IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES

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




BALACHANDRAN CHULLIKKAD

Born on 30th July 1957. Balachandran Chullikkad is prominent among young writers and representative of modern Malayalam poetry. Balachandran represented Indian poetry in the international poets meet in the International Book Fare at Gottenberg, Sweden in1997. He participated in many national poets meets organized by various agencies like Central Sahitya Akadamy, New Delhi. He was offered Sanskrithi National Award for the best young writer in India in 1990, but he refused to accept it. He also declared that he would never accept any awards. He accepted Buddhism in1999. His important collections of works (poems) are Pathinettu Kavithakal, Amavasi, Gazal, Manasandaram, Dracula, Balachandran Chullikkadinte kavithakal, Chidambarasmarana etc.





BALAKRISHNA PILLAI, KESARI

Born on 1889. Father: Akathoot Damodaran Kartha. Mother: Parvathy Amma. Kesari Balakrishna Pillai was a bold journalist and the father of an era in Malayalam literature. He introduced the essence of English and French literature classics to the Malayalam literature. Through translations and criticism he brought new idea among the younger generations. Many literatures like Thakazhy Shivasankara Pillai were his disciples. He was a pioneer in this field to many other writers. He was the editor of Swadeshabhimani’ Journal. Later, he published another journal ‘Probodhaka’. His criticism infuriated the government, which resulted cancellation of license to his journal. Then he started another daily, “Kesari” in 1942, but the Government canceled its license also, due to his severe criticism against nepotism and corruption of authorities.Kesari departed us on 18 December 1960.

 

BALAKRISHNA PILLAI.R.

Born in 1935. Sri.R.Balakrishna Pillai is famous for his firmness in opinion, readiness for service, excellence in speech and diplomacy in administration. His outspoken nature gave him many enemies also. But every time he surpassed his enemies and voiced his opinions more vehemently without fear or favour. He is the President of NSS Pathanapuram Taluk Union. He is the unopposed leader of Kerala Congress (B). He proved to be an eminent Minister and administrator. He was elected eight terms to the Kerala Legislative Assembly and once to Lok Sabha. He became the Minister of the Government of Kerala for more than 10 years and gave leadership to various departments.



BALAMANI AMMA

Born in 1909. Father: Chittannur Kunhunni Raja. Mother: Nalappat Kochukutty Amma. Balamani Amma was an illustrious poetess who had unflinching image in the minds of people of Kerala. Following the path of Nalappat Narayana Menon she took the field of poetic literature from early ages itself. She published her collection of poems in more than 10 volumes. Her important works are Koopukai, Amma, Sopanam. She expired on 29 September 2004.

BHASKARAN. P.

Born on 21 April 1924. P. Bhaskaran is a renowned lyrist, great poet and a multifarious genius. Through his poem Vayalar Garjikkunnu (Vayalar roars), he depicted the historic revolution of Punnappra-Vayalar and become a notable writer and blessed poet. His touching poetic collection is Orkuka Vallappozhum (Remember Occasionally). P.Bhaskaran was a freedom fighter also. He participated in 'Quit-India' movement and imprisoned in his teen ages. Later, he became follower of communist philosophy and contributed for its growth through his lyrics and other literary works. He was the Editor of Deshabhimani, and Jayakeralam journals. He was the Secretary, Sangeetha Nataka Academy and the Chairman, Kerala State Film Development Corporation. He directed a number of good Malayalam films. His film "Neelakuyil" won the first medal (silver) for Malayalam film. He had written lyrics for more than 100 films. P.Bhaskaran passed away on 25th February 2007.





BHATTATHIRIPPAD.V.T.

Born in 1896. V.T.Bhattathirippad (Vellithuruthi Thazath Raman Bhattathirippad) was a social reformer, social critic, freedom fighter, orator and dramatist. He was a legend of his time. He gave leadership for the reformation movement against malevolent practices prevalent in the Brahmin community of Kerala. Influenced by the national movement, he plunged into independence struggle while studying in his school final class. His drama Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathekku written in 1929 gave a picture of sufferings and toils of Namboothiri women of his time. The playhelped to eradicatethe malevolent rituals and customs prevalent in the orthodox Brahmin community to a great extent. In addition to Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathekku, he wrote his autobiography (3 vols), several short stories and collections of essays. Amidst his social and literary activities, he could not find a decent job and he had to rely petty job in the Mangalodayam publication company at Thrissur for his livelihood. He passed away in 1982.



BHODESWARAN

Born in 1902. Father: Kunjan Pillai. Mother: Janaki Amma. His original name is Kesava Pillai. He adopted the name "Bodheswaran" at Kasi (varanasi) while on a pilgrimage. He was a progressive revolutionist who stood and fought for his principles in the political and cultural fields for more than half a century. He led campaign in favour of Vaikom Sathyagraha. His Keralagana is famous. He passed away in 1990.



BHASKARAN NAIR. (Dr.) K.

Born on 25 August 1913. Dr.K.Bhaskaran Nair was one of the eminent writers who had a separate vision and style in the field of science and literature. He was the Principal, Director of Collegiate Education, Secretary of Sahithya Academy and Member of Kendra Sahithya Academy. Important Works: Adhunika sasthram, Parinamam, Sasthra Purogathy, Sasthra Deepika. He passed away on 8 June 1982”.