Kadakampally Surendran
Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala
In office
25 May 2016 (2016-05-25) – 3 May 2021 (2021-05-03)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2 June 2016 (2016-06-02)
Preceded byM. A. Vaheed
ConstituencyKazhakkoottam
Minister for Electricity, Government of Kerala
In office
25 May 2016 (2016-05-25) – 29 November 2016 (2016-11-29)
Preceded byAryadan Muhammed
Succeeded byM. M. Mani
Thiruvananthapuram District Committee Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
In office
2007 (2007)–2016 (2016)
Preceded byPirappancode Murali
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1996 (1996)–2001 (2001)
Preceded byM. V. Raghavan
Succeeded byM. A. Vaheed
ConstituencyKazhakkoottam
Personal details
Born
K. Surendran

(1954-10-12) 12 October 1954 (age 69)[1]
Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala, India
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
SpouseSulekha Surendran
ChildrenArun Surendran, Anoop Surendran
Parents
  • C. K. Krishnan Kutty
  • Bhagavathi Kutty
Residence(s)Karikkakom, Thiruvananthapuram

Kadakampally Surendran, born 12 October 1954,[2] is an Indian politician, who served as the Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism, and Devaswom in the first Pinarayi Vijayan ministry (2016–2021) of the Government of Kerala. He was the Thiruvananthapuram District Committee Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for nearly a decade (2007–2016).[3]

A member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), he is presently a member of the Kerala state committee of the party. He is also an elected representative in the 15th Kerala legislative assembly from the Kazhakkoottam assembly constituency in the Thiruvananthapuram district.

Surendran has been a prominent figure of the CPI(M) and other leftist progressive movements in the district of Thiruvananthapuram for more than four decades.

Early life and education

Born as the son of C. K. Krishnan Kutty and Bhagavathi Kutty on 12 October 1954 at Kadakampally of Thiruvananthapuram district, Surendran had his education from Sambhuvattom Lower Primary School, Madhavapuram Upper Primary School, St. Joseph High School, S N College, Chempazhanthy, and University College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Personal life

He is married to Sulekha Surendran and has two children, Arun and Anoop. His wife Sulekha is a retired high school teacher from AMHSS, Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram. Surendran and his wife currently reside at Karikkakom, Trivandrum.

Political life

At school, he was active in student movements and cultural activities. He came to the political front and social activities from his constant association with youth organizations and library movements.

In 1974, he became a CPI(M) member. He served the party as its secretary, Anayara Branch, secretary, Local Committee Pettah, secretary, Vanchiyur Area Committee, member, District Committee Trivandrum, and secretary, District Committee Trivandrum. In 2008, he was elected to the Kerala State Committee of the CPI(M) in its 19th State Conference held at Kottayam.

Other mass organizations

He is also a forerunner in trade union activities in the state of Kerala. He is a member of the National Council of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), a socialist organization of trade unions in India. He is the office-bearer of many trade unions, including the Confederation of Transport Workers, the Kerala Bank Employees Federation (KBEF), and the Keltron Employees Association (CITU). Previously, he was the office bearer of the K.S.F.D.C Employees Union, the C-DIT Employees Association, the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (CAPE) Employees Union, the Titanium General Labour Union (CITU), and SPATO.

Parliamentary positions held

  1. Member of the 15th Legislative Assembly of Kerala with a margin of more than 24000 votes from Kazhakuttom constituency (May 2021).
  2. Member of the 14th Legislative Assembly of Kerala with a margin of nearly 7500 votes from Kazhakuttom constituency (May 2016)and served as Co-Operation, Tourism, and Devaswom minister from 25 May 2016 – 20 May 2021.
  3. President of the Kerala State Co-Operative Bank (2006–2008).[4]
  4. President of the Thiruvananthapuram District Library Council (1995–2010).
  5. Elected twice to the Syndicate of the University of Kerala (2006 & 2014).
  6. Member of 10th Legislative Assembly of Kerala with a margin of more than 24000 votes from Kazhakuttom constituency and was the chairman of Backward Caste Welfare Committee (1996–2001).[1]
  7. Member of the first district council (Thiruvananthapuram) with a mammoth margin from the Pettah division (1990–1991).
  8. Vice-President of the Kadakampally Grama Panchayat (1977–1982), his native place.

References

  1. ^ a b "Members - Kerala Legislature".
  2. ^ "Age - Bio".
  3. ^ "Kadakampally – District secretary".
  4. ^ "State Cooperative Bank to launch monthly income scheme for the aged". The Hindu. 24 March 2007.