Ezhava Leader KC Kuttan was the first Malayalee to embrace Sikhism on April 1936 in Amritsar.
Why did they convert? The OBC Ezhavas and Dalits were not allowed to enter the Temples in Kerala. Temple entry agitation began in 1890's.
The newly converted girl aged 12 was given a new name - Narendra Kaur.
This declaration is called as ‘Temple Entry Proclamation
The family of KC Kuttan hailed from Cherthala. One of the first converts S. Kirpal Singh (Alias Sanku Raghavan) migrated to Madras.