His initial forays were as a teacher, teaching at Cannanore and also at the BEM high school in Calicut, but he had much bigger ideas, moving on as tutor in the Madras Christian College, a more prestigious institution. While at Madras, he also studied and graduated in law in 1888, and dabbled with writing to write the aforesaid short story.
Some of the earliest shareholders included Kunjukuttan Thanmpuran, PS Warrier (Arya Vaidya Sala), K Raman Nair, AVG Menon etc. The cheque books and safes came from Germany and armed guards were appointed for security. Appu Nedungadi was the managing director and he concentrated on the bank’s affairs after he left his position as public prosecutor during the depression years. In 1933, he had to resign and this was a devastating blow to an ailing 71 year old Appu Nedungadi, suffering from diabetes. On 6th Nov 1933, he passed away, leaving the reins of his business to others in his family.
pics – EOMP, America.pink,Kundalatha cover (Chinta publishers)