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Perakath Verghese Benjamin
Perakath Verghese Benjamin was an Indian physician and medical writer. Born in a Saint Thomas Christian family in the South Indian state of Kerala,[citation needed] Benjamin was a former Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
advisor to Government of India
Government of India
and a technical advisor to the Tuberculosis Association of India.[1][2] He also served as the founder editor of the Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
(IJT).[1][3] He chronicled the efforts of the Indian Government in the fight against tuberculosis in the post independence era in a book, India's Fight Against Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
- 1956.[4] The Government of India
Government of India
honoured him in 1955, with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for his contributions to the field of medicine
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Kerala
Kerala
Kerala
(/ˈkɛrələ/), called Keralam in Malayalam
Malayalam
(where Kerala
Kerala
is the adjectival form), is a state in South India
India
on the Malabar Coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea
Lakshadweep Sea
to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala
Kerala
is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
is the largest city in the state
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K. M. Mathew
K. M. Mathew
K. M. Mathew
(Malayalam: കെ.എം.മാത്യു) (2 January 1917 – 1 August 2010) was a former Chief Editor of leading Malayalam daily Malayala Manorama.[1][2][3][4] He joined the newspaper as Managing Editor and general manager in 1954 and took office as the Chief Editor in 1973
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C. P. Krishnan Nair
Captain Chittarath Poovakkatt Krishnan Nair (9 February 1922 – 17 May 2014), C.P. Krishnan Nair by Malayali naming conventions, was an Indian businessman who founded The Leela Group.[2][3][4] He was a 2010 recipient of the Padma Bhushan, given by Government of India.[5] He was sometimes popularly known as Captain Nair due to his service in the Indian Army.Contents1 Early life and military career 2 Career2.1 Leela Hotels3 Awards 4 Death 5 Personal life 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and military career[edit] Nair was born in a village in Kannur district
Kannur district
in northern Kerala
Kerala
on 9 February 1922. At the time the village was located in the Malabar District of the Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
of the British Raj. Nair was one of eight children. His father worked as a government bill collector earning a monthly income of ₹9
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Chembai
Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar
Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar
a.k.a. Vaidyanatha Iyer (1 September 1896-16 October 1974) was a Carnatic music
Carnatic music
singer from Palakkad
Palakkad
(state of Kerala, India). Known by his village name Chembai, or simply as Bhagavatar, he was born to Anantha Bhagavatar and Parvati Ammal in 1896, into a Tamil Brahmin family at Kottayi-I/II near Palakkad
Palakkad
on Janmashtami
Janmashtami
day.[1] Chembai
Chembai
was noted for his powerful voice and majestic style[2] of singing. His first public performance was in 1904, when he was nine
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Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss
Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss
Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss
a.k.a. E. T. Narayanan Mooss
E. T. Narayanan Mooss
is an Ayurvedic
Ayurvedic
physician and the Chief Physician
Physician
and Managing Partner of Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in 2010 for his contribution to the field of medicine specific to Ayurveda.[1]Contents1 Life Sketch 2 Awards 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksLife Sketch[edit]Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home EntranceNarayanan Mooss was born in a family of traditional ayurvedic physicians of ashtavaidyans (a title conferred upon the family by the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading
Lord Reading
in 1924[2]) to Devaki Antharjanam and E. T. Neelakandhan Mooss on September 15, 1933. He was named after his grandfather, according to the family traditions
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G. Sankara Kurup
G. Sankara Kurup, (3 June 1901, Nayathode, Kingdom of Cochin (now in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India) – 2 February 1978, Vappalassery, Angamaly, Ernakulam district, Kerala), better known as Mahakavi G (The Great Poet G), was the first winner of the Jnanpith Award, India's highest literary award.[1][2] He won the prize in 1965 for his collection of poems in Malayalam Odakkuzhal (The Bamboo Flute, 1950). With part of the prize money he established the literary award Odakkuzhal in 1968. He was also the recipient of the Soviet Land Nehru Award, in 1967, and the Padma Bhushan in 1968.[3] His poetry collection Viswadarshanam won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1963. After completing his education, Kurup worked as the Malayalam teacher in a secondary school in Thiruvillwamala in 1921. Later he became a teacher in the Government Secondary Teacher Training Institute near Trichur
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Gabriel Chiramel
Gabriel Chiramel
Gabriel Chiramel
(11 December 1914 – 11 May 2017) was an Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic
Syro-Malabar Catholic
Roman Catholic priest, educationist, zoologist, author and social reformer, known for his services in the fields of education, health and human welfare. He was awarded Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in 2007 by the Government of India for his contribution to education and literature.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Scientific contribution 3 Institutions founded 4 Awards 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Gabriel Chiramel
Gabriel Chiramel
was born with the Christian name, Antony, on 11 December 1914 in Manalur
Manalur
in the south Indian state of Kerala.[2] He made his first profession on 24 November 1933 and was ordained as a priest on 30 May 1942. He entered the field of teaching in the Upper Primary School in Champakkulam
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George Joseph (scientist)
Dr. George Joseph has made significant contribution to the development of remote sensing technology in India, especially in the field of earth observation sensors. He is rightfully considered the pioneer of satellite based imaging sensors in India.Contents1 Early life 2 Research career 3 Contributions to the Indian Space Programme 4 Fellowship/ Membership of professional bodies 5 Important positions held 6 Special Responsibilities/assignments (international /national) 7 Special Responsibilities/Assignments (ISRO / DOS) 8 National Recognition 9 Other Awards 10 Books Authored 11 References 12 External linksEarly life[edit] Dr
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Guru Kunchu Kurup
Guru Kunju Kurup (1881-1970) was one of the most famous Kathakali artistes to have born and celebrated in south Kerala, and gained popularity in central and north Kerala
Kerala
as well. Born in Poypallilkulam family of Thakazhi
Thakazhi
village of Kuttanad
Kuttanad
in present-day Alappuzha
Alappuzha
district, Kurup was initiated into Kathakali
Kathakali
at the age of 13 by his own uncles Kochappi Panikker and Rama Panikker. He later joined the famous Kaliyogam (repertory) of the renowned Mathur Kunhu Pillai Panikker, and subsequently had tutelage under gurus Champakulam Sankara Pillai and Thottam Sankaran Namboodiri
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Jacob Chandy
Jacob Chandy
Jacob Chandy
(23 January 1910 – 23 June 2007) was an Indian neurosurgeon and teacher of medical sciences
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K. G. Subramanyan
Kalpathi Ganpathi "K.G." Subramanyan (15 February 1924 – 29 June 2016) was an Indian artist. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012.[3]Contents1 Life 2 Retrospective show 3 Career 4 Honours and awards 5 Memberships and associations 6 Books 7 Illustrated books 8 Murals 9 References 10 External linksLife[edit] Subramanyan was born in 1924 in Kuthuparamba[4][5] in Kerala, India,[6] and initially studied economics at Presidency College, Madras.[6] During the freedom struggle he was actively involved and was known for his Gandhian ideology. He was even imprisoned and later banned from joining government colleges during the British Rule. The turning point of his life, as an artist, came when he visited Santiniketan to study in Kala Bhavan, the art faculty of Visva Bharati University, in the year 1944
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K. M. George (writer)
Karimpumannil Mathai George (1914–2002), popularly known as Dr. K. M. George, was an eminent Malayalam
Malayalam
writer and educator. An erudite scholar and literary critic with astute organisational capabilities, he is best known as a pioneer of Comparative Indian Studies and Literatures.[1] For his monumental works – Comparative Indian Literature, Modern Indian Literature and Masterpieces of Indian Literature, that promoted national integration through literature in India, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in 2001, one of the highest national awards of India.Contents1 Awards and recognition 2 Bibliography2.1 Dr. K.M. George's works 2.2 Books edited by Dr
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K. P. Kesava Menon
Kizhakke Potta Kesava Menon (1 September 1886 – 9 November 1978) was a patriot, idealist and Indian independence activist.[1] He was born in Tharoor village of Palakkad
Palakkad
as the grandson of the Maharajah of Palghat and as the son of Bhiman Achan. He graduated in Arts from Madras University
Madras University
and Bar-at-law from Middle Temple. Menon was the founder of Mathrubhumi, a popular daily newspaper which earned the second place in circulation in Kerala. Contents1 Marriage 2 Political life 3 Mathrubhumi 4 ReferencesMarriage[edit] Kesava Menon married Akathethara Manikyamelidam Laxmi Nethyaramma (daughter of the then Maharajah of Palghat). Palakkatsseri Valiyaraja Manikyamelidam Shekhari Varma (the former Maharajah of Palghat) was the second of his five children (Since the first and second Rajas are residing outside India, it was the third Raja, KK Itti Pangi Achan who performed the religious duties on their behalf)
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A. Ramachandran
Achutan Ramachandran Nair, popularly known as A. Ramachandran, is an Indian painter, born in 1935 in Attingal, Kerala. In 2005,he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, for outstanding service to the nation.[1] and in 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi.Contents1 Career 2 Work 3 Publications 4 Selected books and documentaries on A. Ramachandran 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] In 1957, he obtained his master's degree in Malayalam literature, but art had remained a continuing interest since childhood. He joined Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan
Santiniketan
and completed his education in art in 1961 studying under masters like Ramkinkar Baij, and Benode Behari Mukherjee.[2] Between 1961 and 1964, he did his doctoral thesis on Kerala
Kerala
mural painting
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K. P. P. Nambiar
Kunnath Puthiyaveettil Padmanabhan Nambiar MSc (Lond), DIC (Lond), FIEE (Lond), CEngg (Lond.), more popularly known as K.P.P. Nambiar (April 15, 1929 - June 30, 2015), was an Indian industrialist and technocrat, known for his work in the field of industrial development and technology. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India for his contributions to the field of technology in 2006.[1]Contents1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Legacy 4 Positions held 5 Awards 6 References 7 External linksCareer[edit] Nambiar walked 8 km everyday to Taliparamba's Moothedeth High School. He graduated from Pachayyappa's College in Madras where he studied Physics. In 1951, he joined the Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London[2] for higher studies in Transistors and Semi-Conductors. Nambiar started his career as a research scholar in semi-conductor technology at Imperial College from 1954 to 1957. After graduation, he worked for Texas Instruments, USA
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