Shri. G. Karthikeyan, renowned Congress leader, was born as the son of Shri. Gopala Pillai and Smt. Vanajakshi Amma on 20th January 1949 at Varkala.

Entering politics through students’ movement, he later served as the Treasurer, General Secretary and President of KSU. He was also the student member of the Kerala University Senate and Secretary, Kerala University Union. Besides, he was the State General Secretary and President of Youth Congress. He had also participated in several International Students and Youth Conferences as India’s representative.

In 1982 Shri. Karthikeyan became a Member of the Assembly for the first time, representing Trivandrum North constituency. He was again elected to the KLA in 1991, 1996 & 2001 from Aryanadu constituency. Shri. Karthikeyan served as the Minister for Electricity from 20.4.1995 to 9.5.1996, and again as the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, from 26.5.2001 to 29.8.2004, in the Ministries headed by Shri. A.K. Antony.

He had also a remarkable stint as Chairman of the Petitions Committee during 1991- 93, and House Committee during 1993-95. He was also the Chief Whip of the Party in the 9th KLA and Deputy Leader of Congress Legislature Party during the 9th and 10th KLA. Alongwith, he has served, at different times, as General Secretary and Vice – President of K.P.C.C.

Dr. M.T. Sulekha, Principal, NSS Women’s College, Trivandrum, is his wife and they have two sons.






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