Neelancheri Sankaran Nair (1876-1934)
He was the author of the plays like ‘Radhamadhavam’, ‘palazhi madanam’, and ‘subadraharanam’. He was also the editor of the magazine ‘sujanavinodi’. He also constituted a Drama Team at Mambaram.
Kappana Kannan Menon (1878-1968)
He was a social reformer and educationalist. He was born in Thiruvangad. He was a Teacher and was a close friend of Manoth Padmanabhan. He became the member of the Nair Service Society. He was the Chief Editor of the NSS- publication ‘Service’. His important works include ‘snehalahari’ and ‘sthreedharmam’.
She was born in Olavilam near Chokli. She was the editor of magazines like ‘Mahilaratnam’ and ‘Vanita’. Her major literary works include ‘Savithreekritham’, ‘Kousalyadevipuranachandrika’ and ‘prarthananjali’. Sri. K.M.K Nair, a famous advocate of Thalassery bar, was her son.
K.C.Kuttyappa Nambiar was a native of Peralassery. Maharaja of Thiruithamkoor honored him by granting ‘kavimani’ award for his work ‘Vignarajesharam attakkada’. He also worked as associate editor of the weeklies, ‘Madirashi patrika’, ‘Jayakeralam’ and ‘Lokavani’. Sahiteevilasam, Gadyakumarasambavam, Kalivaibhavam etc were his famous literary works. He shot into fame when Kerala Koumudi published his poems ‘vasudevasthavam’, ‘uddanante gokulayatra’, ‘mootharbarthukayaya mandodari’ etc.
Manayil Govindan Nambiar
He was born in manayil kara at Tellichery. He excelled in Logic, Vedanta as well as in literature. He was a Sanskrit scholar and worked as a teacher at Koothuparamba school.
Vagbadananda Guru (1885-1941)
He was born in Vayaleri family at Patyam near Thalassery. His original name was Kunchikkannan. He was proficient in Logic, Vedanta and Sanskrit. He established an organisation by name ‘Atmavidyasangam’. He was a good speaker and delivered speeches by travelling across Kerala. His major works include ‘Atmavidya’, ‘Atmavidyalekhamala’ and ‘Aadyatmayuddam’.
A patriot and a freedom fighter, Moyarath Sankaran, was brutally murdered by the destructive politics of Kannur District. He was jailed several times. He joined Communist Party of India after some disagreements with the Congress Party. He had also authored ‘History of the Congress’.
K.T. Chandu Nambiar (1889-1948)
K.T. Chandu Nambiar had a multi-faceted personality. He was an excellent speaker, writer, social worker, scholar and an advocate dealing with criminal cases. He excelled in the literary field long before he became a famous Advocate. It was in ‘keralapatrika’ where his writings on literary and social issues were published.His writings were also published in news publications like ‘Keralasanchari’, ‘Mitavadi’ run by Moorkoth Kumaran. He was also associated with news publications like ‘Janaranjini’ run by Kadathanad Udayavarma Thamburan and ‘Swabimani’ headed by M.K. Kunchikkannan Nambiar. The controversies raised by the Moorkoth Kumaran’s work ‘Kadorakadaram’ and Chandu Nambiar’s work ‘Ramabanam’ were a sumptuous treatment for the literary lovers on those days.
K.V. Manan Gurukkal (1890-1965)
He was born at Kathiroor near Thalassery. He was a Malayalam teacher in Government Brennen College. He authored ‘Sameeksha Soudham’, a collection of essays and ‘Divakara Chinta’, an anthology of poems.
V.K.K Gurukkal (1892-1982)
He was born in Patyam near Thalassery. He authored anthology of poems like ‘Pithru vilapam’, ‘Malarmala’, ‘Hemavalli’ etc. He translated Sree Sankara’s ‘Atmabodham’ and Sree Narayana’s ‘Darsanamala’ etc. to Malayalam. He also wrote in Sanskrit on ‘Vagbadananda’.
Valiya Veetil Kunnikannan Gurukkal, popularly known as VVK, was born at Kathiroor. He was a Malayalam Teacher at Kadiroor High School. He was a famous poet and his major works include ‘suvarna meghala’, ‘hridayagayakan’, and ‘nirvana mandalam’.