Muloor S.Padmanabha Panicker (1869-1931)
Who was one of the veteran poets and an important social reformer of the century, was born at Elavumthitta. His home at Elavumthitta is preserved as his monument by the Department of Culture of the State Government.
Supreme Court Justices Adv. Kochu Thomman
Supreme Court Justices Adv. George Joseph
Padmashree Dr. K.M Cheriyan
Founder director Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, a unit of Madras Medical Mission of Chennai
Padmashree Dr. M.R.G Kurup ( Indian Space Research Organisation )
Madhavan Pillai Ramakrishna Kurup, he was the son of Adv. Shri CN Madhavan Pillai another prominent personality from Chengannur.
Artist M.N Nambiar
K. K Chacko (1825-1951 )
He was the High Court Judge for a long period, studied in England. He is from Kandathil family.
Former Vice Chancellor M.G.University KTM & former Vice Chancellor of IGNOU Delhi
Ex.Member of Parliament
Former Indian Badminton Player
Dr. George Joseph
Director,Space Applications Center, ISRO, Ahmedabad.
Director, Center for Space Science and technology education in Asia and the
pacific(affiliated to UN),Dehradun.
Born 4th August 1938, hails from Chengannur ,Vydhianveetil family(a branch of Kakuvettoor, family), Kerala, India.
Known for Pioneering contribution to the Indian Space Programme in the area of earth
. observation technology .
Recognition by Government of India
Padma Bhushan - 1999 by Government of India.
- Other Awards
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES) award -2009 for lifetime contribution in Ocean Science and technologies.
Geospatial Technologies Lifetime Achievement award- 2008.
Outstanding Achievement award by ISRO-2008.
Aryabhata Award instituted by Astronautical Society of India for outstanding lifetime contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India-2007.
Bhaskara Award - 1997: Instituted by Indian Society of Remote Sensing for outstanding lifetime contribution.
Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation Award for Science and Technology - 1987 the discipline of Space and Aerospace.
SICO - National Academy of Sciences Award for Instrumentation-1986.
Sri. P.K John (1924-1995)
First Municipal Chairman of Chengannur Municipality (1980), Retd DySP and Kerala State Football Player. He is from Plammoottil family, Angadical, Chengannur.
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