The Trust had functioned out of a corporation building, taken on rent, near the Medical College Hospital.
The Western media had mixed opinions regarding the relatively poor state with a high literacy rate.
Menon popularly known as 'Ambadi Viswam' held several important designations for CPM in parliamentary democracy including town councillor, MP, MLA and minister before distancing himself from the party.
Kadannappally Ramachandran defeated Nayanar by over 28,000 votes and entered the Parliament at 26 in the 1971 Lok Sabha polls.
K P Sarada, speaking to a TV channel on Wednesday, said the idea of having the airport came when Nayanar told the then Civil Aviation Minister C M Ibrahim that it was time they thought of an airport.