Mannathu Padmanabhan Pillai
V. T. Bhattathiripad
Kuriakose Elias Chavara
A K Gopalan
PoykayilJohannan (also called as Poikayil Kumara Guru Devan) known as Poykayil
Appachan alias Poykayil Kumara Guru Devan.
Johannan was born 17 February 1879 at Eraviperoor, Pathanamthitta.
In 1909, Johannan left Christianity and started his own Dalit liberation movement named PrathyakshaRakshaDaivaSabha (PRDS).
Johannan was also a member of the Dalit advocacy group SadhujanaParipalanaSangham (SJPS).
which had been founded in 1905 by another Dalit leader of Kerala, Ayyankali.
Johannan was also twice nominated, in the years 1921 and 1931, to the SreeMoolamPrajaSabha.
Johannan died on 29 June 1939 at the age of 61.
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