IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES

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LALITHAMBIKA ANTHARJANAM

Born in 1909 at Kottarakkara. Father: Damodaran Potty. Mother: Nangamma. Born in an aristocratic Brahmin family, Lalithambika Antharjan was not permitted to undergo formal school education but given informal education in Sanskrit, Malayalam, English and Hindi at her home. Lalithambika Antharjanam was an outstanding litterateur, who contributed more than 25 works as Novels, short stories etc.. Her stories taste salt of tears and sweet of breast milk. Agnisakshi, Kunjomana and Gosai Paranja Kathakal are her important works. She has won Vayalar award and Sahithya Academy Award. She passed away on February 6, 1987.





LEELA.P

Born in 1935 at Chittoor, Palakkad District. Father: E.K.Kunjan Menon. Mother: Meenakshykutty Amma. P.Leela was one of the vocal musicians of India who made a name for herself by singing exquisite songs in mellifluous voice. Her contribution to the devotional music is unforgettable. She was an eminent play back singer also. She started her studies of music from her early childhood. She sung her first film song for the Tamil film Kanakam. She sung more than 5000 songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarathi, Bengali and Hindi. She won the award for the best play back singer in 1969. In 1994, she was conferred Kalaimani title by the Tamil Nadu Government. She passed away on October 30, 2005.

LEENA KUMARI. S (Dr.)

Born on 25.05.1958
Father: George Chadayammuri
Mother: Subhadramma

Dr.Leena Kumari is a renowned agricultural scientist who is specialized in the branch of plant breeding and genetics.  She successfully completed her Ph.D. programme in Plant Breeding from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in 1995 and won the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding Postgraduate Agricultural Research. She started her career as a teacher in the Kerala Agricultural University and later she was appointed as Professor and Head of the Rice Research Station at Moncompu in Alappuzha district, which is the lead station in rice research of Kuttanad. She also served as an expert member of Kerala State Food Security Mission, Executive Committee Member of Kerala Agricultural University, Associate Director of Paddy Mission Programme, Member of International Research & Training Centre for Below Sea Level Farming, Member of Kerala State Seed Development Authority, Registrar of Kerala Agricultural University etc. She authored 21 books and published about 200 research and popular articles. She had developed and released twenty three high yielding rice varieties and won award for developing the leading rice variety “Uma". She could collect, evaluate and conserve several rice accessions which were on the verge of extinction from different parts of Kerala.

 

 

LEKSHMY N.MENON

Born on 28 March 1899. Father: M.Ramavarma Thampan. Mother: Madhavi Kunjamma Lekshmy N.Menon was an eminent personality who wrote an epic in the political, diplomatic, education and cultural fields. She was an embodiment of wisdom, maturity, idealism and dedication. She represented India in the United Nations. She was the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister and later hold office of the Minister for External Affairs in Pandit Nehru's cabinet. She also served as the Chairperson of All India Women's Corporation. She passed away in November 1982



LEKSHMY, CAPTAIN

Born in 1914. Mother: Ammu Swaminathan. Father: Dr.Swaminathan. Captain Lekshmy was a prominent freedom fighter. She joined Indian National Army (INA) of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Netaji nominated her as the Commander of the Women Regiment of INA. She treated the victims of war in the II World War. She won worldwide acclaim through her dedicated service to the nation. She was also the cabinet member of Netaji's temporary government formed in 1943. She contested for the President's election in the year 2004 against Sri.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, but defeated.