Penang Padmanabha Pillai

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Padmanabha Pillai

Immediate Family:

Husband of Karthiyayini Amma
Father of Satyapalan Nair; Dharampal Nair and Ravindran Nair

Occupation: Planter in Malaysia
Managed by: Anilkumar Nair Puthalath
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About Penang Padmanabha Pillai

Malaya Cottage' has a special place in the history of Malayalam cinema. It was a grooming ground for some of the most popular stars in the industry. Situated at Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram, the mansion was home to Penang Padmanabha Pillai, a planter who worked in Malaysia.

Pillai had six children, all boys. Karthiyayini Amma, his wife, had a liking for girls and would invite home her nieces, one of whom she eventually adopted. A great lover of dance and music, Karthiyayini Amma made arrangements for the girls to learn dance at Malaya Cottage

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