The Pillar People

Dr. E. Divakaran MD, President

Dr. E. Divakaran MD, Director of the Institute of Palliative Care, Thrissur is a Retd. Civil Surgeon and Anesthetist from Civil Hospital, Thrissur,. He now serves in Daya Hospital. A Founder member and a long time Secretary of Pain and Palliative Care Society, Thrissur he has succeeded in establishing that unit as a most reputable institution. As a Faculty to the Academic Programme of the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut and National Faculty to Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care, Dr.Divakaran is continuing his mission dedication and is one of the most experienced palliative care workers.

Ms. Sheeba Ameer, Secretary

Solace was born of Sheeba Ameer’s distressing experiences caring for her own Leukemia afflicted daughter for seven years .Solace continues to be  her Soul – child and a beacon of inspiration and strength for many.

Sheeba is the recipient of Ramankutty Achan Award in 2008 for best Social Worker. She was selected the Vanitha Woman of the Year 2011 and CNN Real Hero Award 2011. Sheeba is also the first person to win the V.T.Bhattathiripad Award. Her book “Nadannu Poyaval” received the “Awani Bala” Award. Her new book Aazhathil Pathinja Chitrangal has just been published.

Mr. E. M. Divakaran, Vice President

E. M. Divakaran has got a long-time association with humanitarian & social activities since several years and is presently an active member of Solace. He produced the documentary film “18th Elephant 3 Monologues” which won many awards, including State, National, and Green Oscar in  2004. He is part of the ANMPE Media Trust (Alternate Network of Media People) & Executive trustee of M Govindan Foundation of India, Thrissur.

Dr. P. V. Ajayan, Jt. Secretary 

Dr. P. V. Ajayan is presently the Assistant Professor in ENT, Govt. Medical College, Thrissur. He is associated with the Pain & Palliative Care Society, Thrissur. He works as a dedicated  Executive Committee member, part-time palliative care physician, trainer in palliative medicine amongst other things. He is a fellowship holder in palliative medicine and is also a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Ms. Omana V A, Treasurer 

Rtd. AGM (Thrissur Urban Cooperative Bank)


Prof. N. N Gokul Das

Prof. Gokul Das,formerly Head of the Department of Zoology, Sree Krishna College Guruvayoor is presently the President of the Haemophilia Society, Kunnamkulam Chapter. He is one of the founder members of the Pain & Palliative care society, Thrissur , is in the Executive committee and  is deeply involved with the clinic’s activities as a trainer in Palliative medicine. Prof. Gokul Das is also a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and is a reputed writer who has many publications to his credit, mainly books on “Aids” and “Bio Technology”.

P. V. Surendranath

P.V.Surendranath is presently working as Zonal Manager,The Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd, Zonal Office, Kozhikode and has been actively associated with the activities of ‘SOLACE’ from its inception.

Dr. V. T. Renjith

Dept of ENT Government Medical College, Thrissur.

Ms. Girija Raja 

Teacher at CRPF Public School for 25 years.Later appointed as  Headmistress in 2004. She was a member of NCERT textbook committee and won the Best teacher award initiated by the Delhi State Govt. She was the Head of the Mathematics project conducted by DU and NCERT and underwent six months of training in counseling and rehabilitating the war widows and separated wives of CRPF jawans. She took voluntary retirement in 2010 and settled down in Thrissur. Thereafter she has been serving in Solace as a devoted  volunteer.

Dr. Amar Jayanthi. A.

Professor of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Idukki with teaching experience of 27 years.

At present, she is an approved Ph.D. Guide of Kerala University of Health Sciences, President of IMA Mulankunnathukavu Branch – 2017 onwards, Midzone Convenor of Women Doctors Wing of Indian Medical Association, Executive Member of Anatomical Society of India, President of Kerala Chapter of Anatomical Society and Trust member of charitable NGO – SOLACE.