Puthenpurayil Mathew Joseph
Chengannur, Kerala, India
Known forPhysical education
AwardsPadma Shri

Puthenpurayil Mathew Joseph was an Indian educationist and the founder principal of the Laxmibai National College of Physical Education which later grew to become the present day, Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education (LNIPE), Gwalior.[1]

Born in Chengannur, in the south Indian state of Kerala,[1] Joseph was also the founder of the Physical Education Foundation of India,[2] a non governmental organization working towards effective dissemination of scientific knowledge in sports and sports education.[3] LNIPE have named their central library after him.[4][5] He was honoured by the Government of India in 1967, with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for his contributions to the society.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Chengannur.net". Chengannur.net. 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "PEF India". PEF India. 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ "PEFI About Us". PEFI. 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "LNIPE". LNIPE. 2015. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Joseph Clan". Joseph Clan. 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.