List of Ezhavas
Ezhava is a caste-based community of Kerala, India. They are also known as Ilhava, Irava, Izhava and Erava in the south of the region; as Chovas, Chokons Chekons and Chogons in Central Travancore; and as Tiyyas, Thiyyas and Theeyas in Malabar.
The following is a list of some prominent personalities who were born in the Ezhava caste.
- Narayana Guru
- Bodhananda Swamikal
- Nataraja Guru
- Karunakara Guru
- Nitya Chaitanya Yati
- Vagbhatananda Gurudevar
- Kumaran Asan – also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Asan
- Muloor S. Padmanabha Panicker – poet and a prominent social reform activist
- C. V. Kunhiraman – founder of Kerala Kaumudi, journalist
- O. V. Vijayan, Indian author (Khasakkinte Itihasam) and cartoonist
- C. Kesavan – Former Chief Minister of former princely state of Travancore-Cochin
- R. Sankar – former Chief Minister of Kerala
- V. M. Sudheeran
- Vayalar Ravi – Former Union Cabinet Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
- Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker, original name Kallassery Velayudha Chekavar
- Padmanabhan Palpu
- T. K. Madhavan
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