First Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

MENON, SHRI K. A. DAMODARA, B.A,, B.L., K.M.P.P. (Madras—Kozhikode—1952): S. of Shri T. R. Achuthan Pillai; B. June 10, 1906, Karumaloor, Alwaye (Travancore-Cochin); ed. at Government High School, Parur, Maharaja's College and Law College, Trivandrum, Training College, Rangoon; m. Shrimati V. K. Leela, B.A., June 12, 1941; 2 S. and 1 D.; Journalist; Organiser, Guruvayoor Temple Entry Referendum, 1933; Sponsor, Aikya Kerala Movement; Secretary, Kerala P.C.C., 1930—32 and 1948-49; Treasurer, Kerala P.C.C., 1945—47; Member, Kerala P.C.C. Executive; Member, A.I.C.C., 1948-49 and 1950-51; Member, Provisional Parliament, 1950—52; President, Malabar District Committee, Madras Provincial Welfare Fund; Member, Wynad Colonisation Committee; President, Mercantile Employees' Association, Calicut; President, Tile Workers' Federation, Feroke; Member, Kerala Sahitya Parishath; Editor, Samadarsi, 1936; Editor, Mathrubhumi, a Malayalam Daily, 1937—48; President, Malabar Journalists Association, 1946—48; Member, Indian National Congress 1930—51; Suffered imprisonment for participation in Congress movements in 1930, 1932 and 1942; Member, Kerala Sahitya Parishad; Author of poems, short stories and essays in Malayalam.

Hobby: Gardening.

Favourite pastime: Chess.

Recreation: Travelling.

Publications: 'Rashtravignanam', 'Bhavana Soonam', 'Balaramam', 'Narma Kathakal', Thoppile Nidhi'.

Permanent address: Sivapuri, Bank Road, Kozhikode.