Nadamel Eravi Kurup
Kurup, Eravi Parameswaran ,Nadamel
Shri. Eravi Kurup was born on July 1, 1870, at Champakkara village in Changanacherry, Kottayam District, Kerala, India. He was elected twice to the Travancore Legislative Council (Sri Moolam Popular Assembly).
Shri Kurup served the Assembly in 1917 and 1919 and closely worked with social reformers such as Shri K Kelappan, Sri Kumaran Asan and Shri Ayyankali. During his tenure in the Assembly Shri Kurup helped to lay the foundation for the development of Karukachal and the surrounding areas. Shri Eravi kurup and his brother Nadamel Shri Padmanabha Kurup made the promise of substantial donation of Land and funds for the Nair Service society at the very early stage of the organization and was instrumental in obtaining support from his relatives and friends in the neighboring areas.
Nadamel Kurup brothers and their relative Kunnappallil Narayanan Nair jointly donated 87 Acres of prime land at Karukachal, for the Nair Service Society to start an English School and for further expansion. This gesture from community leaders was the major source of encouragement for Sri Mannath Padmanabhan and the cofounders of Nair Service Society to march forward with the stated objectives of the organization and to establish the first English High School at Karukachal in the year 1916. He died on September 22nd 1930.
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- 3. “Bharatha Kesari Mannathu Padmanabhan” by Dr. N Sumathykutty Amma, published by Poornna Printing and Publishing House, Muttappalam, Ayiroor, Varkala, Kerala, India. Pages: 108,109,111,117,119.
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