E.K.Nayanar, the former Chief Minister of Kerala
visited the Circus in 1997, at Putharikandam Maidanam, Trivandrum . Cracking a joke, creating a mood of laughter and happiness is an art which was a typical aspect of his conversation. His sense of humour was the secret of his magnetism. Ajay Shankar gave a memorandum to E.K.Nayanar highlighting the need to increase the pension of the circus artistes. E.K.Nayanar readily agreed and gave orders for the same. There was a considerable increase in the pension which benefited nearly five hundred families in Tellicherry. As E.K.Nayanar hailed from Kannur he had that extra concern and consideration for the Circus Industry.