Alienated Fifties and Sixties


The beautiful Sharada Krishna Iyer Auditorium in the heart of Thalassery finally became a reality. It would be worthwhile to recall some of the meories associated with Sharada Krishna Iyer. The legendary justice Krisna Iyer also belongs to Thalassery. In the 50's and 60's communal harmony was a reality in Thalassery. There was no need of any meetings or oath taking ceremonies to strengthen communal harmony

Thalassery - Earlier Days

The dramas of KPSC and progressive writers played a big role in spreading harmony. The presence of legendary singers like Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahammood, S. Janaki, Yesudas also helped in spreading this culture of harmony. Mohammed Rafi and Talat Mahammood visited Thalassery twice during this period. Vaijayanthimala danced at the B.E.M.P. High School ground in 1949. Those who came and made speeches here in 1950's include Jawaharlal Nehru, Dange, Ramamurthy, A.K.G, A.Ahamed and others. Others who came here and spoke were E.M.S. Namboodiripad, Hiren Mukerjee, Ashoka Mehta and Dr. Rammanohar Lohia.

The literacy society started by Prof. M.S. Menon and M.N. Vijayan conducted a lot of literary programmes which was hugely successful.


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