Mararji – “A leader who lived beyond ideological Boundaries”

via HK published on April 26, 2008

Kannur: The 13th death anniversary of K.G. Marar, Sangh Pracharak and legendary Jan Sangh/BJP leader, was observed at ‘Mararji Smrithi Mandiram” at payambalam in Kannur on Friday. Thousands including BJP state president P.K. Krishnadas ,C.K.Padmanabhan , K.P.Sreesan and Kannur District leaders of various pariwar organisations offered floral tributes. Commemoration meetings were observed by BJP across the state.


Mararji is still the source of inspiration for activists involved with Hindu organisations, who was a role model even for political opponents. In this era of devalued politics politicians have to learn a lot from great souls like Mararji.

It was the dedicated work of Mararji which helped BJP to spread it’s roots in Communist Kerala. He was instrumental in nurturing many present day leaders of BJP.


When Mararji was consigned to flames at Kannur Payyambalam beach, his funeral procession can be compared to only that of former Chief Minister E.K. Nayanar’s last journey, where lakhs participated. Such was the personality of Mararji.


Mararji was son of a poor temple employee and died with no material property on earth. Politicians should emulate Mararji as he practised what he preached. Mararji was respected even among political opponents and he always called upon the people to live with difference of opinion in a democratic set-up.


As told by present BJP president P.K.Krishnadas in a interview to the question-  “Who is your Political Mentor?” , Hi s answer was Although, I respect all leaders, my mentor, friend, philosopher, guide etc. etc. was the late K.G. Marar, the undisputed mass leader of the Jana Sangh and BJP in Kerala. He was like a brother to me. Even during my school days, he used to take me to the shakha, help me out during exams, including preparing late night tea and waking me up early for morning studies. People like Mararji are born rarely and I cherish my days with him, as best.

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