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THAMBAN KRISHNAN NAIR.A.
Born on 1st June 1960 at Kizhakkumkara, Near Kanhangad.
Father: Sri (Late Krishnan Nair)
Mother: Smt. Thambai Amma.
Sri.Thamban Krishnan Nair is one of the leading entreprenuers among NRIs. On completing MBA in Marketing, he was appointed as Branch Manager of the LIC of India. After serving LIC of India for quite a long period, he retired voluntarily and joined Alliance Insurance, Dubai in 1999. Now he is the Chief Branch Manager of the Alliance Insurance. He is also one of the Directors of MAP Medicare (P) Ltd., a leading firm that exports Indian medicines and medical equipments to foreign countries. Being an ardent social worker, he has been closely associated with various charitable societies like Hindu Charitable Trust,Nairs Welfare Associations,'Kairali', and Bombay Association etc.As part of his work he frequently visit most of the foreign countries. Smt.Suma is his wife. They have two chilren.

 

 
THANU PILLAI P.

Born in 1855
Father : Padmanabha Pillai Mother : Bhagavathy Amma

Sri.Thanu Pillai was a combination of noble qualities like honesty, ability and efficiency.  He served the country as Tahsildar, I Class Magistrate and Diwan Peshakar. In the year 1892 he was appointed as Chief Secretary. He was one among the leaders of Malayali Sabha.

Died in 1902.

 
THANU PILLAI, PATTOM

Born on July 15 1885.
Father: Varada Iyar. Mother: Eswari Amma.

Pattom A.Thanu Pillai was a national leader who came though the national renaissance movement. He was in the forefront of the struggle for the establishment of a responsible government in Kerala.  He was bold and lone adventurist.  He was the light of freedom in the horizon, forgot everything and fought for the independence of the country. He was a patriot by every inch.  He was a great man, having a glowing and time tested personality.  In him we witnessed the noble qualities in Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai, Veluthanpi Dalava and Raja Kesavadas.  He stood for freedom, for struggle and for diplomacy.  Pattom was the State President of the Congress Party for 14 years.Later he joined Praja Socialist Party and became its Chairman for 12 years. He was the first Prime Minister of independent Travancore State. He became Chief Minister of Kerala for two terms.

He was appointed as the Governor of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. He died on July 26, 1970.


 
THIKKURUSSI SUKUMARAN NAIR

Born on 9 Tulam 1092 (ME).
Father: C.Govinda Pillai. Mother: Lekshmy Amma.

Thikkurussi was a celebrated cine artist, devoted dramatist, skilled scriptwriter and lyrist. He acted in more than 450 films of south Indian languages.  He was an embodiment of all noble inborn abilities.  He won the Best Actor Award in 1973.  He directed 15 films. He wrote lyrics and script/dialogue for more than 25 films.  The Government of India awarded him Padmasree. He died in 1990.


 
THIKKODIYAN

Born in 1916.

Thikkodiyan is a poet, playwright, novelist and satirist. He is a genius who made substantial contribution to the theatre. He always worked in the “green room” and seldom appeared in the stage. He also wrote poetry in the pen name Anand. Many satirical write-ups have been written along with Sanjayan. He worked as a producer in the All India Radio. His important works are Kanyadanam, Pushpavrishti, Puthiya thettu, Alkkarady, Prethalokam, Ore kudumbam, Kannaadi,Ekankangal and Nirahara samaram.

 
THUNCHATHU RAMAJUNAN EZHUTHACHAN

It is believed that Ezhuthachan was born at Thunchan Veetil near Trikaniyur temple of Vettathunad in the year 670 (ME) (AD 1495).  Kerala Sahithya Charithram firmly ascertain that the life period of Ezhuthachan was between 670 and 750 (ME).The males o the Thunchan family taught reading and writing to the children and thus they got the name Ezhuthachan.  After preliminary education in Sanskrit and Malayalam, Ezhuthachan went to Tamil Nadu for higher studies.  On return he chose the job of educating children. In his leisurely times he wrote Adhyatma Ramayanam in Malayalam.  It was composed in the style of cuckoo song (Kilippattu).  When Zamorin attacked Vettathunad, Ezhuthachan started his pilgrimage with the completed copy of Adhyatma Ramayana.  The Chambath Mannadiyar of Chitoor persuaded him to stay there and Ezhuthachan lived there by establishing an Ashrama. Ezhuthachan wrote Uttararamacharitham, Mahabharatham, Mahabhagavatham, Devi Mahathmyam, Brahmandapuranam etc.  He made a revolution through his Kilippattu. It was he who gave an attractive form and shape to Malayalam language and made it suitable to handle any subject.  He reformed the vocabulary and shaped separate Malayalam letters. He contributed the Manipravalam style to Malayalam language by bringing together Malayalam and Sanskrit in a unique form.  He placed the whole society in the path of spiritual progress. Along with the emergence of Bhakthi cult in India, it blossomed in Kerala also. The Bhakthi cult of Ezhuthachan exercised a deep influence in leading the nair families, which was suppressed under the Brahmin supremacy during 5th to 17th centuries, to the path of progress. The Brahmin rule that restricted Sudras from learning letters and education was questioned during this period.  The Nair community, which was longing for progress for a very long period under the Brahmin supremacy, emerged strongly during the period. The Malayalam literature also had full-fledged growth during that period.  Ezhuthachan gave the leadership for unification and renewal of two branches of literature, which was moving in diverse directions up to the 15th century.  The lyrics he composed in kilippattu (cuckko song) brought Malayalam literature to modern path.  It was the Nairs who came forward for education in ‘Gurumutts’ (schools) established by Ezhuthachan and his followers.  Only the Nair community had the maturity and sense to understand the views of Ezhuthachan. As a result, Nair community had a leap to the higher fields of Kerala life. It was Ezhuthachan who protected the people, especially the Nairs, from the verge of cultural degeneration.  Nairs were indeed fortunate enough to get the leadership of Ezhuthachan to rose to the heights and glory.

 
THACHUDAYA KAIMAL

Iringal Koodal (Irinjakakuda) Manikya Temple is one of the temples established by Kulasekhara Perumal of the Second Chera dynasty.  According to the stone writings avilable here Kulasekhara Perumal himself was the temple Koimayal (Koimayal later came to be known as Kaimal).  This title is also given to the representative of the Rajah.It was also stated that Koimayal was also appointed as ‘Rakshaudayon’ (protector).Rakshaudayon later came to be known as Thachudayon.  Rakshaudyon and Koimayal together came to be known as Thachudaya Kaimal.  The selection of Thachudaya Kaimal was made from the ancient nair family at Panayara near Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram District.
 
 
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