Biodata of Mr. P. Karunakaran (CPIM)

Son of Shri N. Koran P. Chirutha. Born on 20.04.1945 a Kiliyalam, Dist. Kasargod (Kerala)
Married with a daughter. Wife: Liala

Educational Qualifications M.A.
Educated at M.A. College, Kothamangalam
profession Political and Social Worker

Position Held:
1977-1984 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly (two terms)
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Information Technology
Member, Estimates Committee
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
1 May 2008 Member, Financial Committee on Estimates
Book Published:
Memories of Vietnam
Articles in news papers and periodicals

Special Interests:
Reading, watching cricket and volley ball, Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Visiting tourism centres, Sports and Clubs
Volleyball player in college team and in Tagore Club

Started political work with student movement; worked in youth, trade union front; participated in many struggles; injured in a 1974 during police lathi charge; went in to hiding for 17 months and 43 days during Emergency.

General Manager, Deshabhimani a Malayalam Daily.
Chairman, Kala Trust; Convenor, Abudhabi Sakthi Award

Last update: April 2009.