Hundreds paid tribute to Poonjaar Kerala Varma Raja

published on July 6, 2010

Kottayam: Hundreds paid tribute to P Kerala Varma Raja (89), the Valiya Raja of Poonjaar Kovilakam who passed away on Monday. He was one of the chief architects of Paliyam Proclamation which emerged crucial in rocking the caste system in the state.

Unlike many other Royal family members Raja, continued his efforts to empower Hindus in the state by closely associating with Hindu organisations. He proved himself a good organiser in various fields, including sports, and established himself as a good orator. He also strived to popularise the temple rituals and customs, eventually associating himself with the Hindu Munnani and the Sangh Pariwar.

Kerala Varma Raja held positions as Kerala Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi president, BJP National executive member, Convenor of Acharya Sadassu, Thantra Vidya Peedom Secretary and Kerala Hotel Association president.

By the demise of Raja, I lost a elder brother, Told RSS Pranth Sanghachalak P E B Menon. BJP President V Muraleedharan, Spokesperson George Kurian, RSS Kshetriya Karyavahak A R Mohanan, Pranth Sahakarya Vahak Adv. N Sankar Ram, Boudhik Pramukh K B Sreekumar, Prantheeya Saha Sambarka Pramukh K Mohanan, Janmabhumi Managing Director, Kummanam Rajasekharan, Balagokulam State Executive members Prof C N Purushothaman, K N Sajikumar, K S Sasidharan, V S Madhusoodanan, BJP state Committee member B Radhakrishna Menon, District President Ettumanoor Radhakrishnan, State Campaign Committee chairman Adv. N K Narayanan Nampoothiri were among the few who joined hundreds to pay last respect to this veteran.  

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  1. Krishna Reply

    July 6, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I pay my respect to this great Hindu Senapathi
    I still remember the great excitement and enthusiasm he brought in the minds of Hindus of
    Trivandrum when he contested the 1984 parliament elections as a candidate of Hindu Munnani. We
    could really sense the ‘Hindu Tarangam’ for the first time in political history of Kerala. It actually spread to other districts as well. He got 1,10,500 votes i.e 1 in 5 votes polled came to Hindu Munnani, inspite of NSS was canvassing for Charles, the congress candidate. His campaigning was spearheaded by college students, most of
    whom didn’t have even voting rights. Inspite of his elegant personality and clean public life, he could come only in the third place. Charles, who was elected by the Hindus of Trivandrum got up in the parliament only once in the entire five year term. To oppose the introduction of a bill
    brought by one of Congress members to ban forced conversions! Jai secularism!

    May his soul rest in peace and keep inspiring us from heaven.

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