R. Sankara Narayana Thampi
(Born: September 30, 1911 Alleppey, Died: November 2, 1989) was a freedom fighter, Indian National Congress
activist and served as the First Speaker
of the Kerala Legislative Assembly from April, 1957 to July, 1959.
Sankara Narayana Thampi was born on September 30, 1911 at Pallana village in the Alleppey
district of Kerala
to Rama Varma Raja of Ennakad palace, Mavelikkara and Thankamma Kettillammafrom Pandavath,pallana.
Thampi graduated from The University College, Trivandrum
and took a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Trivandrum Law College. He established practise as a lawyer at his father's place in Mavelikkara. During his barrister years he got involved in the freedom struggle and took an active part in the Harijan
Freedom Struggle Days
In 1938, Shri. Narayana Thampi became an active member of the All Travancore Youth League and got elected in its Working Committee. He joined the State Congress in the same year.
In August, 1938 he was arrested on charges of participation in the Youth League activities and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. In association with the Malabar Socialist Party he organised various anti-war activities during the Second World War
He was elected Vice President of All Travancore Coir Factory Worker's Union and was fined Rs.1000 and imprisoned for 2 years for allegedly making provocative speeches at Punnapra which resulted in mass rebellion.
Disillusioned by the Congress, Shri. Thampi... Read More