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Dr.N.R.Madhava Menon is a pride for Kerala as a whole. He rendered remarkable contributions in the field of legal education in India. He started career as law faculty in J.N.University, Delhi. He was the Principal of Government Law College, Pondichery and the founder Director of Dr.Ambedkar National Law School, Bangalore. He was also appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of National University of Juridical Science (NUJS) University. Presently he is the Director of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. Government of India awarded him ‘Padmasree’.


Born on 1943 October 31.

G.Madhavan Nair is an internationally acclaimed space scientist.  He has profound knowledge in space technology. He is the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation. He is a leading light in shaping the programmes of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). He started career as Scientist in TERLS (Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station). He is the colleague of Dr.Vikram Sarabhai and Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, His Excellency the President of India. He was Director of VSSC and gave leadership in launching prestigious GSLV, PSLV, INSAT-3 and other Indian satellites. Government of India awarded him Padmasree in 1998.



Born on February 1, 1929.
Father : P.Govinda Pillai Mother : J.Kuhilekshmy Amma

Attukal G.Madhavan Nair is a social and cultural activist. He is the Chairman of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust from 1979.





Born on December 25, 1939.
Father : K.Keshava Panicker Mother : Parvathy Amma

Wife :.Radhamani. Children : Dr(Mrs).Usha Venugopal Menon (Mumbai). Mr.Shashikumar Nair (Dubai) Mrs. Sreekala Sethumadhavan Menon (Canada)

K.Madhavan Nair is the Financial Controller for the famous Abu Dhabi Mall in Abu Dhabi. He was born in a village,Karuvatta near Haripad in Central Kerala. His education was at NSS HS, Karuvatta., S.D College Alappuzha. He went to Mumbai and took his Graduation and Post graduation from Chetana's Hazairmal College of Commerce, Bandra , Bombay University, He was one of the first official who worked for the progress and prosperity of the Rotana Hotels, as its First Financial Controller. He is an ardent believer of God and contributes liberally to many temples of Kerala and used to visit the temples/charity institutions in and around his native place on his holidays every year. He took initiative to construct the Family Temple, Sree Bhadra Devi at Karuvatta. He is popularly known as "Madhavettan" among his friends and well wishers. His life is fully dedicated to the uplift of downtroden and poor Keralites. He is the main source behind the famous "NAIR" Facebook group, which has a membership of more than 37,000. He is active with Science India Forum, NSS Abu Dhabi, and participate with the activities of many other socio cultural organizations.



MALABAR K.DAMODARAN (Keezedath Damodara Menon)

Born in 1912.

Malabar K.Damodaran was an orator, historian, writer and an eminent Marxist philosopher. His thoughts gave immense contribution to the Marxian phiolosophy. He was a scholar in Economics, Politics, Anthropology etc. He was the Secretary of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee for a short while. Later joined Communist party and became a guide to the left movement.  Pattabakki, a drama written by him is famous and very popular. His other important works are Indiyuude Atmavu, Bharatheeya Thathwa Chinthakal.

He died on 1 July 1976.


Born on 6 December 1915.
Father: T.K.Velu Pillai (Sadasya Thilakan). Mother: Panapillai Bhagavathi Pillai.

V.Madhavan Nair who is popularly known as Mali was a lawyer, journalist, musicologist, kathakali playwright, dramatist, editor and a pioneer in the radio broadcasting. But he is more known as a storyteller that attracted both children and adults. His style of story telling is so simple. He wrote thousands of stories from the epics, history, folklores for children of present and future. Mali Ramayanam, Mali Bharatham, Mali Bhagavatham, Puranakathamalika, Bala Sammanam, Padinjaran Balakathal, Bala Katha Malika, Janthusthan, Circus, Unnikale, Katha Parayam, Porattam are some of his wonderful works. The most popular attakkatha (kathakali play) Karnasapatham was authored by Mali. Mali’s Kerala Sangeetham is a reference book for students of carnatic music. Mali was tennis champion and a high jump record holder also. He was serving in the All India Radio for many years and he was the Station Director at the time of his retirement.


Born in 1878.
Father: Neelakantan Pillai. Mother: Malloor Kochu Parvathy Amma.

Malloor Govinda Pillai was an eminent advocate who specialized in criminal cases.   Due to his extra ordinary abilities he won recognition and fame.  He was elected as a Member of Sreemoolam Praja Sabha. He was also a noble worker who made substantial contribution to the Nair community. 
He died in 1969.


Born in 1915.
Father: Kalleli Veettil Narayana Pillai. Mother: Mangalathu Veedu Saradamma.

Sri.Manmadhan toiled hard for the welfare of the society.  He was an excellent orator, respected teacher and a talented artist.  He was an embodiment of all virtues.  He was the Professor and Principal of NSS Colleges. He also served as the Registrar and General Secretary of NSS. He participated in Bhoodan Movement led by Acharya Vinobabhave. He was also the leader of Anti-liquor movement in Kerala. 
Died on August 14, 1994.



Born on March 12, 1914 at Thiruvananthapuram.
Father: P.Parameswara Kaimal. Mother: Kochammini Amma.

K.S.Krishna Pillai was a satirist. He has written more than 100 works mainly satire and dramas. Bharatha Vanitha, Mr.Kombath, Tuition Master, Jeevitha Vijayam, Paradikkavithakal, SreenarayanaGuru
(Ottamthullal), Kudumbasoothranam (Ottamthullal), Prathichaya, “Tto” are his main works.


Born on 18 October 1898.
Father: Kumara Menon. Mother: Janamma.

K.P.S. Menon was an eminent administrator and diplomat. He was a Padmabhushan laureate. He secured first rank and selected to Indian Civil Service and started career as Assistant Collector.  He was Secretary to Government, External Affairs, Indian Ambassador to China and Soviet Union.  He was also a member in UN Commission to Korea.  He authored “Delhi-Chunking” and “Russian Panorama”, two great works related to diplomacy. ‘Playing Tokyo’ and ‘Many Worlds’ are his other important works. Moscow University awarded him D.Lit. 
He died on 21 November 1982

MENON M.G.K. (Mambillikalathil Govinda Kumara Menon)

Born in1928.
Father: Sankara Menon. Mother:Mambillykalathil Narayanikutty Amma.

M.G.K.Menon is an outstanding scientist in the field of Atomic Energy. He conducted deep-rooted studies in physics especially in cosmic rays, which won international fame to him. He was the Director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.  He also served as the Director General of Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Secretary of Science & Technology Board of the Government of India, and Advisor to Electronic Commission. He is the President of National Science Academy. Government awarded him Padmabhushan.


Ottappalam is a small town in Kerala that captured national attention as the birthplace of V.P. Menon. A person not even passed the eighth standard steered the integration of native countries to the Republic of India – that is the incredible story of V.P.Menon, who became an eminent administrator and diplomat.  He was the right hand of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who was the Home Minister of India, immediately after independence..


Born in 1959.
Father: Viswanathan Nair. Mother: Santha Devi.

Mohanlal is one of the most gifted and noted cine artists who rose to the level of famous national actors of India.  He captured the appreciation of the public through his top performance in various rolls.  He won ‘Bharath’ award twice.


Born in 1920.
Mother: Ammu Swaminathan. Father: Dr.Swaminathan.

Mrnalini Sarabhai was a world famous dancer and internationally famous artist. She studied basic lessons of dance from Vishwabharathi. She completed here course in Bharathanatyam classical dance from Kalakshethram of Adayar and Kath Kali dance from Kerala Kala Mandalam. She was the first women dancer who won “Veera Shringala”. She was the wife of Late Dr.Vikram Sarabhai, the famous space scientist.
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