Kadannappalli Ramachandran

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Kadannappalli Ramachandran
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Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byA. P. Abdullakutty
In office
Preceded byM. V. Jayarajan
Succeeded byconstituency abolished
Minister of Archaeology and Port,
Government of Kerala
In office
25 May 2016 – 3 May 2021
Preceded byOommen Chandy
Succeeded byAhamed Devarkovil
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Kasaragod
In office
Preceded byA.K. Gopalan
Succeeded byRamanna Rai
Minister for Devaswom,
Government of Kerala
In office
Preceded byG. Sudhakaran
Succeeded byV. S. Sivakumar
Personal details
Born1 July 1944 (1944-07) (age 78)
Kannur, Madras Presidency, British India
Political partyCongress (Secular)
SpouseT. M. Saraswathi
  • Krishnan Gurukkal (father)
  • T. K. Parvathy Amma (mother)

Kadannappalli Ramachandran (born 1 July 1944) is an Indian politician and President of Congress (S),[1] and the current MLA of Congress (S) representing the Kannur constituency in Kannur, Kerala.


Ramachandran was the Minister for Devaswom, Printing and Stationery (17 August 2009 to 14 May 2011) and Minister for Ports, Museums and Archaeology (25 May 2016 to 3 May 2021) in the Government of Kerala.[2][3][4] He became MLA in 1980, 2006, 2016, 2021. He represented the Irikkur constituency, Edakkad constituency and Kannur constituency in Kannur district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He started his political career as I.S.U. Unit President in school life. He was the President of K.S.U. Cannanore Taluk Committee and General Secretary of K.S.U. State Committee. He became Kannur District Convenor of Youth Congress. He was the State Vice President, K.S.U. (1969–71). Ramachandran contested and won the Indian General Elections in 1971 as INC candidate from Kasaragod Lokasabha Constituency, his first opponent was the veteran leader Shri. E.K. Nayanar. At that time he was a student in Law Academy. He was re-elected from the same constituency in 1977 also. He became Member of Public Accounts Committee of Lok Sabha and Consultative Committee of Ministry of Railways and Communication, Kannur Assembly constituency in 1980.[5] He became General Secretary of Congress (S) State Committee in 1989 and State President of Congress (S) since 1990.

Personal life[edit]

Son of Shri P.V. Krishnan Gurukkal and Smt. T. K. Parvathi Amma. Ramachandran is married to T.R. Saraswathi, a teacher. They have a son, Mithun Puthanveettil, a musician in the band Avial. He has got a unique style of dressing.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ramachandran Kadannapally". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Neck and neck race in Kerala". The Hindu. 13 May 2011. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Committees – Kerala Legislature". niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Council of Ministers – Kerala". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Members of Legislative Assempbly". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2009.

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