P. Karunakaran

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

P. Karunakaran
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2 June 2004 – 17 June 2019
Preceded byT. Govindan
Succeeded byRajmohan Unnithan
Leader of Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
In office
2014 - 2019
Preceded byBasudev Acharia
Succeeded byP. R. Natarajan
Personal details
Born (1945-04-20) 20 April 1945 (age 78)
Kasaragod, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Kerala, India)
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
(m. 1978)
Children1 daughter
  • N. Koran (father)
  • P. Chirutha (mother)
RelativesA. K. Gopalan (Father-in-law)
Susheela Gopalan (Mother-in-law)
Residence(s)Trivandrum, Kerala, India
As of 23 September, 2006
Source: [1]

P. Karunakaran (born 20 April 1945) is an Indian communist politician and a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Kasargod constituency of Kerala and is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) political party. He was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time in 2004 general election. He won the second term in 2009 Lok Sabha election. He got 385,522 votes against 321,095 of the Congress(I) candidate. He was the leader of the Loksabha for CPI(M) in the 16th Loksabha.[1]

His wife Laila, is daughter of the communist leader A. K. Gopalan and Susheela Gopalan.[2] He holds an M.A degree from Kerala University.[3]

Books Published[edit]

  • Memories of Vietnam
  • Indian Politics - Inside and Outside Parliament
  • Suppression and Resistance
  • Indian Politics - Outside and Inside Parliament (Second Part)
  • Olimangaroormakal

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CPI(M) Office Bearers in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha". 9 June 2014. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  2. ^ "KASARGOD PARLIAMENT CONSTITUENCY". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  3. ^ prsindia

External links[edit]

Preceded by Member of Parliament from Kasargod
2004 - 2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Party in the Lok Sabha
Succeeded by