A commemorative postage stamp of Chief Minister of erstwhile Travancore-Kochi and veteran freedom fighter C Kesavan was released at a function on May 23.

Governor P Sathasivam said, "The stamp is undoubtedly a fitting homage to the memory of the hero of the 'abstention movement' of the 1930s." The governor released the stamp by handing it to state minister for culture A K Balan.

The governor also added, "Kesavan was very different from the politicians of his time. It is because he avoided the path of compromise and chose to be a life-long rebel, dissatisfied and disturbed by the injustice and inequality that characterised Kerala society in the first half of  20th century."