Shri. A.K. Gopalan, Chairman & Founder Secretary with few other friends who were eminent literary figures and those deeply interested in public affairs decided to start and establish an independent memorial to Mahakavi Kumaran Asan in the city of Madras. It was primarily started to promote Malayalam Literary culture. The Asan Memorial Association (regd.) Madras was established on June13th 1965, with Shri. M.P.Damodaran as President, Dr. S.K. Nayar as Vice President, Shri A.K. Gopalan as Secretary and Shri. K.C. Abraham as Treasurer. At a time when it was difficult for Malayalees and other linguistic minorities to get admissions to well-known schools for their children, on a suggestion by Dr. S.K. Nayar a school in the memory of Mahakavi Kumaran Asan was decided to open. On 28th May 1966, the Kerala Government officially leased the 3 acres of land in "Cochin House" to the Association for a period of 99 years.
A hands-on administrator in charge of all the institutions under the Asan Memorial Association, Dr.Gautham Babu is an eminent dentist. A strict, but fair administrator, he has been instrumental inRead more