IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES

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IKKAVAMMA, THOTTAKKAD

Born in 1864. Thottakkad Ikkavamma became famous through her drama Subhadrarjunam. She was prominent among the women litterateur and playwright. Her works argued for equal status of women in society. Her important works are Subhadrarjunam, Nalacharitham (Dramas), Sanmargopadesham (Thullal), Kurathypattu, Kalki puranam.





IRAVIKUTTY PILLA PADATHALAVAN

Iravikutty Pillai Padathalavan was one of the eight ministers of Unni Kerala Varma who ruled over Venad during 806-823 (ME). He was a great warrior. He was born in 778 (ME). His mother was Eeswari Pillai. It was he who protected Venad from the continuous attack of Thirumala Naik of Tamil Nadu. Ramappayyan, the leader of the Thirumala Naik's army knew that it was very difficult to defeat Iravikutty Pillai in a direct fight. Therefore, he conspired with other ministers of Venad and killed Iravikutty through treachery.


 

IRAYIMMAN THAMPI

Born in 1783. Father: Keralavarma Thampan. Mother: Parvathy Pillai Thankachy Irayimman Thampi was the court Poet of Travancore Maharajahs during the period of Sethulekshmy Bai, Parvathi Bai, Swathithirunal and Uthradam Thirunal. As a poet, musician and expert in Attakkatha, all loved him. His profound knowledge in art and literature made him a great and memorable personality. His lullaby,'Omana thinkal Kidavo….', is famous. He wrote many Attakkathas (Kathakali literature) and poems. Keechakavadham, Uthara Swayamvaram, Dakshayagam are some of the famous Attakkathas written by him.