Remembering Sree Mannathu Padmanabhan , the acharya of Nair Community on his birthday. As a member of the community, I feel indebted to the visionary who fought for social justice and reformation in the community plagued with immoral and unethical practices. He was instrumental in breaking up the ancient matrilinear joint family tharavadu system thereby reforming the community and made them ready to blend with the modern times. The success of the community members should be attributed to the tireless war fought by the acharya. Holiday for government offices and schools on this days seems to be a new practice.