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Friday, October 10, 2014


(Kerala Diary's Kottayam Part-II is given below by Mr. Aju Chacko.Very interesting and informative article.Thanks.)New World


1]. The Sri K R Narayanan, the first keralite to become the President of India born in Kottayam District.
2] Justice K.G.BALAKRISHNAN is the first keralite who became chief justice of India also hails form Kottayam district
3]Kottayam also given birth to DR.E.C.G.SUDARSHANAN, who is the first malayali to won prestigious THIRD WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCE Award in Physics and who was nominated for NOBEL PRIZE 6 times.
4] Kottayam has given birth to MAMOOTY, The actor who has won three BHARATH awards. Who along with KAMALA HASSAN holds the record of winning the BHARATH most times.
5] SISTER ALPHONSA who was born in kottayam, is the first Indian, who was canonised as a Catholic saint
6] MR.SANTHOSH GEORGE KULANGARA, who is the first Indian space tourist born in Kottayam
7] MISS. PARVATHI OMANAKUTTAN is the first malayali to became the runner up in world beauty contest also hails from Kottayam
8] MRS.ARUNDHATI ROY is the first Indian citizen to win the prestigious booker prize was born in Kottayam.
9] Kottayam is the first town in India, selected to be transformed as an Eco City
10] Kottayam district also became the first tobacco free districts in India
11] Apart from KANNUR & ALEPPY, KOTTAYAM also given birth to two chief ministers of Kerala (P.K.VASUDEVAN NAIR & OOMEN CHANDY)

12]. Kottayam is also a gateway to the famous pilgrim centers like Sabrimala, Manarcadu church, Puthupally church, Aruvitharapally,Panchikkadu temple,Mannanam church,Ettumanoor temple, Bharanaganam alphonsa shrine,Vennimala temple,Erumeli Vavarupally &Vimalagiri church which is having the highest church tower in kerala

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