diabetes Gems, a monthly internet based free newsletter. He is the CEO & Director of Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centers at Trivandrum and Kochi and Kesavadev Trust Basic Care Centre at Trivandrum. He is the Managing Trustee of P.Kesavadev Trust, a charity organization. “Diabscreen Kerala”, which has completed more than 475 free diabetes detection and treatment camps, and “Diabetes Kerala 2012”, a massive diabetes awareness campaign first time ever in the history of Kerala supported by International Diabetes Federation were the two projects taken up by the Trust that achieved wide appreciation.

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