. R
 

 
  A  B  C  D  E  F  G H I  J  K L M N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 
NADAKKAL PARAMESWARAN PILLAI.
Born 25 May 1931 at Alappuzha
N.S.Parameswaran Pillai or Nadakkal Parameswaran Pillai is one of main founders of Indian Coffee Houses in Kerala. Born in a poor family Parameswaran Pillai could not complete his education. After completing his primary education, he was engaged in a number of petty jobs like construction Worker, Cook, bearer in hotel, Vendor of peanuts and pan, coir factory worker, clerk in ration depot, advocate's etc. After a long wandering he became a last grade employee on daily wages of Coffee Board's India Coffee House of Ernakulam in 1945. In late 1940s he became a trade unionist. He was one of the founders of India Coffee Board Labours Union. Later he was elected as its secretary and engaged in union activities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He has deputed to form Worker's Coffee Houses in Kerala by the union. As a result of the initiative of TK and Pillai, cooperative societies of Coffee Board workers were formed at Thrissur and Palakkad. The first Indian Coffee House of Kerala was inaugurated by veteran communist leader AKG on 8 March 1958 in Thrissur. Pillai was the Manager cum Counter Clerk. It was the beginning of ICHs in Kerala. Pillai guided the ICH movement for three decades. He served the society at Thrissur as Founder Secretary, Sales Manager, Chief Sales Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He was the Founder Secretary of Palakkad Society too. Pillai was also the Director, Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Federation of ICH societies, New Delhi, the national umbrella organisation comprising all ICH societies of the nation. He was popularly known as 'Coffee House Pillai' His book 'Coffee Housinte Katha', which won Abudhabi Shakti Award in 2007. He passed away on 17 December 2010.
     
 
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 T.M,(Dr.)

Dr.T.M.Nair (Dr.Taravath Madhavan Nair) was one of the founders of Justice Party in which the Dravida Munneta Kazhakam (DMD) can found its parentage. Known for his academic proficiency, Madhavan Nair passed his matriculation exam one year in advance. He graduated from the Presidency College, Madras and joined Madras Medical College. However, he did not complete his course in medicine. Later he continued his studies at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated from the University with an in MBChB, and obtained his MD in 1896. Prior to his return to India, Nair spent some time in London where he served as Secretary and later Vice-President of London Indian Society which was led by Dadabhai Naoroji. He also served as a member of the British Medical Association, the Royal Asiatic Society, the National Liberal Club and the Royal Society. In 1987 he returned to India and associated with the Indian National Congress. Dr.Nair represented Triplicane in the Madras Corporation from 1904 to 1916. In 1908 Dr.Nair was appointed member of the Labour Commission by the Government of India. In 1912 he was elected to the Madras Legislative Council. When the First World War broke out Nair served as one of the surgeons on the hospital ship SS Madras, and was commissioned as a lieutenant. Nair who was associated with the Indian National Congress right from the time of his return to India, felt that the Brahmins were dominating the Indian National Congress and gradually withdrew his support. Later he left the Congress party. In October 1917 launched the South Indian Liberal Federation, also known as the Justice Party, in collaboration with Sir Pitti Theagaroya. In 2008, the Government of India released a postage stamp in his honour. He passed away 17 July 1919
     
 
AIR MARSHAL S.R.K.NAIR (Sreedhara Panicker Radhakrishnan Nair)
Born on 7 July 1958 at Thiruvananthapuram
He is an alumnus of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram and National Defence Academy, Pune.
Air Marshal S R K Nair, PVSM, AVSM, VM was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Training Command of the Indian Air Force from 1 September 2015 to 31 July 2018. During 37 years of his career, Nair has been awarded several medals: AOC-in-C Commendation, Chief of the Air Staff Commendation, GOC-in-C Commendation, Mention-in-Despatch (1999), the Vayu Sena Medal (2005), the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (January 2010) and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.He has led multiple airborne exercises with foreign countries including South Africa in 1999, USA in 2003 and Russia in INDRA 2007. He was involved in numerous disaster relief operations during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Super cyclone in Orissa, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Mumbai Floods, Cyclone Katrina, China Earthquake and was the Air Force co-ordinator for Operation Rahat. He is a qualified Flying Instructor, has been an Air Force Examiner and is the Commodore Commandant of 44 Squadron.Wife:Geethanjali Nair.Daughter Karthika Nair

 
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.
     
 
NAIR.T.R.
Born on August 7, 1907 at Adattu in Thrissur
Father: Narayanan Nair
Mother: Lakshmi Amma
T.R.Nair (Thattarampilly Raman Nair) was an eminent poet in Malayalam and a Sanskrit scholar. After completing his studies from the Sanskrit College at Thrippunithura, he started his career as a teacher in Sanksrit School at Kanimangalam. Apart from poems, he has written a good number of articles on various contemporary issues, and translated certain Sanskrit works in Malayalam. His works had been compiled and published in 70 volumes. Sreekrishnabhidyuam, Omanaveena, Sumathy, Savithri, Leela Lahari, Kadakshamaala, Kedavilakku, Salomi, Gangalahari, Manithaakkol, Divyopaharam , Hridayarodanam are some of his important works. He passed away on 9th November, 1990.
     
 
NANDAKUMAR,V.T
Born on Januvary 30, 1925 at Kodungallur
Father: Kunhunni Thampuram
Mother: Madhavi Amma
V.T.Nandakumar (Vadassery Thaiparambil Nandakumar) was a powerful writer who has contributed many novels, plays, short stories and screenplays to Malayalam with strong and real life visuals. Though he had undergone degree course in the Maharaja’s College at Ernakulam, he could not complete the studies. Later he had accepted a job at Employees State Insurance, but resigned when government asked his explanation alleging that one of his novels spread communist ideals. He then started a weekly from Ernakulam but he could not continue it publication after some time. Davivathinte Maranam, Randu Penkuttikal, Nalathe Mazhavillu, Rakthamillaaththa Manushyan, Chattayum Malayum, Devageetham, Vanamaali, Njaan Njaan Mathram, Veerabhadran, Samadhi, Iratta Mukhamgal, Nanjool, Aa Devatha, Roopangal (Novels), Premathinte Theerthadanam, Steppini, Kookaaththa Kuyil, Kalpadavul, Asha Enna Therottam, Neelaakaasavum Kure Tharakalum (Collection of short stories), Ezhunila Malika, Kingini Kettiya Kaalukal, Mazhakkaalaththu Mazha Peyyum, Sthree-Avalude Bhangi (Plays) are some of his important works. He has also written scripts and dialogues for a dozen of Malayalam films. He passed away on 30th April, 2000.
     
 

NARAYANA KURUP.K

Born on October 23, 1927 at Karukachal
Father: K. P. Krishnan Nair
Mother: Kuttiyamma.
K. Narayana Kurup was veteran political leader, Advocate, Professor, and an able administrator. After completing education, he enrolled as an Advocate in 1954. Later he became a Lecturer and subsequently, Professor in colleges under the management of Nair Service Society. He also served as the President of Karukachal Panchayat for more than 23 years. He had been a member of Kerala University Senate for several years besides being the President of Changanasserry Circle Co-operative Union. His legislative career begins in 1954, when he was elected as a Member of Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly. Kurup was subsequently elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly as a Congress candidate in a bye-election from Vazhoor held on 16.10.1963. Again in 1970, 1977, 1991, 1996 and 2001 he was elected from Vazhoor Constituency as a Kerala Congress Member. Narayana Kurup was the Minister for Transport from January 1977 to October 1979 in the four Ministries headed by C. Achutha Menon, K Karunakaran, A.K.Antony and P.K.Vasudevan Nair. He also served as the Deputy Speaker from 19.7.1991 to 14.5.1996. Narayana Kurup passed away 26 June 2013.

 
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 MENON,V.K.(Dr.)
Born in 1911

Vadakke Kurupath Narayana Menon was a scholar of classical dance, classical music, a composer, writer, critic and a broadcaster. He started his career as BBC Music program producer. Later he became the Director General of the same. He had held important positions in art institutions and broadcasting centres of India. He was Deputy Director of All India Radio. He was the secretary of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi- supreme centre for art, music and dance of Government of India. He was the President of National Centre for the Performing Arts- Bombay. He was the first person from Asia to be elected as the President of the International Music Council (UNESCO) and Yehudi Menuhin was his successor. He was noted for his writings about Classical Indian dance and music. He has written many articles and books on the subject. He was considered as one of the finest Indian art critic. Kerala: A profile, Balasaraswati, The Communication Revolution, The Language of Music, Development of William Butler Yeats are some of his works. He translated Thakazhi’s Chemmeen into English. Government of India honoured him by the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1980. He passed away in 1997.


 
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 PANICKER. R
Born on Januvary 25th, 1889 at Ambalapuzha
Father: Ayyappan Pillai
Mother: Kunchiamma
Narayana Panicker is a renowned historian, a multi lingual scholar and an eminent litterateur. On completion of his graduation, he started his career as a school teacher first in Alappuzha and later in Thiruvananthapuram. After 22 years of teaching profession, he retired in 1944 and settled at Thiruvananthapuram. A close friend of Pattom.A.Thanu Pillai, former Chief Minister of Kerala, he was associated with Praja Socialist Party (PSP). He has written more than 100 books on history, biography, literary criticism, novels, plays, translations etc. Bhasha Sahithya Charithram, Thiruvithamkoor Charithram, Bharatha Charithram, Adi Keraleeya Charithram, Ayurveda Charithram (history), Nethaji, Gandhiji, Asockan, Ayyappan Marthandan Pillai Davala, Dharmaraja (biographical sketches), Haindava Natyasasthram, Prabandhavali, Gaveshanavum Charithranirmithiyum (collection of essays), Asalatha, Lalitha, SAtheeshchandram, Amruthavalli, Annapoornaalayam, Saraswathy, Kalarathri, Manorama, Madhuri, Chandranathan (novels) Seethanirvasam, Devikarani, Premolkkarsham, Virahaviraamam (plays) Utharaswayamvaram, Rukmini Parinayam, Kalakeyavadham, Dakshayagam (Interpretations) Pathittupath, Puranaanooru, Akanaanooru,Chilapathikaaram (translations) are some of his works. He passed away on 29th October, 1959.
     
 
NARAYANA PILLAI.M.P..
Born on 22nd November 1939 at Pulluvazhi near Perumbavoor
Father: Parameswaran Nair
Mother: AmmukuttyAmma
MP Narayana Pillai was a journalist and literature and a genius who has proven that any issue can be made controversial. He is affectionately known as Nagappan among friends and family members. After obtaining degree in Agriltural sciences, he started his career at the consulate of East Germany in Delhi. Later, he joined Central Planning Commission, Delhi as an economic investigator. After serving about five years, he moved to Hong Kong to join the Far Eastern Economic Review as the Assistant editor. On his return to India he accepted the assignment of the chief of publications of a Mumbai-based Commerce Group. He was also associated with McGraw-Hill World News as their Indian correspondent, with periodicals such as Minerals and Metals Review and Trial, Kalakaumudi and served as the chief executive officer of Asian Industries Information Center. Pillai is considered as one of the finest writers of Malayalam fiction. M. P. Narayana Pillayude Kathakal, 56 Sathragali, Malayalathinte Suvarnakathakal, Anthikoottu, Ente Priyapetta Kathakal, Vivadam, George Aaramante Kodathi, Murukan Enna Pambatti, Jnangal Asuranmar, Urulaykku Upperi, Innale Kakka Vanno Pindam Kothiyo, Aram Kannu, Madya puraanam, Pidakkozhi koovaan thudangiyal, Velipaadukal, Venkayayugam (Collection of short stories) Marunottam : Thiranjedutha Lekhanangal, Avasanathe Pathuroopanottu, Kentucky Chicken Kadakal Thallipolikkanamo?, Jathi Chodikkuka Parayuka, Aarkkanu Bhranth?, Munnam Kannu, Kazhchakal sabdhangal, Vayanakkare Poovittu Thozhanam (Collection essays) Parinamam (Novel) are his works. He was selected for the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel in 1991, but he declined it. He passed away on 19 May 1998
.

 
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 NAMBIAR,P.K.
Born in 1927 at Killikurissimangalam in Palakkad
Father: Mani Madhava Chakyar
Mother: Kunjimalu Nangiaramma
Born in a family of Koodiyattom maestros, Narayanan Nambiar is an excellent artist of Koodiyaattam and an outstanding player of Mizhavu, a traditional percussion instrument. He did his early schooling in gurukula system in Killikkurissimangalam under the tutelage of his father. Later, he started learning koodiyattom from his father and veteran teachers of Koodiyattam. He also mastered the art of playing mizhavu. Nambiar's debut was at the Kottakkal Kovilakam Siva temple in Malappuram in 1948 at the age of 21. He started his career as a Kutiyattam actor in 1954 at Lakkidi Kunjan Memorial. Narayanan Nambiar is credited with evolving a scheme for imparting systematic training on the mizhavu during his time at Kerala Kalamandalam where he served as a teacher until his retirement in 1988. He developed a unique form of jugalbandi known as Mizhavu Thayambaka involving mizhavu and edakka, another percussion instrument. He is also admired for his efforts and contributions in reviving Nangiar Koothu, which is a female solo performance. He authored several Attaprakarams (Stage Manuals) for Koodiyattam. In 2008, he was awarded Padmashri by Government of India.

 
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.
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.
     
  NARENDRA PRASAD.R
Born on 26th December 1946 at Mavelikkara.
Father: V. Raghava Kurup
Mother: P. Janaki Amma
Narendra Prasad was a popular actor, playwright, director, teacher and literary critic. On completion of his post graduation in English Language and Literature, Narendra Prasad started his career as a college teacher; in 1967. Later he was appointed in the government service and worked as Lecturer at various government colleges of Kerala. In 1989, he was selected for the prestigious post of Director, School of Letters of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He continued in this post till his demise. .A voracious reader in Malayalam and English, Narendra Prasad distinguished himself as a potential man of letters. Narendra Prasad's love of theatre prompted him to create "Natyagriham", a drama troupe, in the early 1980s. He composed, directed and produced plays for the troupe. Some of those who associated themselves with "Natyagriham" later became great actors in Malayalam films. Prasad's noted literary works include the novel Alanjavar Anveshichavar, the critical works entitled Nishedhikalae Manasilakku, Adhunikathinte Madyanu, Ente Sahitya Nirupanangal, Jadi Paranjal Enthe, and the critically acclaimed and award-winning play Souparnilka. It is as a playwright and critic that Prasad became known in the Malayalam literary world. He won the Sangeeta Nataka Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his contributions to drama. He earned recognition as a talented actor with his powerful portrayal of semi-villainous characters. He acted in over 150 films. He won Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor.
He passed away on 3rd November 2003

 
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.
 

NEDUMUDI VENU

Born on 22nd May 1948 at Alappuzha
Father: P.K.Kesava NairMother:Kunjikutty AmmaNedumudi Venu is a renowned cine artist who is regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema of all time. He has acted in more than 500 films. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film. He has won two National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards for his performances.
Nedumudi Venu has been actively participated in art and music events and competitions right from his school period. After graduating, he worked as a journalis. Venu started his career in theater. He was a member of Kavalam Narayana Panicker's drama troop. He debuted in the film Thambu (1978) directed by G.Aravindan, internationally renowned film director. Venu also wrote scripts and stories for a few films and directed one film. He has acted in a few Tamil films also.

 
 
Designed by Limras & Maintained by N.A.I.R.S   Best View 1024 x 768