Son of Shri Kochunni and Smt. Chinna; born at
Pullikkanam on 24th May 1964; B.A.;
Social and Political Worker.
politics while a student; an active worker of
S.F.I., held positions as Unit Secretary, Sree
Kerala Varma College; Secretary, Chelakkara Area
Committee and Member, Thrissur District
Secretariat; Was Block Committee Secretary,
Executive Committee Member, Thrissur
District and State Committee Member of D.Y.F.I;
Worked as President, Chelakkara Area Committee
and Member State Committee of K.S.K.T.U.
Led students agitations against the Education
Policy of the Government during 1982-87 and was
brutally assaulted by the police; actively
involved in the problems of Agricultural
labourers and organised them; also involved in
the activities of Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad
and Total Literacy Movement.
Elected to Thrissur District Council in
1991 from Vallathol Nagar Division; Served as
Minister for the Welfare of Backward and
Scheduled Communities and Youth affairs from
(1996 – 2001); Opposition Chief Whip (2001 to
2006); Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly
Now Member, State Committee, C.P.I. (M)
Previously elected to K.L.A. in 1996,
2001 and 2006.