Payyanur Personalities

Payyanur has groomed several social workers like Peeranki Nambeesan, community activists, extraordinary orator and freedom fighter KP Kunhirama Poduval who founded Sanjayan Smaraka Grandhalayam at Annur (Sanjayan Memorial Library), Kelappan Service Center (perhaps the only institution built in memory of Kelappaji, also known as “Kerala Gandhi”) and Payyanur Co-operative Stores among a host of other social organizations. Also from Payyanur are: Subrahmanya Shenoy (communist ex-MLA),V.P Sreekandha poduval(freedom fighter and “vayider”). well known astrologers like VPK Poduval, Madhava Poduval, Narayana Poduval,K.U KunhiKanna Poduval and young admirable Chithrabhanu K Poduval and architect Kunhimangalam Narayanan master. The native place of legendary Kathakali master Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair isn’t far from this town. Kandoth in Payyanur is famous for pottery.The Weaver’s Streets various villages around Payyannur contributes to the fame of Handlooms of Kannur

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