Varkala Radhakrishnan Politician

Varkala V. Radhakrishnan (21 August 1927 – 26 April 2010) was an Indian politician and member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He also has served as the speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly. He represented the Chirayinkil constituency of Kerala and was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) political party. Radhakrishnan held the Chirayinkil seat from 1997 to 2009. An accomplished lawyer-turned-politician, Radhakrishnan hailed from Varkala, and represented the Varkala legislative constituency for several years. Radhakrishnan was an alumnus of Government Law College, Ernakulam. Radhakrishnan was born in Varkala, a place around 50 km from Trivandum, the capital of Kerala State in India, as the eldest of four sons of Vasudevan and Dakshayani. His maternal grandfather, Manampur Govindan Asan, was a well known Sanskrit Scholar and contemporary of Sri Narayana Guru, the great social reformer who lived in Kerala during the 19th Century. The great Malayalam poet, Kumaran Asan was a student of Govindan Asan. Radhakrishnan did his schooling at Varkala. After finishing matriculation, he had to discontinue further studies due to some financial difficulties in his family.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 21st, 1927
Date of death
April 26th, 2010 at age of 82
Place of death
Thiruvananthapuram, India
Places lived
Thiruvananthapuram , India
pop. 744,983 (2001)



Political engagements

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

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Wikipedia article

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is a communist party in India. The party emerged from a split from the Communist Party of India in 1964. The strength of CPI is concentrated in the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura. As of 2013, CPI is leading the state government in Tripura. It also leads the Left Front coalition of leftist parties. As of 2009, CPI claimed to have 1,042,287 members.

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