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*Shri Kandakora Master, Kasargod.
*Late Shri B. M. Vasant, Founder Editor : “Gurukrupa” the 1st handwritten newsletter of Thiya Samaj, Mumbai.
* Late Smt. Leelavati Teacher, Well known writer, Mangalore
*Late Shri K. T. Shridhar, Journalist – Udayavani, Kasargod
*Late Shri K. T. Venugopal, Bureau Chief, Udayavani, Mumbai
*Smt. Tulasi Venugopal, Award Winner, Writer/Poet, Mumbai
*Shri Vasudeva Uppala, Writer, Mangalore
*Shri Ishwar M. Ail, Journalist, Founder Hon. Editor, Mumbelaku, Founder Editor : Thiya Jyoti, Mumbai (Formarly known as Yuva Belaku) & Founder Editor : Thiya
*Shri Umesh Kotian, Journalist, Udayavani, Manipal.
*Shri Roopesh Y. Rao, Founder & Chief Editor : Thiya Jyoti (Formerly known as Yuva Belaku), Chief Editor : Thiya Samachara, Mumbai
*Mr. Rohidas S. Bangera, Award Winning Businessman : He has been awarded as “Best Vegetarian Hotel” award for his Golden Wheen Veg. Restaurant & Bar, Mumbai.
*Late Shri Praveenshankar B.M. : Mumbai based businessman, who has been awarded by the central ministers in New Delhi.
*Late Shri J. Jagannath, Mangalore.
*Mr. Kumar Bangera, a young business man and director of PERFECT MEDIA, Mumbai.
*Mr. Krishna N. Uchil, – Businessman, Mumbai.
*Mr. Tukaram Gujaran, Kalwa, – Businessman, Mumbai.
*Late Shri M.S.N. VAIDYA : Principal of Pragathi Institute of Commerce, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Having thorough knowledge of Thiya culture and Community. Ex president and active member of Thiya Samaj, Mumbai.
*Mrs. TULASI VENUGOPAL : Kannada Poet, Researcher & Writer. Has published several books like ‘Munjavege Kadavalu’ and recipient of several awards.
SEM / SEO’S
*Mr. Gopal Salian : A social worker and businessman from Mumbai.
*Mr. Umesh B. Manjeshwar : Principal of Nataraj Educational Institute, Mumbai. Ex President of Kanila Sri Bhagawati Kshetra, Mumbai Samithi.
*Mr. T. Gopal Belchada : Retd. Head Master of a Night School, in Mumbai. Associate Editor of “Thiya Jyoti”.Hon. Gen. Secretary of Shree Sasihithlu Bhagawati Thiya Sangha, Mumbai.
*Mr. Madhukar V. Ullal : Businessman and a social work in Vile Parle, Mumbai was recently appointed as a SEO. He is the son of Late Shri Venkatesh Ullal Ex president of Thiya Samaj, Mumbai.
*Mr. Kamalesh Bolar : Wellknown social worker in Borivali West area (Mumbai) was contested in the BMC Corporator election is recently appointed as a SEO.
*Dr. Chandrashekar U.S.A. Scientist
*Late Shri B. M. Vasant, Mumbai : Well-known stage artist, director, singer.Late Shri Gajanana Bangera, Mumbai : Television, stage and movie artist, acted in various Hindi, Marati, Gujarati and Tulu play.
*Mrs. Chandravati Vasant – Wellknown TV and Stage Artist.
*Mr. Thonse Pushkal Kumar, Mangalore: Well-known mimicry artist, singer, who won several awards and who performed his art in many parts of India and abroad. He is working as a manager in the Bhagavathi co. Operative Bank Ltd.
*Mr. Sundaranath Suvarna: Famous movie cameraman, who directed movies also.
Shri Gangadhar Kalladi, Mumbai : Kannada and Tulu play and Yakshagana artist.Smt. *Mrs.Chandravathi Vasant, Mumbai : Kannada, Tulu, stage artist, who has also acted in some of the Hindi serials.
*Late Shri Umesh Nanthoor, Dubai – Artist and social worker.
*Mr. Sudhir B. Manjeshwar, Mumbai : In addition to coordinating in some TV serials in Star TV, also acted in some of the serials.
*Miss. Komal M. Ullal, Mumbai : Has made a record since her teenage in painting and drawing. Won hundreds of Medals, awards, 1st and 2nd prices. Participated, not only locally but also State, National and International drawing and painting competition held inMumbai and other parts of the country.
*Dr. DAYANAND K. KUMBLA M.D.(Medicine) D.M. (Cardiology) FISE. (Wellknown Cardiologist in Thane, Mumbai)
*Dr. Mukund, (Wellknown Cardiologist, Mangalore)
*Dr. (Mrs.) Hemalata. Mumbai
*Dr. (Mrs.) Naina H. Ail, Mumbai
Dr. Dhananjay Ullal, Mumbai
*UDUPI MALIYALI BILLAWA THIYA SANGHMadhav Nagar, Kodavor Post, Udupi Dist. (Tel. 0820 –538215)MUMBAI
*SHREE SASIHITHLU BHAGAWATI THIYA SANGHA (REGD.)Gavdevi Road, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai – 400 086Tel : 24116056 / 2413 4745
*THURTHI SHREE MAHAMALARAYA KSHETRA SEVA SAMITHI MUMBAI (REGD.)A-303, Rushabh Apts, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West),Mumbai – 400 058.KASARAGOD
*KANILA SHREE BHAGAVATI KSHETRA BHARANA SAMITHI
*SHREE BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA, Manjeshwar, Dist. Kasaragod.UPPALA
*SHREE BHAGAVATI KSHETRA SEVA SIMITIShree Bhagavati Kshetra, Uppala – 671 3022, Dist.KasaragodTHURTHI
*SHREE MAHAMALARAYA KSHETRA SEVA SAMITHIUppala. Dist. Kasaragod.
*Aila Billava Young Men’s Association, Aila, Uppala,Dist. Kasaragod
List of Ezhavas/Thiyas who have acclaimed fame worldwide
Ezhavas are the single largest caste based community of Kerala, India. Here is a list of some prominent personalities who are born in the Ezhava caste.
*Shree Narayana Guru
*Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati
*Guru Muni Narayana Prasad
*Brahmashri Swami Sashwathikananda
*Brahmashri Swami Sookshmananda
*Sree Narayana Guru
*Kumaran Asan Poet and Social reformer
*Mithavaadi C. Krishnan
*Araattupuzha Velayudha Panikker
*K. Sadanandan Father of the Co-operative Movement in Kerala
*V.S. Achuthanandan Chief Minister of Kerala
*R. Sankar Former Chief Minister of Kerala
*C. Kesavan Former Chief minister of Travancore-Cochin
*Vayalar Ravi Indian National Congress Leader & Union Cabinet Minister
*Vakkom Purushothaman FormerFinance Minister of Kerala & Former Lt: Governor of Andaman
*T.K. Ramakrishnan Former Home Minister and Opposition Leader of Kerala
*Kallat Krishnan, Trade Union leader & Freedom fighter
*M.Kanaran, Trade Union Leader, Freedom fighter
*C H Kanaran, Trade union leader, Freedom fighter
*C K Kumara Panikker, Vayalar Stalin
*Dr.EK Madhavan, Congress Leader, Former Minister.
*K.K. Viswanathan Former Governor of Gujarat & Former President of SNDP Yogam
*Pinarai Vijayan Politbureau Member of CPM
*E. Balanandan Politbureau Member of CPM
*P. Ravindran Former Minister, M.L.A.
*K. Pankajakshan Former Minister of Kerala
*Arangil Sreedharan First Ezhava Union Minister
*Mullapally Ramachandran Former Union Minister
*K.R. Gowri Amma Former Agriculture minister of Kerala .
*K.P.Prabhakaran Former Health Minister of Kerala
*K.P.Rejendran Revenue Minister of Kerala
*V.M. Sudheeran Former Health Minister of Kerala
*N.Sreedharan(NS)One of the chief organisers of Communist Party in Central Travanore and Former CPM Secretariat Member
*Babu Divakaran  Labour Minister of Kerala
*Adoor Prakash  Food Minister of Kerala
*Susheela Gopalan Former Industry Minister of Kerala
*Krishnan Kaniyamparampil Former Agriculture Minister of Kerala
*K.P. Viswanathan Former Forest Minister of Kerala
*C.V. Padmarajan Former Electricity Minister of Kerala
* M Kamalam, former minister
*M.T. Padma Former Fisheries Minister of Kerala
*Kadavoor Sivasadan Former Electricity Minister of Kerala
*V.V. Raghavan Former Agriculture Minister of Kerala
*Thachady Prabhakaran Former Finance Minister of Kerala
*N. Sreenivasan Former Excise Minister of Kerala
*J. Chitharanjan Former Health Minister of Kerala
*M.K. Raghavan Former Labour Minister of Kerala and SNDP Yogam President
*T.K. Divakaran Former Public Works Minister of Kerala
*N.N. Krishnadas Member of Parliament
*C.V. Padmarajan Former Finance Minister and vice chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board
*K.RadhaKrishnan Former Mayor, Thrissur Municipal Corporation
*S.Damodaran Former Member of Legislative Assembly and Coir Corporation Chairman
*S.Kumaran Former Member of Parliament and CPI polit bureau member
*C K Chandrappan Former Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha).
*M.K Purushothaman Former Chenneerkara Panchyat Vice President & Manager S.N.G.S.N.D.P.H.S.S.
*Veliyam Bharghavan President, CPI
*Susheela Gopalan Former Industry Minister of Kerala
*Sree Narayana Guru
*Mahakavi Kumaran Asan
*C.V. Kunjuraman Founder of Kerala Kaumudi.
*Perunnelli Krishnan Vaidyar
*Velutheri Kesavan Vaidyar
*S. K. Pottakkat Jnanpith Award winner for Oru Desathinte Katha
*Dr. A. Aiyappan Eminent anthropologist, former Vice Chancellor of Kerala University
* Potheri Kunhambu
*Prof. M.K. Sanoo
*O. V. Vijayan
*Dr. Vellayani Arjunan
*Perumbadvam Sreedharan Noted Novelist
*C.V.Sreeraman Noted Story writer
*M.R.Chandrasekharan Noted Critic
*P.K.Balakrishnan Writer of famous Ini Gjaan Urangatte
*Kovilan Noted writer and Kendra sahithya akadami award winner
*K P Sudheera, novelist
*K C Padmanabhan, novelist
* U.K.Kumaran, novelist. Vice-president,Kerala Sahithya Academy
*K.P.Appan Noted critic
*B.Rajeevan Noted Crtic
*K.Surendran Noted Novelist
*G.Vivekanandan Noted Novelist
*Velayudhan Panickasseri Noted Historian
*T. N. Prakash Noted short story writer.
*Dr.V.Samabasivan The Kathaprasangam Supremo
Famous physicians and surgeons
*Itty Atchuthan who wrote the text for the monumental work Hortus Indicus Malabaricus
*Kayikkara Govindan Vaidyar translated the Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita to Malayalam from Sanskrit
*Perunelli Krishnan Vaidyar
*C.K. Ramachandran Former Professor of Medicine, Calicut Medical College
*C.O. Karunakaran One of the founders and the first principal of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College
*Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan Psychiatrist, Supdt Mental Hospital, Freedom fighter ( grandfather of Ex-minister Adv.A.Sujanapal)
*Dr.N.Vijayan, Psychiatrist, Supdt Mental Hospital
*Dr.S.Santhakumar, Psychiatrist, Supdt Mental Hospital
*Dr.M.Thankavelu, Principal, Trivandrum Medical College, Advisor, World Health Organisation
*Dr.C.K.Gopi, Physician & Cardiologist. Reported the rare heart disease,Endomyocardial fibrosis in Kerala.
*Dr.K.Sugathan, Cardiologist, Professor, Supdt.Medical College Hospital.First Ezhava to get the postdoctoral doctorate (D.M.)in any medical speciality
*Dr.K Rajogopalan D A M ( Diploma in Ayurveda) and M B B S. Recipient of many awards including Padmasree. President of Association of Ayurvedic physicians of Kerala
*Dr.G Vijayaraghavan Famous Cardiologist. Now the Vice Chairman of KIMS hospital
*Dr.C.G.Bahulayen Famous Cardiologist
*Dr.Sudhayakumar, Cardiologist, Principal, Medical College, Kottayam
*Dr.P.Chandramohan, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Now Vice Chancellor of Kannoore University
*Dr.V.K.Jayapalan, Director of Medical Education
*Dr.Umadathan, Director of Medical Education
*Dr.K.Balaraman, Director of Health Services
*Dr.Shaji Prabhakaran A famours NeuroSurgeon
*Dr.S. GovindanSurgeon, professor. Founder of Govindan’s hospital, General Hospital jn., Trivandrum
*Dr.K.Sivarajan, Surgeon, Professor of surgery
*Dr.K.Devadas Famous Pediatrician
*Dr.G.Velayudhan Founder of GG Hospitals, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum
*Dr.V.P.Raman(Late) Founder Ashoka Hospital, Calicut, First Private Hospital in Kerala
*Dr.S.R.Anil Pediatric Cardiologist
*Dr.C.K.Sugathan Former Director of Trivandrum Dental College.
Artists directors and actors
*M. Night Shyamalan Famous Hollywood director of movies like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs and The Village.
*Srinivasan Actor, writer and director .
*Mukesh Film actor
*I.V. Sasi Film director
*K.K.Rajeev Serial Director
*Ramu Kaaryatt Film director, directed president’s gold medal-winning film Chemmeen
*Shaji N. Karun Famous cinematographer director of many award-winning films
*Sathyan Anthikkad Film director
*Chippi Film and TV actress
*Vijayasree Film actress of 1970s
*Ratheesh Film actor
*Kunhandi, Film actor
*Kuthiravattom Pappu Film actor
*Joshy Film director
*Thilakan Film Actor
*Shammi Thilakan Film Actor
*Jayan and Vijayan JayaVijaya, Musicians
*Manoj K Jayan Actor (Questionable).. his father is Ezhava, mother is Nair
*Vidhu Prathap  Play back Singer
*S Gopalakrishnan Actor
*Gayathri Play back singer
*Raveendran Famous Music Director
*M.K.Arjunan Famous Music Director
*Mohan Sithara Famous Music Director (Questionable)
*Pavithran Film Director
*Kalakkal Kumaran Noted Actor
*K.R.Vijaya Noted Film Actress
*Mala Aravindan Noted Comedian
*Parur Bharathan Noted Actor
*Harisree Ashokan Noted Comedian
*Salim Kumar Noted Comedian
*KPAC Lalitha Noted Actress…. she is also listed under Nair list
*S L Puram Sadanandan Great Drama Director
*Rajeev Anchal Film Maker & Famous sculpturer
*Devan Noted actor & politician
*Sujatha S Mohan Famous South Indian playback singer.
Other distinguished Ezhavas
*Vainu Bappu, Famous Astrophysicist. An Ezhava among the stars ( an asteroid located between mars and venus is named after him)
*Janakiammal, Famous botanist. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited her to come and work in India.
*Dr.K.S.Manilal, famous botanist. One of the few taxonomists of the world. He translated Hortus Malabaricus into English for the first time from Latin
*Jiji Ramesh,General Manager,Cochin International Airport
*S.Padmanabha Panicker First Ezhava Magistrate
*M.Ratna Singh Former Advocate General of Kerala
*C.P Sudhakara Prasad [Advocate General of Kerala]
*M.N.Prasad Former Chairman of the Railway Board
*K.K.Damodaran nuclear physicist and former Head of Training at BARC
*K.Sukumaran, Founder of Kerala Kaumudi news paper
*Dr.T.K.Ravindran, Former Vice-Chancellor
*Prof.M.K.Prasad, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor
*K.Anasuya Former Chief Engineer, KSEB.
*Ajith Thampan Chief Engineer(Environmental), KSEB
*Ajay Jadeja Cricket Player.. His mother is an ezhava from Allapuzha.
*S.Jadu Former head of Study on Cost of Cultivation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India
*K.V.Deyal Noted Environmentalist
*Dr.R.Prasannan A distinguished Administrator and Author
*Late K.Vasudevan- Coal India
*Dr Pushpangadan Former Director of Botanical Garden, Palode, Thiruvanathapuram
*Dr.P.Jalaja HOD Chemistry. Maharaja’s College,Ernakulam
*P.Jameela Joint Director,Police Forensic Science Lab
*A.Sukumaran IRSE, Railway Engineer, General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata
*Shine.Ravindra Creative Consultant Dubai, Most sought after branding creative for international brands*
Ezhava business figures
*C.R.Kesavan Vaidyar Founder of Chandrika Soap
*P.V.Gangadharan Film producer
*P.V.Chandran Chairman of Kerala Transport Company and PVS Hospitals
*T.R.Raghavan Founder of Elite Group
*K.S.Chathunny Founder of Elite Group
*Gokulam Gopalan Founder of Gokulam Group
*Dr.Sidhan Founder of Medimix,Cuticura.
*M.P.Purushotaman Founder of Empee Hotels & Distilleries
*G.Mohandas Founder of Hotel South Park & Mohandas Engg: College
*K.Karnan Founder of Nirapara Rice.
*P.M.Nanu, MD, Bombay Chit & Finance C/o Mumbai
*Dr.V.K.Jayakumar Founder of Sabarigiri Schools & Hospital, Anchal, Quilon.
*M.P.Moothadath Founder of Sree Narayana Engineering Industries and main patron of the Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Mandiram at Varkala
*V.Sadasivan Gowri Mahal,vallickavu
*S.D.Shibulal One of the founders of Infosys
*Ajith Balakrishnan Chairman & Founder of http://www.rediff.com
*R.P.Lalaji CEO, Seaview Support Systems Pvt. Ltd. Technopark Trivandrum
*S.R.Anoop MD, Wave Online Infoway (P) Ltd, Kochi
*V.J.Reji Vasanth Founder & CEO of Mibiz Group [Mibiz,Mibiz Virtual University of Practitioners,Mibiz Knowledge Village,Mibiz CD-Roms,Mibiz Trading Consultancy]
*Pradeep Kumar, MD, Kelvin Business Forms (P) Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, Keralam
*M.Suresh Kumar, Seagull International,Mumbai
*B R P Bhaskar
*The late K. Balakrishnan Editor of Kaumudi
*R.S.Babu Bureau Chief,Deshabimani
*Rajeev Srinivasan Columnist
*N.Chandra Bhanu Former Chief Secretary, Kerala
*T.N.Jayachandran Rtd. Additional Chief Secretary
*D.Ravi IAS Former Travancore Titanium Chairman, Idukki Collector
*M.Gopalan Former IG of Kerala
*Late P.P.Venugopal – Retd.Dy.Supdt of Police
*S. Chandrasekharan Former DGP of AndhraPradesh, Recipient of Gold Medal from N T RamaRao
*K.E.Rammohan Former Director General BSF
*M.K.Bhadrakumar Former Ambasador Turkey
*Padmanabhan IFS He is the father of Manjula Padmnabhan.
*P.N.SurendranIFS(Indian Forest Service), Rtd Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
*V.R.Rajeevan Additional DGP
*Ramesh Chandra Bhanu Additional DGP
*K.G.Premsankar Additional DGP
*Jeeja Harisingh Madhavan Additional DGP
*K.P.Somarajan Additional DGP
*Asha Thampan IPS IG, Jharkand
*Dr.B.Ashok IAS Now Pathanmathitta Collector
*Justice K.Sankaran Former Chief Justice
*Justice T.C.Raghavan Former Chief Justice
*Justice K.Sreedharan Former Chief Justice
*Justice Mrs K.K.Usha Former Chief Justice
*Justice R.Rajendra Babu
*Justice S. Siri Jagan
MLAs in Previous Legislative Assembly
*Shri M.V. Govindan Master from Taliparamba
*Shri M.V. Jayarajan from Edakkad
*Shri P. Jayarajan from Koothuparamba
*Shri K. Achuthan from Chittoore
*Shri V.S. Achuthanandan from Malampuzha
*Shri K. Babu from Thrippunithura
*Shri Babu Divakaran from Kollam
*Shri T.K. Balan from Azhikode
*Shri Binoy Viswam from Nadapuram
*Shri K.A. Chandran from Kollengode
*Shri M.A. Chandrasekharan from Vadakkekkara
*Smt. Girija Surendran from Sreekrishnapuram
*Shri K.K. Jayachandran from Udumbanchola
*Shri K.V. Kunhiraman from Uduma
*Shri C.K. Nanu from Badagara
*Shri Adoor Prakash from Konny
*Shri G. Prathapa Varma Thampan Chathannoorfrom
*Shri Vakkom Purushothaman from Attingal
*Shri A.N. Rajan Babu from Karunagappally
*Shri K.P. Rajendran from Cherppu
*Shri T.P. Ramakrishnan from Perambra
*Shri A.C. Shanmugha Das from Balussery
*Shri K. Sudhakaran from Kannoore
*Shri D. Sugathan from Ambalapuzha
*Shri A. Sujanapal from Kozhikode-1
*Shri P.S. Supal from Punaloor
*Shri K.P. Viswanathan from Kodakara
*Shri T.K. Devakumar from Haripad
Ministers in New Assembly
*Shri Mullakkara Rathnakaran
*Shri Binoy Viswam
MLAs in Current Legislative Assembly
*K.V.Kungjiraman from Uduma
*K.Kungjiraman from Trikkarpur
*M.Prakasan from Azhicode
*K.Sudhakaran from Cannanore
*Kadannappally Ramachandran from Edakkad
*P.Jayarajan from Kuthuparamba
*K.K.Shylaja from Peravoor
*Binoy Viswam from Nadapuram
*K.K.Lathika from Meppayur
*A.K.Saseendran from Balusseri
*V.S.Achuthananandan from Malampuzha
*A.Achuthana from Chittur
*M.Chandran from Alathur
*Adv.V.S.SunilKumar from Cherpu
*A.K.Chandran from Mala
*K.P.Rajendran from Kodungallur
*C.M.Dineshamani from Palluruthy
*K.Babu from Thrippunithura
*K.K.Jayachandran from Udumbanchola
*V.N.Vasavan from Kottayam
*P.Thilothaman from Sherthalai
*C.K.Sadasivan from Kayamkulam
*K.C.Rajagopal from Aranmula
*Adoor Prakash from Konni
*Mullakkara Rathnakaran from Chadayamangalam
*C.Divakaran from Karunagapally
*P.Gurdasan from Quilon
*Adv.N.Anirudhan from Chathanoor
*Anathalavattom Anandan from Attingal
*J.Arundhathy from Vamanapuram
List of MPs in the Indian Parliament
*Vayalar Ravi Rajyasabha MP
*A.Vijayaraghavan Rajyasabha MP
*P.R.Rajan Rajyasabha MP
*Panniyan Raveendaran from Thiruvananthapuram
*Varkala Radhakrishnan from Chirayinkeezhu
*C.K.Chandrappan from Thrissure
*N.N.Krishnadas from Palakkadu
*P.Karunakaran from Kasarcode