P.R.Natarajan (68) was a Member of Parliament from Coimbatore from 2009-2014. He was active in the student movement in his college days was the president of DYFI Coimbatore District Committee. He was the CPI(M) District Secretary for 10 years and has been a full-time party worker for the past 42 years
Su.Venkatesan (49) is a State Committee member of the CPI(M) and a Sahitya Academy winner for the year 2011. He is the President of the Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers' and Artists' Association. He has authored 16 books so far, Kaval Kottam being among the most well-known. He is also famous for his oratory.