Kottakkal Kanaran Gurukkal

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Kottakkal Kanaran Gurukkal
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Kottakkal Kanaran Gurukkal , the guru (master) of CV Narayanan Nair
Died1938 (aged 83–84)

Kottakkal Kanaran Gurukkal (1854 - 1938) was the pioneer in reviving kalaripayattu after it was being banned by British. He was the master of C. V. Narayanan Nair, a kalari practitioner who helped in spreading kalaripayattu around India.[1][2][3][4]

Kottakkal Kanaran Gurukkal had wandered southern India to learn different techniques of kalaripayattu and other martial arts including wrestling. He sold many acres of land to finance his wanderings.} He was the pioneer in reviving kalaripayattu in the 19th century.


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  2. "C. V. Narayanan Nair and his Kerala Kalari Sangham, Thalasseri".
  3. Gopalakrishnan, K. K. (10 February 2011). "King of Kalarippayattu". The Hindu.
  4. "Kalari Kovilakom | Martial Arts Kerala | Kalaripayattu Academy - C.V.N Kalari Sangam".

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