11. K. P. Kesava Menon
- Full Name: Kizhakke Potta Kesava Menon
- Born: 1 September 1886 Tharoor, Palghat, Madras Presidency, British India
- Died: 9 November 1978 (aged 92)
- Spouse: Laxmi Nethyaramma
K. P. Kesava Menon was a member of the INC in 1915 and was secretary of the Malabar branch of the Home Rule League. He was the Founder and Editor of the Mathrubhumi in 1923 where he was spreading the National movement messages through this Newspaper. He was also the earliest man who tried to abolish untouchability.
12. A.K. Gopalan
- Full Name: Ayillyath Kuttiari Gopalan
- Born: 1 October 1904 Kannur, Malabar district, British India
- Died: 22 March 1977 (aged 72) Trivandrum, Kerala, India
- Spouse: Susheela Gopalan
A.K. Gopalan worked for 7 years as a primary school teacher before leaving his job to launch himself fully into the fight for freedom. He focused not only on the freedom of British rule but also on the freedom of all forms of oppression, economic and social. He was behind bars when India became independent on August 15, 1947. He was released a few weeks later.
13. P. Krishna Pillai
- Full Name: P. Krishna Pillai
- Born: 19 August 1906 Vaikom, Kottayam, Travancore
- Died: 19 August 1948 (aged 42) Muhamma, Alleppey, Travancore
- Spouse: Thankamma
P. Krishna Pillai was a great revolutionary from Kerala, he participated in Vaikom Satyagraha, and Salt Satyagraha. He is the first non-Namputhiri Brahmin (he was from Nair Community of Kerala) to ring the temple bell of the Guruvayoor temple. In later years he was active in Kerala politics and improved social and economic conditions of the people.
14. Mathai Manjooran
- Full Name: Mathai Manjooran
- Born: 13 October 1912, Chakkarakadavu
- Died: 14 January 1970
Mathai Manjooran a revolutionary freedom fighter, socialist, politician, and moreover he is the prominent leader in the formation of Kerala state. As a fearless freedom fighter, his participation in the 1942 Quit India movement and strategic plans with his friends near railway bridges at the Malabar region shows his courage.
15. Panampilly Govinda Menon
- Full Name: Panampilly Govinda Menon
- Born: 1 October 1906 Kakkad near Chalakudy, British India
- Died: 23 May 1970 (aged 63)
Panampilly Govinda Menon was a freedom fighter, politician, and lawyer. He also worked with the national leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru during the freedom struggle which showed a path towards his political career and the people-friendly reforms in the fields of education, industry, food distribution, etc. are his achievements.
16. Velu Thampi Dalawa
- Full Name: Velu Thampi Dalawa
- Born: 6 May 1765, Thalakkulam
- Died: 29 March 1809, Mannady
Velu Thampi Dalawa, the minister of Bala Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore, he has often been cited as a historic start in the fight for the emancipation of the British. It has yet to be classified historically as part of the first phase of India’s fight for independence. His sword, kept at the Napier Museum in Trivandrum, is a silent reminder of this patriot’s heroic fight against British rule.
17. Pazhassi Raja (1753 – 1805)
- Full Name: Pazhassi Raja
- Known as: Cotiote Rajah and Pychy Rajah
- Born: Kerala Varma 3 January 1753 Kannur, Malabar
- Died: 30 November 1805 (aged 52)
- Spouse: Kunjani
Pazhassi Raja was a prince for the kingdom of Kottayam(Cotiote), in Malabar. In 1796, the king of Pazhassi left his kingdom due to the East India Company and took shelter in the Wayanad forests. Then he uses tactics against the British. Even he had to fight with the Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali troops.
18. Lakshmi Sahgal (1914 – 2012)
- Full Name: Lakshmi Sahgal
- Known as: Captain Lakshmi
- Born: 24 October 1914 Malabar, British India
- Died: 23 July 2012 (aged 97) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Spouse: P. K. N. Rao ( – 1940) Prem Kumar Sahgal (1947–1992)
Lakshmi Sahgal was an Indian National Army officer and women affairs minister in the Azad Hind Government. When Subhas Chandra Bose arrived in Singapore on July 2, 1943. Lakshmi had heard that Bose was eager to recruit women into the organization and requested a meeting with him, from which she left with the mandate to create a regiment of women, called the Rani of Jhansi regiment.
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