Pampady Rajan was born in Malayattoor Forest Division Kerala. His early name at Kodanadu elephant training center was Bastin. The elephant is presently living at Pampady a village in Kottayam district Kerala.
Pambady Rajan is one of the celebrity elephants in Kerala. He has participated in many poorams including the most famous Thrissur Pooram.
Since elephants are chosen to carry images of deities at temple festivals based on their stature and bearing, he was one of four elephants featured in life-size advertisements on the highway for a temple in Maradu.
Some disputes are there regarding the exact height of Rajan. In 2012, he was measured to be 308 cm (121 in).
Pampady Rajan was honoured with a new title "Saarvabhauman Gajaraja Gandarvan" by Mahanavami committee in Kodunthirapully Village, Palakkad.
Pampady Rajan is the winner of 2006 and 2007 Ithithanam Elephant Fest which was held at Changanassery in Kottayam district.
Important Gajapattams Won (Elephant Awards)
Gajaraja Lakshana Perumaal
Gajamaanikyam, rare award for his beauty
Species: Elephas maximus (Asian Elephant)
Kodanadu Forest Range Kerala
Owner: Shobit M Thomas
Height: 3.08 m (10 ft 1+1⁄2 in)