Ottapalam is a town in Ottapalam taluk, Palakkad district, India. Chinakathoor Pooram, an event held every year at Chinakkathoor Temple in Palappuram near Ottapalam, is one of the famous festivals in Kerala. Ottapalam was once part of the Valluvanad Swaroopam dynasty. Valluvanad was a late medieval feudal state in; the state extended from the Bharathapuzha River in the south to the town of Pandalur in the north during its height in the early Middle Ages. In the west, it was bound by the Arabian Sea at the port Ponnani, while in the east its reach ended at the Attappadi Hills. According to local legends, the last Later Chera ruler gave a vast quantity of land in South Malabar to one of their governors, Valluvakkonithiri, before leaving on a hajj. Valluvakkonithiri was given the last Later Chera ruler's shield to defend himself from the sword given to Samoothiri of Kozhikode, another governor, as a gift from the departing ruler; the Vellatiri rajas were hereditary enemies of the Samoothiri. Ottapalam is called as The New Film City of Kerala.
Ottapalam is located at 10.77°N 76.38°E / 10.77. It has an average elevation of 54 metres. Ottapalam is sub district of the Palakkad District. Over the last 10 years, the population growth has been 9.2%. The Town is listed in the top 18 most populous Urban Agglomeration In Kerala; the First Defence Park in India will be established in Ottapalam KINFRA industrial park. A film district is under discussion; the Ottapalam assembly constituency is part of Palakkad Lok Sabha constituency. The Palakkad-Shoranur State Highway passes through the town. Government buses as well as private bus services operate between Ottapalam and other major towns, such as Thrissur, Mannarkkad, Guruvayoor, Chelakkara The town is served by the Ottapalam railway station, which lies between Palakkad and Shoranur Junction on the Jolarpettai–Shoranur line. Seventy-four Indian Railways trains stop at the station. Ottapalam is host to many educational institutes; the GHSS Ottapalam East was established in 1940. The following people were either born in and/or are residents of Ottapalam: Dr K G Raveendran - The most renowned physician and Medical Director & Vice Chairman of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy & Research Institute, physician to former President of India and Prime Minister.
Ottapalam Pappan, Malayalam Drama and Film Actor Gautham Menon, Tamil Film director Stephen Devassy, pianist Lal Jose, Malayalam film director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, Malayalam film director Bhaskar Menon, first Indian to head a multinational corporation, chairman of Lever Brothers K. P. S. Menon, first Foreign Secretary of India, he served pre-independence India as an Agent-General to China M. G. K. Menon, former Union Minister and Scientific Adviser in the Rajiv Gandhi administration Lt. General Candeth, was a prominent Lieutenant General in the Indian army Shivshankar Menon, 4th National Security Advisor and 26th foreign secretary V. P. Menon, seniormost Indian officer in pre-independence British India administration M. K. Narayanan, the former chief of the Intelligence Bureau and former National Security Adviser K. Sankaran Nair, former director of Research and Analysis Wing and former High Commissioner of India to Singapore C. Venkataraman Sundaram, former director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research and Padma Bhushan recipient The following are some important pilgrim centres in Ottapalam: Chinakkathoor Temple, Goddess kali Kalakkath Bavanam, Ottapalam Municipality official site GHSS Ottapalam East
Johnson was an Indian film score composer and music director who has given music to some of the most important motion pictures of Malayalam cinema, including those for Koodevide, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Njan Gandharvan, Ponthan Mada, Bhoothakkannadi. Regarded as one of the finest composers in the industry, he was noted for his lyrical and expressive melodies together with simple but rich tonal compositions of thematic music. Johnson is Kerala State Film Awards five times, he started his career as an assistant to G. Devarajan in the 1970s, debuted as an independent composer in late seventies with Aaravam, he was a recurrent collaborator for directors Padmarajan, Sathyan Anthikkad, T. V. Chandran, Lohithadas, Balachandra Menon and Mohan, he has composed music for more than 300 Malayalam films, the most by any composer except for Devarajan. He was the first Music Director from Malayalam cinema to be honored with the National Award.
He died of a heart attack in Chennai on 18 August 2011. Johnson was born in Nellikkunnu near Trichur in the state of Travancore-Cochin, on 26 March 1953, his father was a bank employee. His secondary education was at St. Thomas School in Trichur. Johnson was a singer in the choir of Nellikkunnu St. Sebastian's Church, he obtained training in harmonium from his colleagues during this early periods itself. He used to sing in youth festivals and musical shows and joined the orchestra team of some local troupes and played harmonium in many concerts, he used to sing in female voice in ganamelas. In 1968, Johnson and his friends formed. Johnson was the main instrumentalist in the club where he played wide varieties of instruments – guitar, flute and violin. Within a few years, the club became one of the most sought after musical troupes in Kerala, had more than fifty members; this club used to give accompaniment music to playback singers Jayachandran and Madhuri in their musical shows. It was Jayachandran who introduced Johnson to G. Devarajan, one of the most prolific composers of South Indian cinema then.
Devarajan adopted Johnson and brought him to Chennai in 1974. Johnson bought an accordion, during this period, from R. K. Shekhar, began assisting Devarajan in filmscoring and composing. Johnson began his independent career by composing the film scores of Bharathan's Aaravam and Chamaram, he composed his first soundtracks for the film Inaye Thedi, debut film of director turned still photographer Antony Eastman and actress Silk Smitha. It was Devarajan himself. Came Bharathan's Parvathi and Balachandra Menon's Premageethangal. Premageethangal was a notable success with four of its songs – "Swapnam Verumoru Swapnam", "Nee Nirayoo Jeevanil", "Muthum Mudipponnum" and "Kalakalamozhi" attaining cult status, he came to prominence through his collaboration with Malayalam director Padmarajan. Koodevide was their first venture, which had one of the most famous songs of Johnson "Aadivaa Kaatte", a pathbreaking song in Malayalam music history, it was one of the first songs in Malayalam to so many western classical elements.
The song was born out of Padmarajan's need for a western song for his innovative film. Song composition took place in Chennai. Another notable feature of this song was the lyrics by O. N. V. Kurup, who for the first time wrote lyrics for a pre-composed song. Johnson worked for 17 films including his last film Njan Gandharvan; this productive collaboration saw the detailed screenplay and cinematography of Padmarajan become a fertile ground for expressive musical narration and thematic scores for Johnson. This is seen like Nombarathipoovu. Another notable collaboration of Johnson was with director Sathyan Anthikkad, with whom he associated in 25 films, he was able to provide some of his most popular songs with Anthikkad and this combo is accepted to be one of the greatest director-composer collaborations in Malayalam cinema. Acclaimed Malayalam director Bharathan collaborated with him in multiple films including Parvathy, Ormakkayi, Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Ente Upasana, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, Malootty and Churam.
His major other collaborations with directors include Mohan, Sibi Malayil, Lohithadas (Bhoothakkannadi and Balachandra Menon. He is noted for his collaboration with the Malayalam lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, their association began in 1989 with Sathyan Anthikkad's social satire Varavelpu. Most of Johnson's notable works were in early nineties. In 1991, he scored a record number of 31 films, including 29 with Kaithapram. Johnson won National awards for two consecutive years, he won his first National Award in 1994 for the motion picture Ponthan Mada. The next year he got his second award for Sukrutham. Both the awards were for the background score in films. After an successful career of more than a decade, Johnson took a sabbatical from film scoring by the end of the
K. J. Yesudas
Kattassery Joseph Yesudas is an Indian musician and playback singer. Yesudas sings Indian classical and cinematic songs, he has recorded in a number of Indian languages, including Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu as well as Arabic, English and Russian, during a career spanning more than five decades. Yesudas has performed in most Indian languages except for Punjabi, Assamese and Kashmiri, he has composed a number of Malayalam film songs during the 1970s and 1980s. Yesudas won the National Award for the Best Male Playback Singer record eight times, the Filmfare Awards five times, the State Award for the Best Playback Singer forty-three times, including awards given by the state governments of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1977, the Padma Bhushan in 2002, the Padma Vibhushan in 2017 by the Government of India for his contributions towards the arts. In 2011 Yesudas was honoured with the CNN-IBN outstanding achievement award having recorded over 50,000 songs in a five-decade career.
In 2006, he sang 16 film songs in four South Indian languages on the same day at AVM Studio, Chennai. K. J. Yesudas was born in Kochi, in the erstwhile Kingdom of Cochin, in a Latin Catholic Christian family to late Augustine Joseph and late Elizabeth Joseph, his father, a well-known Malayalam classical musician and stage actor, was his first guru. Yesudas was the eldest of five children, was followed by three younger brothers and a younger sister, he started his academic music training at R. L. V. Music Academy, Thrippunithura, he studied at Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram under the tutelage of the carnatic music maestro late Sh. K. R. Kumaraswamy Iyer and the late Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer but could not complete his studies due to financial constraints. For a brief period, he studied music under Sri Vechur Harihara Subramania Iyer, after which he took advanced training from Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, he completed the Ganabooshanam course at R. L. V. Music Academy, Thripunithura and continued studies at Sree Swathithirunal Music Academy, Trivandrum under the tutelage of the carnatic music maestro late Sh.
K. R. Kumaraswamy Iyer. In 2011 Yesudas completed his 50 years as a playback singer. Yesudas recorded his first popular song Jaathi Bhedam Matha Dwesham on 14 November 1961. However, his first popular song was'Attention Penne Attention', which he sang for a Malayalam film with Santha P. Nair, a veteran singer of that time, thus began his career in playback singing which included the Malayalam movie Kaalpadukal and Tamil and Kannada movies thereafter. He got the first major break with the hit Malayalam film named Bharya. In 1967, he sang hit songs in the composition of M. S. Baburaj for the film Udhyogastha directed by P. Venu, he sang in Tamil for Bommai first, but the first released movie was Konjum Kumari. In 1965, he was invited by the Soviet Union government to perform at music concerts in various cities in the USSR and sang a Russian song over Radio Kazakhstan; the trio of Salil and Prem Nazir entered the Malayalam Cinema Industry of the 1970s. In 1970 he was nominated to head the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy and was the youngest person to occupy the post.
After a decade of singing in South Indian movies, Yesudas got a break in Bollywood in the early 1970s. The first Hindi song he sang was for the movie Jai Jawan Jai Kissan, but the first released movie was Chhoti Si Baat, which resulted in his becoming popular for singings songs like "Jaaneman Jaaneman", he has sung Hindi songs for many leading actors in Hindi cinema including Amitabh Bachchan, Amol Palekar and Jeetendra. He has sung many evergreen Hindi film songs for music directors including Ravindra Jain, Bappi Lahiri, Khayyam and Salil Chowdhury. Yesudas' most popular Hindi songs are with music given by Ravindra Jain. On 14 November 1999, Yesudas was presented with an honorary award by UNESCO for "Outstanding Achievements in Music and Peace" at the "Music for Peace" event in Paris.a concert held to mark the dawn of the new millennium and whose attendees included artistes such as Lionel Richie, Ray Charles, Montserrat Caballé, Zubin Mehta. In 2001 he sang for album Ahimsa in Sanskrit and English and in a mix of styles including new-age and Carnatic.
In his music concerts in the Middle East he sings Arabic songs in the Carnatic style. He serves as a cultural ambassador for India through his performances abroad, promoting Indian music. In 2009 Yesudas began a cross-country musical campaign against terrorism in Thiruvananthapuram, with the motto'Music For Peace'. Kavita Karkare, wife of Hemant Karkare, handed over the torch to Yesudas to mark the launch of the'Shanthi Sangeetha Yatra'. Yesudas has performed for 36 times in the 36-year-old Soorya Music festival organised by Soorya Krishnamoorthy. Yesudas is married to Prabha at Santa Cruze Basillica Kochi, they have three sons, Vinod and Vishal. Their second son Vijay Yesudas is a musician who won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2007 and 2013. Sree Narayana Guru’s great message, "One religion and One God for all humanity", influenced young Yesudas in his dealings with his fellow men, he had his own heroes among the musicians too. Mohammed Rafi, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Balamurali Krishna are the ones he admires the most.
Yesudas has been visiting Kollur Mookambika temple, Karnataka on his birthday to sing keerthans of Saraswati devi, the Goddess of knowledge and the arts. Th
Mohanlal Viswanathan, known mononymously as Mohanlal, is an Indian actor and playback singer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has had a prolific career spanning four decades, during which he has acted in more than 300 films. In addition to Malayalam, he has appeared in other regional Indian films. Mohanlal made his acting debut as a teenager in the Malayalam film Thiranottam in 1978, but the film was delayed in its release for 25 years due to censorship issues, his screen debut was in the 1980 romance film Manjil Virinja Pookkal, in which he played the villain. In the following years, he played antagonistic characters in several films and rose to supporting roles. Towards the mid-1980s, he established himself as a leading actor and gained stardom after starring in a series of commercially successful films in 1986. Mohanlal prefers to work in Malayalam films, but he has appeared in some Hindi, Tamil and Kannada films; some of his best known non-Malayalam films include the Tamil political drama Iruvar, the Hindi crime drama Company and the Telugu action film Janatha Garage.
Mohanlal has received five National Film Awards—two Best Actor, a Special Jury Mention and a Special Jury Award for acting, an award for Best Feature Film nine Kerala State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South and numerous other accolades. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2001 and Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour in 2019, for his contributions to Indian cinema. In 2009, he became the first and only actor to be awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army of India, he received honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in 2010 and from the University of Calicut in 2018. Mohanlal Viswanathan was born in the village of Elanthoor in the Pathanamthitta district, Kerala on 21 May 1960, he is the youngest child of Viswanathan Nair, a former bureaucrat and law secretary with the Kerala Government, Santhakumari. He had an elder brother named Pyarelal. Mohanlal grew up in Mudavanmugal at his paternal home in Thiruvananthapuram.
He studied at Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram. Mohanlal's first role was as a sixth grader for a stage play called Computer Boy, in which he played a ninety-year-old man. During 1977 and 1978 he was the Kerala state wrestling champion. Mohanlal made his acting debut in 1978 with the film Thiranottam, produced and made by Mohanlal and his friends—Maniyan Pilla Raju, Suresh Kumar, Priyadarshan, Ravi Kumar and a few others. Mohanlal played a mentally disabled servant. Due to some issues with censorship, the film was not released on time, it took 25 years to release the film. In 1980, Mohanlal was cast in the lead antagonist role in Manjil Virinja Pookkal – the directorial debut of Fazil; the film became a major success. Mohanlal's friends had sent his application in response to an advertisement released by Navodaya Studio, he auditioned for the role in front of a panel.
Displeased with his appearance, two of them gave him poor marks, but Fazil and Jijo Appachan gave him 90 and 95 marks out of 100. In an interview with Reader's Digest in 2004, Mohanlal said that his looks as a young man might have fit the villain's image. By 1983, Mohanlal was credited in more than 25 feature films, most of them had him playing negative roles. Films such as Ente Mohangal Poovaninju, Visa, Kaliyil Alpam Karyam, Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku, Engane Nee Marakkum and Sreekrishna Parunthu changed his image. Through Sasikumar's Ivide Thudangunnu, he became a successful hero with a "good heart". Mohanlal played his first comic lead role in an ensemble cast in the 1984 comedy Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, directed by Priyadarshan, as a young man in love with a girl whom he mistakenly believes to be rich, it marked the beginning of the Mohanlal-Priyadarshan duo, who as of 2016, have worked together in 44 films. In 1985, he recorded a song for the film Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil. Uyarangalil, Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu, Boeing Boeing and Aram + Aram = Kinnaram were some of his films in this period.
During this period, Mohanlal played different roles in films "made by the great masters", such as G. Aravindan, Hariharan, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Padmarajan and Lohithadas. Mohanlal, along with actor and scriptwriter Sreenivasan, who played his sidekick in several films, showcased the angst of unemployed, educated Malayali youth forced to adapt to hostile environments in many realistic social satires, some of which were written by Sreenivasan himself. In 1986, he starred in T. P. Balagopalan M. A. directed by Sathyan Anthikad, for which he received his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. He portrayed an unemployed young man, his performance in Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam as a harassed house-owner won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in the same year. Mohanlal was given the status of a new Malayalam superstar by the public after the box office success of Rajavinte Makan, in which he played an underworld don, Vincent Gomez, he starred in the tragedy Thalavattom, playing Vinod, a young man who becomes mentally ill upon witnessing his girlfriend's death.
He played the role of Solomon in Padmarajan's Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal. Mohanlal's association with Padmarajan was well noted, because their films told stories which were well and truly
The Times of India
The Times of India is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India still in circulation, albeit under different names since its first edition published in 1838, it is the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation after the Bombay Samachar. Near the beginning of the 20th century, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, called The Times of India "the leading paper in Asia". In 1991, the BBC ranked The Times of India among the world's six best newspapers, it is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report 2012, The Times of India was ranked 88th among India's most-trusted brands. In 2017, the newspaper was ranked 355th; the Times of India issued its first edition on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
The paper published Wednesdays and Saturdays under the direction of Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist, contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. J. E. Brennan was its first editor. In 1850, it began to publish daily editions. In 1860, editor Robert Knight bought the Indian shareholders' interests, merged with rival Bombay Standard, started India's first news agency, it wired Times dispatches to papers across the country and became the Indian agent for Reuters news service. In 1861, he changed the name from the Bombay Times and Standard to The Times of India. Knight fought for a press free of prior restraint or intimidation resisting the attempts by governments, business interests, cultural spokesmen and led the paper to national prominence. In the 19th century, this newspaper company employed more than 800 people and had a sizeable circulation in India and Europe. Subsequently, The Times of India saw its ownership change several times until 1892 when an English journalist named Thomas Jewell Bennett along with Frank Morris Coleman acquired the newspaper through their new joint stock company, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Sir Stanley Reed edited The Times of India from 1907 until 1924 and received correspondence from the major figures of India such as Mahatma Gandhi. In all he lived in India for fifty years, he was respected in the United Kingdom as an expert on Indian current affairs. He christened Jaipur as "the Pink City of India". Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd was sold to sugar magnate Ramkrishna Dalmia of the then-famous industrial family, the Dalmiyas, for Rs 20 million in 1946, as India was becoming independent and the British owners were leaving. In 1955 the Vivian Bose Commission of Inquiry found that Ramkrishna Dalmia, in 1947, had engineered the acquisition of the media giant Bennett Coleman & Co. by transferring money from a bank and an insurance company of which he was the Chairman. In the court case that followed, Ramkrishna Dalmia was sentenced to two years in Tihar Jail after having been convicted of embezzlement and fraud, but for most of the jail term he managed to spend in hospital. Upon his release, his son-in-law, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, to whom he had entrusted the running of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. rebuffed his efforts to resume command of the company.
In the early 1960s, Shanti Prasad Jain was imprisoned on charges of selling newsprint on the black market. And based on the Vivian Bose Commission's earlier report which found wrongdoings of the Dalmia – Jain group, that included specific charges against Shanti Prasad Jain, the Government of India filed a petition to restrain and remove the management of Bennett and Company. Based on the pleading, Justice directed the Government to assume control of the newspaper which resulted in replacing half of the directors and appointing a Bombay High Court judge as the Chairman. Following the Vivian Bose Commission report indicating serious wrongdoings of the Dalmia–Jain group, on 28 August 1969, the Bombay High Court, under Justice J. L. Nain, passed an interim order to disband the existing board of Bennett Coleman and to constitute a new board under the Government; the bench ruled that "Under these circumstances, the best thing would be to pass such orders on the assumption that the allegations made by the petitioners that the affairs of the company were being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest and to the interests of the Company are correct".
Following that order, Shanti Prasad Jain ceased to be a director and the company ran with new directors on board, appointed by the Government of India, with the exception of a lone stenographer of the Jains. Curiously, the court appointed D K Kunte as Chairman of the Board. Kunte had no prior business experience and was an opposition member of the Lok Sabha. In 1976, during the Emergency in India, the Government transferred ownership of the newspaper back to Ashok Kumar Jain; the Jains too landed themselves in various money laundering scams and Ashok Kumar Jain had to flee the country when the Enforcement Directorate pursued his case in 1998 for alleged violations of illegal transfer of funds to an overseas account in Switzerland. On 26 June 1975, the day after India declared a state of emergency, the Bombay edition of The Times of India carried an entry in its obituary column that read "D. E. M. O'Cracy, beloved husband of T. Ruth, father of L. I. Bertie, brother of Faith and Justice expired on 25 June".
The move was a critique of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's 21-month st
Mathew Mullasseril Alex, popularly known as Dr. M. M. Alex was a South Indian actor and a Human Life Scientist, he was known for starring in blockbuster Malayalam films, "Rajavinte Makan" and "Thoovanathumbikal" A career actor turned scientist, Alex had produced more than 220 documentaries and digitisations on World Peace, Tourism, Health Systems and Human Rights. He was the founder of Vedik India Society and The Institute of Ancient Integrative Therapies Research, he served as the jury member for the National Film Awards. Alex was honoured the "Ambassador of Peace Award" by Universal Peace Federation and "Samskrita Mitra" award by the Government of India, he was the president of Samskrita Bharathi – Tamil Nadu. Dr. M. M. Alex died from a cardiac arrest on 23 June 2015, aged 56. Dr. Alex was born in Kerala, he was the son of a Health officer and Ammini Alex, a panchayat officer. He grew up in Kottayam with his elder brother Shaji M Alex and younger sister Saji M Alex, he graduated from CMS College Kottayam, before starting his career as an actor.
Alex debuted as a student leader. The film starred Suresh Gopi, it was directed by Thampi Kannanthanam. He continued to reprise the same role in Makkal En Pakkam, his flair for playing a villain bagged him roles in more than 60 films. He was well noted for his role as "Babu" in the successful film, "Thoovanathumbikal" starring Mohan Lal and directed by Padmarajan, his role as an antagonist gained him wide publicity. He concluded his acting career with the Malayalam film "Parampara" directed by Sibi Malayil. Though it was at the peak of his acting career, Alex decided to quit and enter the field of science and spirituality. Dr. M. M. Alex received an honorary doctorate in Indology and alternative medicine from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he founded the Non- Profit Organisations Vedik-India Society, E-Ducatus Foundation, Institute of Ancient Integrative Therapies and Research with his wife, Anitha Alex. He travelled extensively and digitized India district wise to promote Indian culture around the world.
He developed a massive database on 250 common ailments and therapies from eastern disciplines like Ayurveda, Mantra, Sangeetha Sastra, Manas Ayurveda and Gandharva Veda. He worked on merging modern and ancient medical therapies by creating a digital database on medical aspects of various alternative forms of treatment."When it comes to health and health care, we are ignorant. Self realisation about the ancient systems of healing and good living combined with contemporary medicines can help improve the quality of life." His work involved a comprehensive and integrated understanding of many systems and modules that operate in the fields of - Western medical care and research (e.g. diagnostics, current pharmacological/surgical therapies and clinical discovery/trials methodology. Life sciences. Traditional Indian medical therapies. Astrophysics and their impact on human biology. Current high-impact lifestyle/psychological/psycho-social/environmental issues. With the craft and credibility from the film industry, Alex produced more than 220 documentaries ranging from World religion, tourism, Health systems and many other titles.
He continued to work on projects for the Tourism of other states during the 1990s. His notable works include the documentaries A Vision and Mission to Tirupati, ‘Alphabet of life’ and ‘A Pilgrimage to Holy Sabarimala’, it was one of the few documentaries screened in association with the National Film Development Corporation of India festival. Alex conducted a global tour with the support of the Union Department of Tourism, he helped organise the Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Kerala in 1992. Apart from research and tourism, Alex was a propagator of the Sanskrit language, he was the president of Tamil Nadu. The organisation aims to democratize and popularize Sanskrit language by encouraging the use of simple Sanskrit in everyday conversational texts. Alex was the Head of Sanskrit Academies and Research Institutes for the World Samskrit Book fair. Dr. Alex had invented a unique custom made audio module called ‘Alexonics’; each module is produced according to an individuals’ astrological profile resulting in a 93,312 file database.
The repeated listening to its vibrations can enhance and regulate the physiological as well as the psychological self. He had worked on this project with Late. Dr. Solomon Victor, Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam, Dr. B. M. Hegde and Dr. Sandeep, over a span of 25 years. With the ambition to spread world peace, Alex disseminated ‘Alexonics’ to a few world leaders and world pioneers, he was invited to deliver a talk on Alexonics for Ted.x at Delhi in 2010. The product will be available to the public soon. Dr. Alex conceived a unique ideology to depict the 27 Nakshatras as the wives of the moon in a set of 30 paintings, including those of the Sun god, Moon god and the Cosmic Serpent; the paintings are based on the Samhitas, Vedas, Meta-physics and Bio- physics. These are to be auctioned soon, he was the Judge for the Malayala Manorama’s 3rd Annual Pookalam Festival along with his wife, Anitha Alex September 2005 Chief guest of the World Sanskrit Day Function held on August 2008. Delivered a lecture on ‘Good Health Today with Modern and Ancient Therapies’ at the India Habitat Centre, May 2009 Conducted a 28-day Agnihotra Yagna for World Peace in July 2009.
Delivered a lecture on ‘Impac