Kunjan Nambiar Smarakam:
Kunchan Smarakam, the memorial to poet Kunchan Nambiar (1700 -1770)was born at Kalakkath Tharavad in Killikurisimangalam near Ottapalam of Palakkad district. The dilapidated ancentral house was taken over by the Cultural department of kerala Gonernment in 1976, under the initiative of the late Chief Minister C. Achutha Menon.The government took over the ancestral house of Kunchan Nambiar and preserved it as a monument. Well-known diplomat K.P.S. Menon (senior) was the chairman of the first managing committee of the memorial.
Kunjan Nambiar Smaraka Kalapeedam will be turned into an independent institution for training in Thullal and allied art forms,The Kalapeethom, set up under Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, will function as an autonomous institution.