Aromal Chekavar (or Chekavan) was a legendary warrior who is believed to have lived in northern Kerala, India, during the 16th century. He was a warrior figure of Vadakkan Pattukal (northern ballads) and the brother of Unniyarcha, another legendary warrior figure of the same ballads.
He was born in Puthooram Veedu family in the North Malabar region of Northern Kerala.
Aromal Chekaver Wikipedia
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, the Malayalam movie released in 1989, shows a different angle of the folklore. His character is also shown in the 2017 movie Veeram