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Has a history of 2500 years .They were settlers in Choornikkara, where there was a big pearl industry during the Guptha period. Chourneyam, the artificial pearl of this area is mentioned in Koutilya's Arthasaasthra.

The ancestors were devotees of Rajarajeswary ,as Srividya,with her 2 twin Maathangis, one black (kaali) and the other golden white (Suvarna gouri) They left their home in 1790 when Tipu Sultan and Zamorin attacked Kochi. One of the women from the family was wedded to Kanmanath Unni and she settled in Edakkulam, near Chandanakkavu (birthplace of Melpathur Narayanabhattathiri). Her younger sister was married to the Raja of Eliyangad (the oldest ruling clan of Kerala-the Mooshakavansa) and she settled in Punnayurkulam, and Dr Suvarna Nalapat belongs to this branch of the family.

Family tree.(from 1790)

Vishnu (converted to Christianity) kunji*married kanmanath unni) lakshmi married kandantheva sankaran theva(eliankattu raja)

Lakshmy's Daughter kunji married marumakan raja of eliankadu. Had 3 children Govindamenon lakshmikkutty,kunjukkutty

Lakshmikutty married kaattumaadam and had 3 children-paruamma,madhavi amma and Ammalu(the first recorded poet of the family who lived as Radha,unmarried,and writing krishna poems)

Madhaviamma married Aamayur mannur Purushothaman namboothiri and gave birth to the great philosopher poet Nalapat Narayanamenon in 1887,He did not have children.

Kunjukkutty married punnathur kottayil raja.Had one daughter Ammukutty,married to chiralayam kunjuraja-one daughter kalyanikutty(kochu)married to chittanjur kunjunni raja.

This couple had 2 children Balamani Amma and Ammini amma.

Kamaladas is the second daughter of Balamani Amma and Dr suvarna nalapat is the second daughter of AmminiAmma.