Legend speaks in volumes
Of your prowess and courage,
You, an inspiration to all
Hailed a hero for a lone fight,
When kith and kin sought asylum,
You showed what real courage means.
forests of Wayanad, your friends,
Whom you knew well, in and out,
Helped you in guerilla war.
Betrayed by your own uncle,
You stood guard like a true king,
To protect your people.
Thirteen, an unlucky number,
Is the number of years you fought,
None fought the company so long
Wellesley said, “we fought one man-
Known as ‘Kerala Simham’.
*Kerala Simham – Lion of Kerala the title given to the valiant king – Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja.