To me, who had spent a big part of his life in Kozhikode, the book offered a nostalgic journey back the memory lane. I had no personal touch with many of the personalities appearing in the book. But I had seen most of them and watched them from a distance with great admiration and respect. I have memories of Uroob waiting for the bus at Panchamam school (Kiliyanad School) bus stop, S.K.Pottekkat walking along S.M.Street, Thikkodiyan going in or coming out through the gates of All India Radio, Kozhikode. I used to hear their speeches in our school and College functions and in the several functions held in the Town Hall, Kozhikode. Memories about AIR, Calicut, where I used to go to participate in Inter-collegiate Quiz Programmes in general knowledge and Five-Year Plans also came flooding to my mind. We used to get a book for participating in the 'Quiz' in General Knowledge and were helped by Uroob, Thikkodian and others for selecting one from the big collection of books kept in front of us! For participating in the 'Quiz ' on Five year Plans one got Rs.10/-by means of a cheque which we used to get encashed fron SBI through some third party account with great difficulty! I have also colourful memories about Kozhikodan football which Mamukoya has not touched in the book.
Thaha Madayi has done a wonderful job in chronicling and publishing the book and the fact that the book was on its 4th edition in 2009 itself shows its acceptance . The book has a preface by Sri T.Padmanabhan, a short note by Sri V.K.Sreeraman and a study by Sri V.R.Sudheesh.The beautiful line sketches by Katalur and a few photographs of Mamu Koya are the added attraction.