123 Years back, he was the @incindia President and till date, the only Malayali who held the reins of Congress.
Sir C Sankaran Nair was born on this day in 1857, at Mankara, Kerala.
His early education began in the
Starting as an advocate in 1880, he became a leading member of the Madras Bar. Appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1890, he initiated the legislation leading to enactment of the Malabar Marriage Act of 1896. Participating in the
Ironically, his views found a support in an address to the Constituent Assembly by Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar who warned about “the grammar of anarchy” arising from non-cooperation and
The one dissenting juryman was Harold Laski.
As the jury’s verdict was not unanimous, Nair had option of fresh trial. He declined the opportunity; not trusting “another 12 English shopkeepers” to give him a different verdict.
Asked whether the verdict would tarnish his reputation, he replied: “If all the judges of the King’s Bench together were to hold me guilty
Nair can be best understood through the book C. Sankaran Nair written by KPS Menon, who had access to all his materials was first published in 1967. The volume is part of a series on #BuildersOfModernIndia dedicated to and as it claims,
On 24th April, 1934, C Sankaran Nair, the man of many visions, attained Mukti in Madras.
Sankaran Nair Jayanti