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P. K. Nanu

(1911 – 1973) – (Kerala)

P.K. Nanu (Aged 62) was born in the year 1911 in the Kottayam District of Kerala, India. His deep-seated attraction to the national movement began to take root during the era of the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930. He penned numerous poems that fervently supported India’s struggle for freedom, and these verses found their way into various magazines and newspapers. Some of his poetic works gained significant popularity in the region of Travancore.

While at the forefront of a freedom march in Kottayam, he led the way by singing revolutionary songs, but on the 5th of October 1938, he was apprehended by the police. Subsequently, following a trial, he was incarcerated for a period of 16 months. Upon his release from prison, he remained dedicated to his political endeavors until his passing on the 5th of January 1973.