Son of Shri. P.
Gopala Kurup and Smt. L. Pankajakshi Amma;
born at Vederaplavu on 1st
M.A., LL.B.; Social, Political, Educational and Cultural Worker.
While a student,
actively participated in politics.
Was best speaker and best essayist among
College and University Students of Kerala.
Joined C.P.I.(M) in 1967.
Became Joint Secretary of K.S.F.;
Office Bearer of K.S.Y.F. at State Level
and District Level in Alappuzha and Kollam;
Founder Member, First State President,
General Secretary, All India Vice-President and
one of the first Members of the Central
Executive Committee of S.F.I.;
Member, Kerala University Syndicate,
C.P.I.(M) State Committee, C.I.T.U. State
Executive Committee, C.P.I.(M) Kollam and
Alappuzha District Committees and C.P.I.(M)
District Secretary, C.P.I.(M), Alappuzha;
First President, Alappuzha District Council;
District Secretary, State Treasurer and
All India Committee Member, Agricultural Workers
District President of C.I.T.U.;
President, C.I.T.U. Union of Kerala
Spinners Limited, Scooters Kerala, K.S.D.P.,
Excel Glass, Lorry Transport Drivers and
Cleaners Union Alappuzha District Committee,
Kuttanadu Rice Cultivators Protection
Convention, Tagore Memorial Comparative
Member, Executive Committee of K.A.U.;
Syndicate Member and Finance Committee
Chairman, University of Kerala; Member, Urban Development Bank, Alappuzha and Kayamkulam
Spinning Mill; Secretary, C.P.I.(M) Kuttanadu
and Ambalappuzha Taluks;
Chairman, Alappuzha District Co-operative
District President, Head Load and General
Workers Union, Alappuzha.
Served as Minister
for Co-operation, Coir and Devaswoms during 12th
various agitations and struggles, suffered
police brutality and got imprisoned several
Member, Alappuzha District Committee, State
Committee and Secretariat of C.P.I.(M).
Previously elected to
K.L.A. in 1996 and 2006.