P. T. Bhaskara Panicker
P.T.BhaskaraPanicker (1922–1997) was a famous social activist and writer of Kerala, India. He was born on October 15, 1922 in Adakkaputhur in Palakkad district to K.M.V.Namppoothiri and Kavukkuttyamma. After passing BSc and BT, he worked as a school teacher for two years. Panicker was one of the leaders of the science popularisation movement Kerala SasthraSahithyaParishad, in the 1960s and 1970s.He was the founder editor of journals including SasthraKeralam (science journal for children) Primary Teacher (journal for school teachers), and PusthakaSameeksha (journal for book review ). He was also the editor of encyclopedias like Jeevacharithrakosam for children, Science Encyclopedia for children, Balavijnanakosam, SasthraVijnanakosam, DravidaVijnanakosam. He has written more than 100 books, mostly scientific and educational.He died on December 30, 1997.