The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Govinda Pillai, Athukal
Govinda Pillai, Athukal, B.A., B.L. Dewan Bahadur, retired judge, Travancore; b, 1849; educ: at the Maharaja of Travancore’s Free School, and at the Presidency College, Madras, as a State scholar; passed B.A. 1869; joined service as a teacher; passed B.L., 1873; joined Travancore service and served as Munsiff, and Judge; became Judge of the Travancore High Court; was a Member of the State Council for 9 years, retired, 1909; President of the Committee to enquire into the marriage customs of the people of Malaliar; has founded a school at Trivandram, for the benefit of the Depressed Classes; Diwan Bahadur, 1911. Publications: Translations of the Bhagvat Gita; Kural, King Lear, and Merchant of Venice into Malayalam. and Dussue’s “Metaphysics” into Sanskrit verse. Address: Trivandram, Travancore State, S. India.