6th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

NAIR SHRI N. SREEKANTAN, MA., R.S.P., (Kerala —Quilon—1977) :  s. of  Shri Neelakanta Pillai; b. at Trivandrum, July 15, 1915; ed. at Maharaja's College of Arts, Trivandrum; m. Smt. K. Maheswari Amma Kankohil House Karumandy, Ambalapuzha, July 22, 1948; 1 d. (adopted); Trade Unionist and Politician; previously; associated with Congress Socialist Party; Member, (i) Indian National Congress, 1935, (ii) State Congress of Travancore, 1937, (iii) Travancore State Congress Working Committee, 1939—46, (iv) Organising Committee, Congress Socialist Party, Kerala, 1946-47; Secretary, Kerala Socialist Party, 1947—49; Joint Secretary, All-Travancore Youth Congress since 1938; Member, (i) Kerala University Senate since 1959; (ii) Kerala University Syndicate, 1969—76, (iii) Kerala Sahitya Academy, 1969—71; President, All India United Trades Union Congress since 1950; elected to State Legislature and Parliament simultaneously, 1952; Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57; Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77; presently Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Reading and writing.

Special interests:  Atomic Energy, History and Literature.

Publications:  Author of several treaties on politics and literature in English; (i) Autobiography (ii) Chinese puzzle (iii) Vanchikkapetta Venadu (iv) Ithuthanne Marxism (v) Aykyakeralam (vi) Kazinjakalachitrangal (vii) Atmakatha (viii) Chalo Delhi.

Sports and clubs:  Interested in all sports and games including cards; Member (i) Trivandrum Tennis Club (ii) Rama Varma District Club, Quilon and Alleppey (iii) Lotus Club, Cochin, (iv) Kerala Club, New Delhi; Patron of Volley Ball Association, Kerala.

Travels abroad:  Visited China, South East Asia, 1953; Middle East, Central Europe, Soviet Union, 1954, Tanzania, 1971.

Permanent address:  Janaki Sadanam, Ambalapuzha, Kerala.