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B.MOHANANCHANDRAN NAIR (B.M.C.NAIR)

Born on 20th May 1941. at Aluva
Father: Balakrishna Pillai.K

Mother: Janaky Amma

B.M.C.Nair is a reputed diplomat and well-known novelist. He enriched Malayalam literature through his novels. He joined Indian Foreign Service in 1965. He was the indian High Commissioner of Mosambique, Switzerland, Jamica and Singapore. Later he was appointed as Indian Ambassador to Kuwait. After retirement, he is settled at Chennai and actively engaging in various social activities especially for the uplift of the Nair community. He has written eight novels. His famous novel "Kalika" was translated into Tamil. A film was alos produced based on this novel.


NAIR, M.K.K. (KRISHNAN KUTTY NAIR.M.)

Born on 29 December 1930.
Father: Kesava Pillai. Mother: Janaky Amma.

M.K.K. Nair was a giant in the administrative field.  He was a renowned administrator and well-known cultural activist. He had deep imprint in art, literature and culture.  He was a talented person in the field of industry also.  He was selected to Indian Administrative Service in 1950.  He started career as Sub-Collector of erstwhile Madras State. Later he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Government of India. Project Manager of Bhilai Steel Plant, General Manager & Managing Director of Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT) are some of the positions held by him. He made substantial contributions for the development of industrial sector of Kerala. He contributed significantly for the uplift of Kerala art and culture, especially Kath Kali. He was the Chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam and Member of Sangeetha Nataka Academy. 
He died on 27 September 1987.

 
NAIR. (Dr.) S.K

Born in 1917.
Father: Narayana Pillai. Mother: Kalyani Amma.

Dr.S.K.Nair was a language scholar, literary critic and writer.  He was the Head of Department of Malayalam in Madras University. He enriched Malayalam literature through his novels, dramas, poetry, and essays. He translated Kamba Ramayana from Tamil to Malayalam.  There are more than 70 works at his credit. Marakkatha Kathakal (3 Vols) is considred as his best work and it won Kerala Sahithya Academy award. Samskara Kedaram, Narmasallapam, Vicharamanjari are his other famous works. He was also a member of Film Censor Board. He died on 2 January 1984

 

   
NAIR K.K.

During 1931 a dispute was occurred in the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in the name of Sreeramajanmabhoomi.  The British Government did not allow the Hindus and Muslims to offer prayers in the disputed place.  K.K.Nair, who was the District collector and Magistrate at that time, allowed Hindus the right of worship. During 1952, the Government of India banned the right of Hindus to offer prayers at Ramajanmabhoomi, despite the recommendations of K.K.Nair. Recording his protest, K.K.Nair resigned from the civil service and started practice as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court.  Later he was elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly of U.P. and a Member of Parliamnt. Sri.K.K.Nair is a native Kainakari in Alappuzha District.

 

 
NAIR SAN (A. MADHAVAN NAIR)

Madhavan Nair was famous in Japan and far eastern countries as ‘Nair San’. Nair San was a leading industrialist and a prominent figure among Japan citizens. A native of Thiruvnanthapuram, Nair San went for Japan to undergo higher education in Engineering. On completion of his studies, he settled down in Japan. He played a vital role in the independence movement of India. He was one of the leaders of Indian National Army formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He traveled extensively in Manjuria, China, and other Asian countries as an anti-British propagandist. After independence he did not involve in political affairs, but concentrated in the field of industry.

 
NAIR.S.K. (S.KARUNAKARAN NAIR)

Born on May 16, 1946 at Thiruvananthapuram.
Father: R.Sankaran Nair.
Mother: Maheswari Amma

S.K. Nair is the synonym of Indian Cricket. He was a cricketer at his younger age itself. He is an expert Medium Pace Bowler and Mid-level Batsman. He was the Captain of Kerala Cricket Team (under 25) for six years. He was also the Treasurer and Secretary of Kerala Cricket Association. He also served as the Treasurer of Kerala Sports Council, Chairman of Finance Commission of BCCI. In 2002 he was selected as the Secretary of the BCCI. Prior to his election to the BCCI, he was the Manager, Sports Division of the State Bank of Travancore.

 
NARAYANA MENON, NALAPPAT

Born on 1887.

Nalappat Narayana Menon was an eminent poet and writer. It was he who translated Victor Hugo’s Les Miserable into Malayalam. He came to the forefront among Malayalam writers through his melancholy Kannuneerthullikal. He died on October 3, 1954.

 
NARAYANA PANICKER P.K

Born on 30 August 1930.
Father:M.N.Velu Pillai. 
Mother: Lekhmukutty Amma

P.K.Narayana Panickr is a brave and efficient leader of Nair Service Soceity. He is pioneering the activities of the NSS with his confident and tireless efforts. He faced the odds with courage and determination. Every time he came out victorious with more vigour and vitality.  He was able to render his valuable service in all fields of Kerala society.  He took over the office of NSS General Secretary on 31st December 1983.  After Mannathu Padmanabhan, he is the first to serve the NSS for such a long period as General Secretary. Prior to his assuming charge as General Secretary, he was the Treasurer of the NSS. He was the Chairman of National Democratic Party and Chairman of Changanassery Municipal Council.

 
NARAYANA PILLAI. P.K.

Born in 1878 at Ambalapuzha.
Father:Damodaran Pillai. Mother:Kunhilekshmy Amma. 

Sahithya Panchanan P.K.Narayana Pillai was a genius, a grammar pundit, writer, advocate and High Court Judge. He was Member of Travancore Legislative Assembly. It was he who laid foundation stone of literary criticism in Malayalam.  He was the first President of Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishad

 
NARAYANAN NAIR, PALA

Born in 1911.
Father: Keepallil Sankaran Nair. 
Mother: Parvathyamma.

Pala Narayanan Nair is a renowned poet. He began composing fine poems while a student in high school. He was a teacher by profession.  He joined in Military service in and rendered service in India and Burma. He published his first work Pookkal in 1935. He is the winner of Kerala Sahithya Academy award, Puthezhathu Raman Menon award, Mooloor award and the first Vallathol award. His poem Keralam Valarunnu is very famous. He wrote more than forty books.

 
NARAYANAN M.K.

Born in 1934.
Father: Kelath C.V.Nair.

M.K.Narayanan played a very vital role in different phases of the development of the nation.  He was selected to Indian Police Service in 1955. He retired as the Director of Intelligence Bureau and Chairman of Joint Intelligent Command.  Though he retired from service he was inducted as Special Advisor to Prime Minister in 2004.Consequent on the death of J.N.Dixit in 2005, he has been appointed as National Security Advisor and is continuing in the office.
 

NARAYANAN. R.

Born in 1938.
Father: K.Ramunni Menon
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R.Narayanan was born in Madras, now Chennai . His father was in the ICS of the British Govt. and his mother was the grand daughter of the late Maharaja Visakham Tirunal. Narayanan was educated in Madras and earned his BA (Hons) in Mathematics from the Loyola College Madras University. Thereafter he appeared for the IAS examination and was inducted into the service in the 1962 batch. He was allotted to the State of Kerala and held for the next 30 and odd years various positions both within and outside the State. He was collector of Alleppey from 1968 to 1970. From 1976 to 1985 he was specially chosen by Govt of India to be the Development Commissioner of the newly formed State of Sikkim and on repatriation to Kerala he served the State as Finance Secretary for 4 years from 1986 to 1990. He was then selected as Addl Secretary Ministry of Defence in Govt of India and while serving in that capacity he was recalled to the State to be the Chairman of the State Electricity Board. He was then reposted to Govt of India as Chairman Food Corporation of India and retired in the year 1996 as Secretary Dept of Youth Affairs and Sports in the HRD Ministry. After retirement he functioned as Devaswom Commissioner of the Travancore Devaswom Board for 2 years and subsequently he became Chairman of Pay Revision Commission of the Kerala State, which gave its report in 2006.
He is currently leading a quiet retired life in Trivandrum adjacent to the pristine waters of the Vellayani lake with his wife Geetha Narayanan. He has two children a son Govind Menon who lives in Los Angeles and a daughter Karthika who is currently based in Washington DC.


NARYANAN M.G.S.

Born on 20 August 1932.

M.G.S. Naryanan is a well-known historical researcher of national repute. He is the Chairman of Indian Historical Research Council. He was the Head of Department of History in Calicut University.  He contributed more than 40 theses in historical research. His important works are "Cultural symbiosis of Kerala", "Aspects of Aryanisation in Kerala", "Foundation of South Indian Society and Culture".

NAYANAR E.K.

Born on November 19, 1919 at Kannur.
Father: Govindan Nambiar. 
Mother: Narayani Amma.

The word “Nayanar” means one who leads and virtually he became the leader of the communist party and Kerala. He escaped from the clutches of ultimate penalty in connection with the famous Kayyur struggle and led a life of exile for six years. His life was a story of struggles and adventure.   He became the State Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1972. He was also the Chief Editor of “Deshabhimani” daily and “Chintha” weekly. He was also a Member of Parliament.  He was the Chief Minister of Kerala for three terms in 1980, 1987 and 1996. He was the Chief Minister who was in the office for the longest period in Kerala. Nayanar belongs to the Kallyassery Tharavad, a noble family of Kolathiri royal line of Kannur. He lived and died as a leader in every respect. He died on May 19, 2004.

NEELAKANTA PILLAI, KAROOR

Born in 1898 at Ettumanoor (Kottayam District).
Father: Neelakanta Pillai. 
Mother: Kunhilekshmy Amma.

Karoor was a pioneer in the field of short story.  Karoor was a blessed storyteller who contributed many simple and lovely short stories. His vision and selfless service are praiseworthy. He started career his as a teacher. His stories were translated to other Indian languages. He won Kendra Sahithya Academy Award and Kerala Sahithya Academy Awards. He died in 1975.

NIRUPAMA MENON RAO

Born in 1950.

Nirupama Rao was the Spokesperson on foreign affairs during while A.B.Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. Nirumapa Rao gave a she-touch to the diplomatic affairs of the country. She entered the Civil Service in 1973 and started career in Foreign Affairs Department. She served in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nepal. Later she became Deputy Secretary, External Affairs Department. Now she is serving as Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka.

 
NARAYANA PILLAI G.

Born in Idavam 1063 (ME) (1885 AD)
Father : Govinda Pillai 
Mother : Kunhi Amma

Sri Narayana Pillai was a renowned advocate.  He excelled himself in different fields. He was the sixth President of the Nair Service Society
who assumed charge in 1113 (ME). He was the Secretary, Keraleeya Nair Samajam and Member of Travancore Legislative Assembly.
Died in 1944

 
Dr. NARAYANAN NAIR V.R.

Born in November 1902
Father  : Narayana Pillai 
Mother : Nanguvamma

Dr.Narayanan Nair was a rare genius in the field of medicine.  His attempts for the welfare of the society and for the construction of educational
institutions amidst his official duties will be remembered forever. He was the first Director of Health Services. He was also served as the member of Rubber Board. He was also served as the NSS President.

Died in 1969

 
NAIR R.P.

Born in October 1913
Father : Dr.S.Kochu Raman Pillai Mother:Lekshmi Amma

R.P.Nair contributed much for the decisive growth of the country in the field of science and technology as well as to the Nair Service Society.  He dedicated his life for
service in socio-cultural and spiritual fields.  He obtained his Civil Engineering Degree from Shefield University of U.K. He was appointed as Electricity Board Chairman. He gave leadership to several projects of KSEB including Idukki Hydro-Electric Project.  He was the Acting General Secretary for a short period and then elected as General Secretary of NSS. He also served as General the Secretary of Ayyappa Seva Sanghom and the President of the Vidyadhiraja Sabha.

He died on December 14, 1991

 
NAIR M.N.

Born 1060 Makaram 11 (ME)
Father: Pulithanathu Kochaniyan Mother: Sakthiamma.

Sri.M.N.Nair was a strong and active worker who gave strength, energy and vitality to the efforts of Mannam in the early decades of growth of Nair Service Society.  He was a shing orator,
respected teacher and an expert organizer. He led campaign against Marumakkathayam. He was member of Travancore Legislative Assembly also.

He died on Karkidakom 7, 1110 (ME).

 
NANU PILLAI, PANNISSARY

Born in 1886 (1061 Kanni 27 –ME)
Father  : Padmanabha Pillai. 
Mother : Kalyani Amma

Renowned scholar in Sanskrit and Malayalam.Author of many Attakatha (Kath Kali stories),Nizhalkuthu, Bhadrakali Vijayam, Sree Sankara Vijayam are important works. His “Kathakali Prakaram” is an authentic study on Kathkali.   Died in 1942.

 
NARAYANA PILLAI C.

Born in 1902 at Edappally, Ernakulam.
Father: Kesava Pillai
Mother: Karthyani Amma.

Sri. Narayana Pillai was an dedicated leader of independence struggle. He was imprisoned five times. He was an eminent journalist, columnist and historical research worker.

He died on 14 November 1982.
 
 
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