Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar (1852-1892) made the greatest contribution to Mappilappattu. In his memory a memorial was set up at this native village of Kondotti in 1999. Known as the Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Arts Academy, the memorial has published the studies and interpretations of the Badar Padapattu. Certificate courses are conducted on Mapplilapattu and Mappila art.
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