Cheria Rama Kurup (1847-1906) was a dramatist, poet, grammarian
and Ayurvedic physician of considerable merit. He has composed
several Sanskrit works such as Subhadrapaharanam, Rukmini
Swayamvaram and Sita Swayamvaram. His Sarva
Garala Padmochanam is a comprehensive work on Visha Vaidyam
(Toxicology). Among his Malayalam works may be mentioned
Kesivadham, Kamsavadham, Sri
Ramavatarams and three Thullal poems, viz.,
Krishnavatharam, Poothanamoksham and
P. Kunhiraman Nair (1906-1972), famous poet of Kerala, hailed from Bellikoth near Kanhangad. Worked as Malayalam Teacher, wrote many poems. He was a poet of nature. Won Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for his work Thamarathoni.
T. Ubaid, the cultural leader of Kasargod, was born at Thalangara in the year 1908. Proficient in Malayalam and Kannada, T. Ubaid translated many Malayalam literary pieces into Kannada and vice-versa. He was also a researcher in Moppla songs and a noted Poet of Arabia – Malayalam. Several of his poems were collected under the titles, Navarathna Malika Bashqadhara, Chandrakala etc. He was an effective speaker and member of Kerala Sahithya Academy. He died in the year 1972.
Rashtrakavi, M. Govinda Pai
(1883-1963) of Manjeshwar, is Kerala’s contribution to
Kannada language and literature. Poet,
art critic and literature researcher, M. Govinda Pai who
has enriched Kannada literature and poetry by his famous works, was
conferred the title of poet laureate by the erstwhile Government of
Madras, along with Mahakavi Vallathol. He excelled himself as a poet,
nationalist, historian, dramatist and linguist. Gommata
Jinastuti was the first published work of Govinda Pai. He also
introduced the sonnet form in Kannad.
Sri Parthisuba, the great exponent of Yakshagana, was believed to have lived at Kumbla near Kasaragod.
Thirumumbu, a revolutionary poet, was also a
leader of the agrarian
in the year 1906. Famous Freedom
Fighter. His house at Pilicode has been taken over possession
by the Kerala Agricultural University for keeping it as a centre for
studies on farming culture in memory of the Poet.
Born in the year 1906. Famous Freedom Fighter. His house at Pilicode has been taken over possession by the Kerala Agricultural University for keeping it as a centre for studies on farming culture in memory of the Poet.
Sri. Vidwan P.Kelu Nair, (1899-1929) a famous National Movement Leader. Born at Nileshwar. He had established a sanskrit school named Vignana Dayini at Bellikkoth. Vehemently protested against the British Imperialism. He was very famous as Poet, Dramatist, Actor and Director. Wrote many inspiring songs and poems on Indian Freedom Struggle.
Sri. Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, famous Freedom Fighter and Kannada Poet residing at Peradala. Born in 1915. Acquired qualification like Vidwan and M.A. He worked as teacher. During 1969-70 he was awarded National Award for Teachers. Won many awards from the Govt. and Sanity Academy. His famous Poems in Kannada are Shreemukha, Punarnava, and Chethana. Many poems are included in the syllabus for Kannada Schools.
Ramachandran, A musician,
composer and playback singer from Kanhangad, is now working as a music
teacher at Durga High School, Kanhangad. He had conducted hour long
muscical concert at Kollur Mookambika Temple. He is also disciple of
Ganagandharvan Padmshree K.J.Jesudas. His wife Hemma a computer engineer
is also a famous singer.
Sri. Kanayi Kunhiraman, playback singer A renowned artist and sculptor from Kanhangad. He had secured First class in Sculpture Diploma Course from Fine Arts College, Madras in 1960. His higher studies in sculpture field was at Slaid School of Arts (London University) in 1965. Kanayi Kunhiraman is the Chairman of Lalitha Kala Academy. His sculptures at Malampuzha (Fairy), Vely Beach (Shanku), Shankumugham Beach (Jalakanyaka), Payyambalam at Kannur (Mother and Child) and Kochi (Mukkda Perumal) are attracting lot of tourists. Now a days almost all awards being presented by Government are designed by Kanayi.
Sri. Punchithaya P.S, famous Freelance Artist. Founder of RURAL ART GALLORY at Kanchan Ganga Kalagram, Karadka, Kasargod.He was awarded the Senior Artist Award from Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy in 1997, also a number of awards for watercolor landscape paintings from Kerala and Karnataka academies.He was the executive member of Karnataka Lalithakala Academy for two times.His painting collections can be seen at Karnataka Rajbhavan, Museums of Thiruvanathapuram, Bombay, Mysore and Mangalore. Click here to see some of his paintings.
popularly known as Uppala
Krishanan Master is a leading artist in YAKSHAGANA. By profession he is a
teacher (retired), he has performed Yakshagana in various stages including
foreign countries. He was awarded the Karnataka Janapadha Yakshagana
Academy Award in 1996-97. He was the member of Karnataka Janapadha
Yakshagana Academy. Krishanan Master is also an Actor & Director in
drama, expert in Kathaprasanga, Tabala, Bhajana and Magic
Kavya Madhavan, renowned film actress from Nileshwar. She became popular after the release of Malayalam movie Chandranudikunna Dikkil. Kavya is also well talented in Dance, Monoact and Chakiyarkoothu.