Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Radhakrishnan, Shri Varkala
Constituency   : Chirayinkil (Kerala)
Party Name     : Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M))
Email Address : varkalav[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

 
Father's Name Shri R. Vasudevan
Mother's Name Smt. G. Dakshayani
Date of Birth 21 Aug 1927
Place of Birth Varkala, Distt. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Marital Status Widower
Date of Marriage 03 Sep 1957
Spouse's Name Late Prof. (Smt.) Soudamini
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 2
Educational
Qualifications
B.A., B.L.
Educated at Travancore University and Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Profession Advocate
Social Worker
Permanent Address
`Rajendra`, Thycaud,
Distt. Thiruvanathapuram - 695 014 (Kerala)
(0471)2323234,2600400
Present Address
20, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23782368, 9868180100 (M)
Positions Held
1953 President, Varkala Panchayat subseqently converted into a Municipal Town
1980-96 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly (four terms)
1984-85 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1987-91 Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1996-98 Chairman, Administrative Reforms Committee, Government of Kerala
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Committee of Privileges
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Ocean Development
2003-2004 Member, Committee on Labour
2004 Re-elected to 14 Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Member, Panel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law &Justice
Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, General Purposes Committee
25 Aug. 2006-onwards Member, Committee of Privileges
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice


Books Published
A book on Parliamentary Practice
 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Published periodicals on politics and legislation
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Fought against untouchability and other social evils in Kerala; and participated in various movements against social exploitation
 
Special Interests
Administrative reforms and tourism
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Football and volleyball
 
 
Countries Visited
Widely travelled ; as a member of parliamentary delegations to C.P.A. Conferences, visited Malaysia and Australia in 1987; Barbados in 1989; and Zimbabwe in 1990; visited the Gulf countries in 1998; and also visited Fance, U.K. and U.S.A
 
Other Information
Associated with legal activities for over four decades; actively participated in the Kisan movement; President, (i) All India Lawyers’ Union (AILU), Kerala State, 1994; (ii) Kerala State Lawyers’ Union for two decades; Vice-President, (i) Kerala Kisan Sabha; (ii) National Council of AILU, Delhi; Chairman, Municipal Council; Member, State Committee, All India Kisan Sabha 1995


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