Sunday, January 18, 2009

Madhavan KK and Dakshayani

In the State of Cochin, at the time of Maharaja rule, one of the rajahs had forbidden any meeting of the untouchables, on “his land”. The waters were mentioned, so, a member of Pulaya Community in Mulavukad island (aka Bolghatty) assembled a flotilla of rafts in the back waters around Bolghatty and convened a meeting. The hero here was Kallachamuri Krishnaadi Asan. The first ever graduate from Pulaya community was his grand niece Dakshayani (she was an MP I guess). Dakshayani’s brother, K K Madhavan (master ) was a lawyer, MP and editor. When Madhavan Master was admitted in the Sudheendra Hospital at Chittoor Road, Ernakulam, KR was on an official visit to Kerala. Mr. Narayanan, then President of India, indeed paid a visit to the hospital. Guess they were friends.

Like most of the sons of Bolghatty, KK Madhavan had moved to the mainland Ernakulam, probably lived somewhere in Kaloor. In the Elamakkara area there is a lane named after "KK Madhavan Master""

Dakshayani's children were educated in Delhi. One is/was in the airforce, and another joined the Indian administrave service (IAS).

8 comments:

  1. i think you got some facts wrong..... but you seem to have so much of history.... i could help you with getting some facts straight.

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  2. In the State of Cochin, at the time of Maharaja rule, one of the rajahs had forbidden any meeting of the praja congress (precusor of Indian NationalCongress), on “his land”. The waters were mentioned, so, a member of Pulaya Community in Mulavukad island (aka Bolghatty) assembled a flotilla of rafts in the back waters around Bolghatty and convened a meeting. The hero here was Kallachanmuri Krishnaadi Asan.Kallachanmuri Krishnedi Asan and his family embraced Christianity and his baptised nae was John.John (Kallachanmuri Krishnaadi Asan ) was one of the contractors of Wellington Island .Kallachanmuri or Nallacahnmuri was also called Sastampadikal by a branch of the family.Kallachanmuri Krishnaadi Asan was the last titular head "AYEKARA EJAMAN" bestowed on the family by the Cochin maharajas.*
    * this is another piece of history which has to looked into. How did a "PULYA " family held large tracts of land and were well versed in sanskrit.The family lost lands due to intercine family feuds.The family held large tracts of land in Alwaye and N.Parur.

    The first ever graduate from Pulaya community was his grand niece Dakshayani ,member of the constituent Assembley and MP of the first parliament 1952 along with her husband Mr.R.Velaqyudhan . Dakshayani’s brother, K K Madhavan (master ) was a freedom fighter,lawyer, MP and editor(Veekshanam paper). When Madhavan Master was admitted in the Sudheendra Hospital at Chittoor Road, Ernakulam, KR was on an official visit to Kerala. Mr. Narayanan, then President of India, indeed paid a visit to the hospital. (Guess they were friends.) They were related by marriage , his brother-in-law Shri.R.Velayudhan was the uncle of Shri.K.R.Narayanan.

    Like most of the sons of Bolghatty, KK Madhavan had moved to the mainland Ernakulam, probably lived in Mamangalam,Edappaly.In the Elamakkara area there is a lane named after "KK Madhavan Master""
    Dakshayani's children were educated in Delhi. One was a major in army, and another joined the Indian administrate service (IA&AS)retiring as a member of CAT Delhi.The youngest is the present Indian Ambassador to Tanzania.

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  3. sorry its "Krishnedi " not Krishnaadi

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    1. Thank you jawahar for adding facts to my story, or correcting my errors. My father was fan of Madhavan master, and I had met Mr. Madhavan twice. He was a polite man. Also straight. My father said, if Madhvan was a crook, he would have been a Minister.
      I remember meeting one relation of Madhavan master, Buggy or Baghirath.

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    2. Dear Mr.Lona Toppil,
      Thank you for yr post.... following typo in my post which m correcting
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      'In the State of Cochin, at the time of Maharaja rule, one of the rajahs had forbidden any meeting of the praja congress (precursor of Indian NationalCongress), on “his land”. since " waters" not mentioned, a member of Pulaya Community in Mulavukad island (aka Bolghatty) assembled a flotilla of rafts in the back waters around Bolghatty and convened a meeting. The hero here was Kallachanmuri Krishnedi Asan.Kallachanmuri Krishnedi Asan and his family embraced Christianity and his baptised nae was John.John (Kallachanmuri Krishnaadi Asan ) was one of the contractors of Wellington Island .Kallachanmuri or Nallachanmuri was also called Chartampadi or Sastampadikal by a branch of the family.Kallachanmuri Krishnaadi Asan was the last titular head "AYEKARA EJAMAN" bestowed on the family by the Cochin maharajas.*
      unquote.John elder brother Kurians children were KK Joseph,KK Francis, KK Mary KK Madhavan master n his sister Dakshayani. KK Joseph elder brother of KKM n KKDakshayani deigned not let his younger siblings embrace Christianity...he had the foresight to let his siblings get the advantage from the forthcoming constitution of free India..KK Madhavan mother Mrs ANNA Kurian came from a landed family of ellangunthpuzha ..Bhagirath is the youngest son of Dakshayani .
      Your father was right ..KKM refused to be s part of the kerala congress partys idea of putting thru a coalition govt in the state though he stood to become a minister in the govt..His two children are KMVeena of MPEDA N KMKarmchandran of the agri dept.

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  4. Greetings to Veena and Karmachandran.
    Also Buggy (pet name)
    Hey Buggy, eons ago, I met you at a house in West Patel Nagar.
    I think KKM's son, Karmachandran, lives some where near Kaloor, where there is a road named after Madhavan Master is found.
    Greetings to all my fellow Bolghattians.( those who do not live in Boghatty should know that, real name of the island is Mulavukad.

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  5. Buggy is now Secretary General of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)..Karmachandran is jt.dir with dept of agriculture. Yes he lives on KKM road.

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  6. There is a pocket road off SRM road in Krishnedi Asans name. Believe this was done by cochin corporation a decade ago.A souvenir was released during the function, the cochin corp might have it in the archival section

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