Calicut Heritage Forum ( has, in association with the family of Prof. K.V. Krishna Ayyar and some other donors, instituted an endowment fund to commemorate the contribution of Prof. Ayyar to the history and heritage of Kerala in general and Calicut in particular. One of the activities of the endowment is to conduct an annual lecture on some aspect related to Prof. Ayyar’s contribution, to be delivered on the birth anniversary of Prof. Ayyar.