Pulleri Illathu Madhusoodanan Thangal
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Pulleri Illathu Madhusudana Thangal (August 18, 1900 – November 1, 1970) was a local landlord during British rule who controlled much of the land in Mattanur. Born in Pulleri Illum, Mattanur, he was a member of the Madras Legislative Council from the year 1929 to 1934, representing the landlords of Malabar. During this time he was also nominated as a member of Military Advisory Board. His landholdings covered 18 villages in and around Mattanur.
As the president of the Yogakshema Sabha in 1932-33, he was involved with the Namboothiri Bill; Temple-entry resolution; Hindu Divorce Bill; Hindu Charitable Institutions; Improvement to women's quarters set up; Resolution for reducing taxes; Civil Marriage Act. As a social reformer his contributions towards the upliftment of the downtrodden was recognized and appreciated by Mahatma Gandhi.