N.K. Sasidharan Pillai
- Dr.N.K. Sasidharan Pillai, former President of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad and former Director and Research Co-ordinator of IRTC has a Ph D in Fisheries Science from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He was Joint Director, Fisheries Department, Govt. of Kerala. A well-known expert in fisheries, it was he who played a key role in post tsunami rehabilitation and establishing Theeramythri programme.