About P.Kesavadev

P. Kesavadev, the literary legend from the capital city of Kerala, Ananthapuri was born to Appu Pillai-Karthyayani Amma couple on July 21, 1904, at Kedamangalam, a small hamlet near North Paravur. Known by his literary double P.Kesavadev, he still lives in the minds of millions through his compendious, declamatory, pragmatic novels, dramas, short stories, films, autobiography and eloquent speeches. To his credit are the famous literary works Odayil Ninnu, Nadi, Bhrandalayam, Ethirppu (autobiography), Oru Sundariyude Athmakadha and the one that bagged the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award, Ayalkar. P.Kesavadev was the pioneer among the Malayalam writers who employed new norms in the content and characterization of Malayalam fiction. Also, Kesavadev along with Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer are considered the upholders of the progressive Malayalam Literature. From the pen of this prolific writer flowed relentlessly, the multifarious vocabulary which portraits the living of ordinary people.

Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev, his only son realized that medicine is his perfect metier and is now an internationally renowned diabetologist and also the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centres, Kerala.

About P.Kesavadev trust

P.Kesavadev Trust was formed in the year 2001 in the fond memory of the multi-faceted personality late P.Kesavadev. In the name of the soul who dedicated his life and writings to make the world listen to the voices of the necessitous, P.Kesavadev Trust is passionately involved in literary activities and charitable activities in the state of Kerala. As part of its charitable activities, P.Kesavadev Trust closely works with Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centres in supporting elderly patients, patients with diabetes and other economically challenged people with ailments.


1. Promote and popularize Malayalam language.

2. To continue and strengthen the vision of P.Kesavadev as the maker of modern Kerala and modern literature.

3. Annual P.Kesavadev awards: a major event.

4. Diabscreen Kerala P.Kesavadev Project: Fine screening, evaluation, education, training and treatment camp.

5. Providing treatment for poor patients especially orphaned elderly, children & adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

6. Promoting the use of Malayalam language in schools and colleges by sponsoring vernacular newspapers.

7. Organizing scientific programs on diabetes and allied illness, geriatrics, hypertension, heart diseases for the scientific community.

8. Conducting educational events and courses for professionals on diabetes and allied illness.

9. Organizing state wide World Diabetes Day awareness activities annually.

10. Participating in scientific research related to diabetes and allied diseases aiming at promotion of health, prolonged longevity with better quality of life strictly adhering to national and international regulations.

11. Publishing and distributing educational materials, health related news letters, literary works etc.

12. Counseling services for all categories.


P.Kesavadev Trust, to be socially accountable, extends its helping hands to support the poor and the needy through its CSR activities, philanthropy, and volunteer efforts in the field of health care and education.

Visit our site not to miss an opportunity to give the touch of care to the deprived. For making a donation online via secure portal please follow the instructions as below.

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Executive Board

Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev
Managing Trustee
Smt.Seethalekshmi Dev
Dr. George Onakur
Mrs. Sunitha Jothydev
Mr. Jayapalan Nair A
Mrs. Jayasree Lally,
Dr. Arun Shankar
Ms. Gopika Krishnan

Contact Us


P.Kesavadev Trust, Lekshmy Nilayam, Kesavadev Road, Trivandrum. PIN: 695012

Phone Number

Mob:+91 9496246200