Sardar Chandroth Memorial Trust is a voluntary organization in the forefront
of social service in Kerala. It was formed in 1999 to immortalize the name of great
patriot Sardar Chandroth Kunhiraman Nair through multifarious activities aimed at
attaining desirable social changes. The Trust has a work force of three thousand
members devoted to socio-cultural activities and leading to the affirmation of the
eternal values of our country.
A short Profile
Sardar Chandroth Kunhiraman Nair was born at Thalasserry on 5th
June 1900. He served in the British Army for ten years and received the title of
'Sardar' for his excellent services during the First World War. As a protest against
the hanging of Bhagath Singh, he resigned from the army and joined the Congress.
While addressing a public meeting at Thalasserry beach on 4th February 1932 he was
arrested and brutally beaten by the police. After four months of imprisonment he
was released from jail. He led a procession to Calicut and was again sentenced for
six months imprisonment. He raised a fund for the Harijan- Welfare and handed over
to Gaandhiji. During the function Gandhiji very affectionately addressed him 'Sardar'.
He later adorned the post of the president of Kottayam Taluk Congress Committee,
President of North Malabar district Congress Committee, KPCC Member and captain
of Kerala Pradesh Sevadal. With the other Congress leaders he led the famous 'Pattini
Jatha' from Kannur to Madras across Kanchipuram and was again arrested. Later he
joined the Communist Party. From 1939 he was held as a detinue. When released in
1945 he returned to congress party. He passed away in December 1964.