THUNDATHIL family of Vazhoor
THUNDATHIL family of Vazhoor,
Vellalas from Kumbhakonam in Tamilnadu, migrated to Central Travancore, about 300 years back. One Vaidyalingam Arumugham Pillai was the Accountant (Kanakka Pillai) of one of the Tulu Brahmins of Kottakkakam near Thazhathangadi, Kottayam near the old Thali Temple. . Around ME 1000 (AD 1825) he married Lakshmi Amma, daughter of Harinatha Pillai of "Kunnemakkal" house situated near present SVRVNSS High School, Theerthapadapuram, Vazhoor. The couple shifted to "Thundathil" near 17th mile of K. K.Road in Vazhoor. Their later generations are the Vellalas, now live in Kanam,Vazhoor, Anickadu Kudayathoor, Vadasserikara, Kudayathoor, Erumely etc-
( Ref: Document # 1086 / ME 1092 & that of ME 1099 Makaram 3rd of Office of Sirasthadar, Kanjirappally).
The couple had two sons-
Vaidyalingam and Sankara Narayanan alias Nalla Pillai.
Vaidyalingam had two sons-Arumugham and Krishna Pillai.
Nalla Pillai had one son-Arumugham.
N.Arumugham Pillai had one son- Nalla Pillai.
A.Nalla Pillai had 4 children-
Arumugham, Bhagavathy, Nalla Pillai & Sivarama Pillai.
A. Sivarama Pillai was the founder of " THUNDATHIL" family of Vazhoor. He was the "Pillai Annan" (Village Officer ) of Vazhoor . He brought "Kanam" from "Kudaluvally Namboothiri", about 100 years back , for 70 "Velly Panams" (Siver coins). Sivarama Pillai shifted his residence to Mookkilikattu in Kanam, from Thundathil near KK. Road 17th mile.
Kanam is north of KK Road 14th-16th miles and this kara is in Kangazha muri of Vazhoor Village in Changanacherry Taluk of Kottayam District. Kanam is centrally located and this make it easy to reach from Kochi (ideal) or Trivandrum From Kochi one can go by train to Kottayam and from there to Kanam (25 kms )on the Kottayam-Kumily(KK) Road. If one is coming from Trivandrum go by train or car to Changanacheery and from there by car or bus (24 kms).
(75 year Payikadu house in Kanam is a heritage Kerala house in Kanam(which attracts tourists from different parts of world) where one can stay if booked previously)
KANAM derived its name from the Arabic word "kanpattam" which means "on lease". This area was under the reign of Poonjar Thampuran and later it became the property of Edappally Swaroopam. Once Kanam was a Budhist centre, Plot names like Cherukappally, Payyampally Parappally and Parappalythazhe are evidence for this. The area was inhabited by a group of Pulayas . Their later generations are seen in Eattikal area
Parapally Kaimal had melkoyma over Kanam .The other Nair family was "Purayidathil". There was a Devi temple and a pond- "Amritham chira"in Perumprathazhe .
When Christians migrated from Mundakkayam, they had no belief in idols and they destroyed the temple. The Namboothiri family left the area. The idol in the temple was transferred to Elamkavil near Kangazha temple.
Nallan, son of Sivarama Pillai, got "Pattayam" for the lands in Kanam in ME 1085. The "Nallanikuzhy kavu"(Sacred grove) of Pulayas came under the ownership of Thundathil .The present Ayyappa temple is built in the site of this kavu .Nalla Pillai and Arumugham Pillai cultivated Kanam with the help of Pulayas, Ettalies and Paravas. Paddy, coconut, pepper, tapioca and plantains were the main crops. "Kanam Vithu thenga"(coconut seedlings) was very popular in old Travancore areas.
The Pillai annan (Village officer), Thundathil Sivarama Pillai, of 5th generation had one elder brother Bhagavathy Pillai. He had a son Kunji Pillai for whom there was no child. The other brother Nallan Pillai, who lived in Mookkilkattu, had 3 children in his wife Ankalamma. They were Pappan alias Arumugham, Nallan and Chidambaram. The first two lived in Mookkilikattu and the third lived in Manjakappally near 17th mile of KK.Road. Arumugham had one daughter Kunchiamma in wife Ankalamma. Kunchiamma had two daughters. Nalla Pillai-Lakshmi Amma had three children -Pappu alias Arumugham, Parvathy (Paru) and Kotchukutty . Both the girls were married to Thodupuzha. Arumugham of 6th generation had 3 children in his wife Pappy Ammal from Anthinadu near Palai. They were Sankara Narayana (Karutha Kuttan) Pillai, Parameswaran (Patchu) Pillai and Krishna (Kittu) Pillai.
Mookkilikattu Nalla Pillai Arumugham inherited 60 acres of land. He was called Pappu annan. He died at the age of 82 in 1964. In KV 1123 as the Kudumbhanathan of Thundathil Kudumbham he conducted "Kudumbha Prasnam". His only son Sankara Narayanan (Kuttappan ) died at the age of 17. He had 7 daughters. Thankamma, the elder was married to Adv Pangapattu Sankara Pillai of Kanjirappally. Their daughter Dr. Meenakshy Amma ( Peadiatrician- Peroorkada) is the first doctor from the family.
Arumugham Pillai started the Shanmughavilasom L.P. School at Kotchu
kanjirappara, Kanam ("Kotchukanirappara Pallikkodam") about 75 years back.
He gave 8 "Velly ruupas" as salary to teachers. He gave admissions to all castes-pulayas, paravans, ettalies etc. Due to financial problems he gave the school to Govt. about 50 years back. Sankara Pillai from Nedumkunnam, Parameswaran Pillai from Pampady, DevakiAmma from Alapuzha, KH. Chellamma from Cherukappallil (mother of Dr.CS.Gopinatha Pillai ) KC.Krishna Pillai, KC.Sankara Pillai (he later became Village officer of Kanjar and Vazhoor) and M.N.sankara Pillai of Vazhoor were the teachers .
M.N-Davaki Amma couples settled in Kanam in Manimangalam
near the school. Er.S.Vasudevan Pillai, father of Dr.Shibu Pillai DM is
the son of this teacher couple. Their daughter Kamalamma was married to
T.K. Krihnan Kutty (Kanam Kuttykrishnan) Nair .Their son is the Architect,
K.Radha krishnan. Eattickal Markose was HM of this school for a long time.
Arumugham Pillai constructed a pond in KV 1105 Menaam. He took initiative for the construction of Kanam- Kappukadu Road to Kodungoor. He started one Naithusala (weaving center) near the school.
CHOLLATHU SANKU PILLAI
Sanku Pillai was the eldest son of Village officer Sivarama Pillai of Thundathil.
He married first from Anthinadu near Palai and had a daughter Paru, who was married to Vennampurathu of Anickadu. She died in 1950.She had one son .He had 5 sons and 3 daughters .The eldest son VA. Ayyappan Pillai was the Mathematics Teacher of NSSHS, Anickadu. He was the first graduate from the family (1952). He had 3 children in second marriage. Eldest daughter Suma MSc. BEd is married to C.S.Sreekumar,
founder secretary of SAT, Kanam. They have twin children, a boy and a girl ,first in the history of the family .Boy, Arun Sankar is Homeo student and girl Aswathy Sankar is Computer student.
Later Sanku Pillai married Thailamma from Chelackal of Thodupuzha.
Sanku Pillai had 7 children in Thailamma .The first born Kotchu Pappu
(Sivarama Pillai) died in childhood. The only daughter Kunji Amma( Thankamma)
was married to Vennampurathu- Thycakavil of Anickadu. Their eldest son Kuttappan (Ayyappan ) Pillai married Leela youngest daughter of Mookkilikattu Arumugham Piilai. Second son Sivan Pillai lives in Anickadu.
At present there are a number of "Sankars" in Kanam.
The name derived from this grand father Chollathu Sanku Pillai
KALAPPURAYIDATHIL CHIDHAMBARAM (KUTTAN ) PILLAI
Chidambaram (Kuttan) was the second son of Sanku Pillai and was born around KV1067 and died in AD 1984. He married Kalyani Amma from Vadasserikkara. They had 2 daughters and 8 sons. While the partition was conducted two brothers (Ayyappan & Sivaraman) were minors. Chidambaram took the custodianship of Ayyappan and Arumugham took that of Sivaraman.
1.Late K C. Sankara Pillai. (Village officer Appu) -Kamalammal
a. Late Kunjumon alias Chidmbaram Pillai-Radhamani Amma
b.Late Gopi alias Ramakrishna Pillai-Laithambika1
2.K.C.Krishna Pillai ( Kunju Parameswaran)-Chellamma
a. Anandavally- Arjunan Pillai
b.Ammini kutty -Gopinatha Pillai
c.Dr. Krishna Kumari-Sukumara Pillai
3.KC.Sivarama Pillai(Ponnu)-Pankajakshy Amma (8)
a. Surendran Pillai-Saradamoni
4.Adv KC.Sivan Pillai- Ammini Amma (4+4)
a. Ushakumari-Sukumara Pillai, Mathanplackal,Cheruvally
8.K.C.Karunakaran Pillai (Mony)
MLAKKUZHIYIL ARUMUGHAM PILLAI(7+2)
In partition deed only he signed in English. He was born in KV 1069 and married Thankamma from Padinjattakkara of Anickadu.
A.Late Appu alias MA.Sankara Pillai-Kamalamma
1.Sasi Lal- Ratnamma
1.Adv Suresh Pillai
2.Dr.Anil Pillai -Dr.Lizy
D. M.A .Ayyappan Pillai(Moni)-Santha
1.Vijayakumar2.Sunilkumar 3.Sindhu 4.Smitha
F.Thankakutty- Ayyappan Pillai
H. Ammal-(Late) Anandkumar
KOMPARA NALLA PILLAI ALIAS SANKARA NARAYANA PILLAI
He married from Mulluparmbil of Anickadu. He got the Chollathu purayidam of Vazhoor as per the partition deed. Now it is with his second son Ramanatha Pillai.
The Nallanikuzhy kavu was given to Nallan Pillai but later it was exchanged with Ayyappan Pillai and later Ayyappan Pillai gave it to Adv KC. Sivan Pillai and he donated it to SAT, Kanam. The Ayyappa temple of Kanam is situated at the site of the kavu. Nallan Piilai died due to Cancer of genitalia in 1965.
B.Ramanatha( Kuttappan ) Pillai-Chinnamma
C.Sivarama Pillai (Thankappan)-Santhamma
D.Chidambaram (Thambi) Pillai-
G.Ponnamma-Arumugham(Kuttan ) Pillai
KOTCHUKANJIRAPPARA AYYAPPAN PILLAI
Chollathu Sanku Pillai Ayyappan Pillai was born on Makayiram nal, on 3rd Vrizchikam 1086 (20.11.1910) and was only 13 years when Sanku Pillai died and hence in the partition deed of KV.1099 Chidambaram Pillai was recorded as
He first married Thankamma ,elder daughter of Kallor Raman Pillai (Sr) of Elampally. She died in September 1955.They had one son, Dr.Kanam Sankara Pillai and 3 daughters-Parukutty, Rajamma and Sarojam .He lived in Kotchukanjirappara near the SVLPSchool.
The school got the name from his house. Later he shifted to Thonduvelil of Vellara kunnu. He completed 90 in November 2000 and is the Patron of SAT Kanam.
A.Parukutty Amma retired as HM of Netaji HS, Pramadom,Pathanamthitta and her son has Doctorate in Marine Biology.
Ayyappan Pillai has the maximum longevity in the family,the only person who could celebrate his Navathy.
His son (K.A.Sankara Pillai ) and three grand children (Drs.Ajesh ,Anju & Resmi Krishnan ) are doctors and two are married to doctors (Dr.SreejithChappamattom,Ponkunnam and Dr.Lakshmi Rekha,Trivandrum).One grand son (Dr.Sunil Kumar) is is a PhD in Marine Biology ,another one Engineer (Lakshmi Krishnan married to an Engineer) and another one (Babitha married to an Advocate) Advocate.
His second wife Parukutty Amma is from Thenganal, Vazhoor.She had no child. She died in September 2002.
92 year old Ayyappan Pillai (Dec 2002) is the only living son of Chollathu Sanku Pillai and is the Patron of SAT, Kanam
He has 2 grand sons-Dr. Ajesh Sankar MD & Dr.Sunilkumar MSc PhD
and 6 grand daughters.
He has 7 great grand sons and one great grand daughter(Nayanika)
A. Parukutty-Raveendran , Rtd Head Mistress, Netaji HS Pramadom.Pathanamthitta
1.Dr.Sunilkumar Msc. Ph.D-Dr.Lakshmi Rekha MBBS Dip.NB
B. Dr. Sankara Pillai (Moni)-Santha Punnamparambil, Ponkunnam
1.Dr.Ajesh Sankar-Lakshmi Nambiar
2.Anju Devi Sreejith- Dr.Sreejith ,Chappamattom, Ponkunnam
C. Rajamma- Raghavan Pillai,Parathodu Mundakkayam
D.Sarojam -Krishna Pillai, Udumbannoor
CHERUKAPPALIL SIVARAMA PILLAI
He was youngest son born in Kolla Varsham 1089 Karkidakam. Arumukham Pillai was the custodian as per the partition deed of 1099.Hehad Primary school education from Vazhoor. He married Chellamma daughter of Kunnemakkal Harinatha Pillai-Lakshmi Amma couples. It was the 3rd marriage alliance with the same families. Chellammal had passed Malayalam Sahithya Visarad and was teacher in Shanmugha vilasom LPS. She got training from Karukachal. Later she got Govt job and worked in Vaikom and Karunagappally schools.
She died at the age of 25 after giving birth to Gopinatha Pillai and Sankara Pillai. Later Sivarama Pillai remarried Kamalakshi Amma from Perunadu Cheriya koickal. They had 10 children. Due to the Land Reforms act, Sivarama Pillai lost most of land he deserved as per the Partition. But he acquired wealth and land through trade and became wealthy.
He gave good education to all his children. The eldest is the first and only Doctorate holder of the family.
A. Dr. C.S.Gopinatha Pillai-Leela. Pramadom ,Pathanmthitta
B.C.S.Sankara Pillai(Ravi)-Chandrika, Ambalapuzha
C. Late Thankappan Pillai
D.C.S. Rajappan Pillai-Priya
1.Rahul Sankar 2.Rohith Sankar
E.C.S. Sreekumar (Kunjumon)-Suma Devi
Director Board member KVMS
1.Arun Sankar 2.Aswathy Sankar
F.C.S. Krishna Kumar (Monukuttan)-Maya
1.Jaya Sankar (Kannan) 2.Pooja Sankar (Ponny)
1.Srirekha(Mini)-Sabu(Sajeev) 2.Sreekala-Raju 3.Sunil kumar-Sindhu
H.Radhamoni- Late Sasi
NAIR COMMUNITY IN KANAM (1950-2000)
Parapallyl, Kunneparambil, Purayidathil ,Aassariparambil,
Krishnavilasom and Vattommackal , Kotchukalappurayidom are
the Nair families in Kanam
PULIMOOTTIL KESAVA PILLAI
A member of Manpazha family of Vazhoo, Kesava Pillai married from
Pulimoottil and settled in Kanam. He had good relation with all
the members of Thundathil .He had 3 sons Chellappan Nair, Sukumaran
Nair and Siva Sankaran Nair and one daughter Chellamma.
Now Chellamma lives in Pulimoottil,
VATTOM MAKKAL NARAYANAN NAIR
His son Thankappan Nair took active role in spreading Communist
ideology in Kanamalong with Adv.Kanam Sivan Pillai,KK.Prabhakaran
Nair and Raghavan (Aniyan )Nair.He is actively involved in Parallel education.
Narayanan Nair , Nanu Nair and Parameswaran Nair were the members.
Paramu Nair was Thirummu vaidyan (indigenous physiotherapist )
Narayanan Nair was a merchant. Now his son Tankappan Nair is
living in Kunneparambil.
Was the ancient Janmikudumbham of Kanam. Raghavan Nair is the
present Karanavar.His youngerson Rajan died on 17.7.2000 at the
age of 42.His sister was married to Narayanan Nair of Anickadu.
He was the "nilthezhuthu Aasan"of Kanam.He taught majority of people
in Kanam to write and read Malayalam.Unfortunately he had no child.
KRISHNA VILASOM (KAPPAYIL)
Nick named as "Kappayil Rajavu", Krishna Pillai took lands of
ArumughamPillai and Siarama Pillai on lease and cultivated.
Portions were returned. Krishna Pillai belonged to Kunneparambil.
He had a daughter in first wife .She lived in Vadakke Mlakkuzhy.
Krishna Pillai remarried from Nedumkunnam.
They had 5 sons and 3daughters Janaki Amma with husband Parameswaran Nair lived in
Cherukappallil. One daughter was married in Ponkunnam and another at Mundakkayam. Chinnamma was married to a Army man but he died I nearly age .She lives in Thonduvelil .She has one son Lal and is employed in Premier Tyres, Alway. Younger daughter Rajamma was married to Munshi Krishnan Nair of Anickadu NSSHS. Elder son Nanu Nair remained single Second Kuttappan Nair married from Kangazha and settled there .KK. Prabhakaran Nair, third son of Krishna Pillai is living in Krishna vilasom Kanam.
His younger brother K.K. Raghavan Nair (Aniyan ) with his wife Chellamma, (daughter Purayidathil Raghavan Nair), both were Teachers, are leading retired life in
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