Tenth Lok sabha
Members Bioprofile


[Cong.(S) - Badagara (Kerala)]

Father's Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

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Educational Qualifications


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1980 onwards






5 Dec, 1989 to 10 Nov., 1990

5 Dec, 1989 to 21 April, 1990


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Books published

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Favourite Pastime and Recreation

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Late Shri E. Kunhikannan Nair

20th September, 1936

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

Married on 16th November, 1977

Smt. Amrita Unnikrisnnan

Two daughters

Educated at Christian College, Madras, Presidency College, Madras and Government Law College, Madras

Journalist, Political & Social worker and writer

'Padmalayam', Pariankara, Calicut-673003 (Kerala) Tel. 74504

9, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi-110011. Tel. 3012118


Member, A.I.C.C.

Elected to Lok Sabha (Fifth)

Convenor, C.P.P. Standing Committee for External Affairs and Petroleum and Chemicals

Executive Member, C.P.P.

Member, Estimates Committee

General Secretary, C.P.P.

Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Sixth)

General Secretary, A.I.C.C. (Urs)

General Secretary A.I.C.C. (S)

Elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh) for the third time

Member, Public Accounts Committee

Leader, Congress(S) Party in Parliament

Elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) for the fourth time

Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth) for the fifth time

Union Minister, Surface Transport

Union Minister, Communications

Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) for the Sixth time

Worked in Indian National Congress since 1960; previously associated with the Socialist Party and Praja Socialist Party; Founder-Secretary Democratic Students Union, Madras, Young Socialist League and Samajwadi Yuvak Sabha; General Secretary and later President, NSUI; President Madras University Students Council; Founder Member, Central Steering Committee; National Convenor, Congress forum for Socialist Action; Member, Petitions Committee, Rules Committee, Committee on Papers laid on the Table, Business Advisory Committee, General Purposes Committee; Member, several Select Committees-Joint Committee on working of the Press Council, Joint Committee on Dowry Prohibition, Joint Committee on Taxation Laws, Joint Committee on Prasar Bharati Bill, Committee on Presidential and Vice-Presidential Election Bill, Joint Select Committee on Lok Pal Bill etc.; Executive Member, Indian Parliamentary Group; Member, Coffee Board, 1971-77; Central Small Industries Advisory Board, 1977-79, Indian National Commission for UNESCO (Sub-Committee on Communications), 1979; represented Indian Students and Youth in several International Seminars and conferences; Convenor, drafting group on 'Peace and Security in Asia'

"Poetry for few or millions", "Gandhi, Marx and Indian Socialism", "Non-alignment and Indo-Soviet Treaty'"

Special correspondent "The Matribhumi" (Kerala) and many other Newspapers, contributed to National and International journals.

Art, poetry, literature, international affairs


Widely travelled; Member, Indian Delegation to the
Inter-Parliamentary Union, Paris 1971, Parliamentary Delegations to U.K. 1973 to Switzerland 1975, Indian Delegation to U.N. General Assembly 1975-76; attended World Congress for Peace, Moscow, 1973; attended International Dialogue on Peace, Disarmanent and Development in Vienna, 1982; represented Government of India in the Presidential Installation Ceremonies in Chile, and Brazil, June, 1990; lectured lo many University audiences abroad on problems of contemporary India, visited Western Europe and West Asian countries to explain Bangladesh crisis in 1971.