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Constituency :    Piravam

Residential Address :
Thanikkunnel House, Oliyappuram, 

Koothattukulam, Ernakulam District

Pin - 686 676

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Son of Late Shri. T.S.Mathew and Smt.Annamma Mathew
Born at Oliyapuram on 16th September 1950
B.Sc., LL.B, L.L.M (course completed), Lawyer and Political Worker.

Entered Politics while a student; became a Member of the Kerala Congress from its formation in 1964; actively participated in students movements through K.S.C.; held positions of District President, State Vice-President, General Secretary and President of K.S.C. (1972 to 1975), General Secretary of the Kerala Youth Front during 1975-76; President of K.Y.F. during 1976-78; General Secretary of Kerala Congress during 1979-82 and 1987-91; served as President of sevaral Trade Unions; Elected Member of  the Kerala University  Academic  Council from the Faculty of Law;  was Minister for Education during 1982-87; was Minister for Irrigation, Water Supply and Cultural Affairs 1991-96.

Recipient of "GANDHI AWARD 1992" introduced by the Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation.

Recipient of "VIJAYA RATNA AWARD" for enriching Human Life and Outstanding Attainment from the International Friendship Society of India.

Minister for Education (1982-87)

Minister for Irrigation, Water Supply and Cultural Affairs (1991-1996)

Minister for Water Resources (From 17.05.2001  ...)

Elected for Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996 and 2001

Party: Kerala Congress (Jacob)
Languages known : Malayalam, English, Tamil and Hindi
Wife : Smt. Annie Jacob
Children : 1 son and 1 daughter
Travels Abroad : USA, U.S.S.R, China, U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, U.K, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Holland, Syria, Nepal, Israel, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Ireland
Hobbies : Reading and Watching Movies
Profession : Lawyer and Political worker
Literary Activities :

Published the books

(1) My China Diary (English )

(2) Ente China Paryadanam 


Permanent address :

Thanikkunnel House, Oliyappuram, Koothattukulam, Ernakulam District

Pin - 686 676


V O T I N G   R E S U L T S


  Electorate : 1,55,604  

  Votes Polled : 1,17,213  

  Shri. T.M. Jacob [K.C.(J)] : 63,791  

  Shri. Gopi Kottamurikal [C.P.I.(M)] : 51,071  

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