In the year 1974 Indrajāl Hindi Comics published an issue on Kunhali Marakkar, legendary Kerala Muslim naval chiefs (of the Zamorin of Calicut) who opposed Portuguese invasions during 1500 to 1600. In the naval history of Kerala, there were 4 persons who were bestowed with this title. They are also known as Kunjali Marakkar കുഞ്ഞാലി മരക്കാർ कुञ्ञालि मरक्कार. In the memory of these naval chiefs , Indian Navy erected a memorial in Iringal Village in Koyilandi Taluk in Kozhikode District, Kerala (India).
In 2019 there are surprisingly two Malayalam language films being made on these historical figures of Kerala. One of the film starring Mohanlal & directed by Priyadarshana is titled Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham.
Indrajāl Hindi Comics – कुन्हाली मरक्कार