NAIR SHRI N. SREEKANTAN, MA., R.S.P., (Kerala Quilon1977) : 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, 193946, (iv) Organising Committee, Congress Socialist Party, Kerala, 1946-47; Secretary, Kerala Socialist Party, 194749; Joint Secretary, All-Travancore Youth Congress since 1938; Member, (i) Kerala University Senate since 1959; (ii) Kerala University Syndicate, 196976, (iii) Kerala Sahitya Academy, 196971; President, All India United Trades Union Congress since 1950; elected to State Legislature and Parliament simultaneously, 1952; Member, First Lok Sabha, 195257; Third Lok Sabha, 196267, Fourth Lok Sabha, 196770, Fifth Lok Sabha, 197177; 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.