Jamshedpur : Noted educationist and chairman of Kerala Samajam Model School (KSMS) and Kerala Public Schools Trust died at Cochin in Kerala on Friday evening after prolonged illness. He was 80 year old and breath last at Hospital Amrita in Cochin.
He was suffering from cancer. He was being treated at Cochin from past 10 days. He was on ventilator from yesterday afternoon.
Speaking over the phone from Cochin, Nair’s son Sharat Chandran, director, Kerala Public School Trust, said that his father breath his last at around 4:55 PM today. His last rights will be performed at his native place in Kerala. The management has also decided to declare Monday a holiday in all the school run by the trust.
Nair had a humble beginning but rose to heights with his dedication towards spreading education in the society. He did his schooling from KMPM and later on became steno to general manager of Tata Steel. He later on resigned from the post after he started stint in film distribution. Soon he was draw towards the mission to spread education. The rest as it is said that is history.
He was also associated with several social and cultural organisations. He was also the secretary of Jharkhand Unaided Private English Medium Schools.
Under the leadership of A P R Nair, Kerala Samajam Model School (KSMS), Jamshedpur, was founded in the year 1980, an English medium co-educational institution. The school is affiliated to the ISC Council, New Delhi and is managed by a Board of Trustees (under the aegis of Kerala Samajam, a Society registered under the ‘Societies Registration Act, 1976).
For KSMS it was a humble beginning with student strength of 72. With good results, a dedicated and qualified teaching staff, sound infrastructure KSMS became a ‘Plus Two School ‘with 3487 students today. It is now ranked among the best co-ed schools in the steel city with a passion to realize its dreams. Nair also formed Kerala Public School Trust and founded several schools in the city to impart quality education.
Under his guidance ,Kerala Public School Trust ( KPS) adopted villages in the district to develop them as a ‘model villages’. As a part of its social welfare activities, the trust that runs number of educational institutions in the city and district would carry out various progressive activities to make the place ideal for the people.
Under Nair’s leadership the adopted a village called Bhuni in Patamda block, which was being developed as ‘model village’. Under this programme, villages were developed by spreading education and making people self-sufficient.
Founded in 1995 by A.P.R.Nair the Kerala Public Schools Trust has become one of the few institutions in the city, which has steadfastly worked for the welfare of neglected sections of the society.
Since its inception it has surged forward in its mission to provide good quality education to even the lowest strata of society at an affordable cost.