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Anakkara Vadakkath Tharavadu

The video is of Anakkara Vadakkath Tharavadu, the residence of freedom fighter and Congress leader late A.V. Kuttimalu Amma. She and her husband late K. Madhava Menon were among the pioneers of the freedom movement under the leadership of the Congress party.

Freedom fighter and member of the Constituent Assembly of India late Ammu Swaminathan (1874-1978) is also a member of this family. Lakshmi Sahgal or Captain Laxmi, an ex-officer of the Indian National Army, is another illustrious member of the Anakkara Vadakkath family. All India Democratic Women’s Association president Subhashini Ali is the daughter of Captain Laxmi. 

Yet another famous member of the family is Mrinalini Sarabhai, renowned classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. Ms. Sarabhai is the widow of Vikram Sarabhai, father of the Indian Space Programme. Her daughter Mallika Sarabhai is an activist and Indian classical dancer.      

The Anakkara Vadakkath family home is in Palakkad district of Kerala.