|Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||A. P. Abdullakutty|
|Preceded by||M. V. Jayarajan|
|Succeeded by||constituency abolished|
|Minister of Archaeology and Port,|
Government of Kerala
25 May 2016 – 3 May 2021
|Preceded by||Oommen Chandy|
|Succeeded by||Ahamed Devarkovil|
|Member of the Indian Parliament|
|Preceded by||A.K. Gopalan|
|Succeeded by||Ramanna Rai|
|Minister for Devaswom,|
Government of Kerala
|Preceded by||G. Sudhakaran|
|Succeeded by||V. S. Sivakumar|
|Born||1 July 1944 (age 78)|
Kannur, Madras Presidency, British India
|Political party||Congress (Secular)|
|Spouse||T. M. Saraswathi|
Kadannappalli Ramachandran (born 1 July 1944) is an Indian politician and President of Congress (S), 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. 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. He became General Secretary of Congress (S) State Committee in 1989 and State President of Congress (S) since 1990.
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.
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