G. Sudhakaran

Gopala Kurup Sudhakaran (born 1 November 1950) is an Indian politician. He is former Minister for Public Works in the Pinarayi Vijayan ministry of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He belongs to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and represented the Ambalappuzha constituency from 2006 till 2021.[1][2]

G. Sudhakaran
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Minister for Public Works and Registration, Government of Kerala
In office
25 May 2016 (2016-05-25) – 3 May 2021
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Preceded byV. K. Ebrahimkunju
Succeeded byP. A. Mohammed Riyas
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
2006 (2006)–2021
Preceded byD. Sugathan
Succeeded byH. Salam
Minister for Co-operation, Coir and Electricity, Government of Kerala
In office
2006 (2006)–2011 (2011)
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1996 (1996)–2001 (2001)
Preceded byThachedy Prabhakaran
Succeeded byM. M. Hassan
Personal details
Born (1950-11-01) 1 November 1950 (age 70)
Mavelikkara, Alappuzha, State of Travancore–Cochin
(present day Kerala), India
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
Spouse(s)Dr. Jubilee Navaprabha
  • P. Gopala Kurup
  • L. Pankajakshi Amma
ResidenceAlappuzha, Kerala, India
WebsiteG Sudhakaran

Early lifeEdit

G. Sudhakaran was born to P. Gopala Kurup and L. Pankajakshi Amma at Vedaraplavu Thamarakkulam Village, in Mavelikkara. He graduated with a master of arts degree, followed by a bachelor of laws.

His siblings include elder brother Vijayan and two younger brothers, Bhuvaneswaran and Madhusoodanan and a younger sister, Thulasi.



He joined CPI (M) in 1967. He became Joint Secretary of K.S.F; Office Bearer of K.S.Y.F. at State Level and District Level at Alappuzha and Kollam. He was a founding member, First State President, General Secretary, All India Vice-President and one of the first members of the Central Executive Committee of S.F.I.

He was a member of the Kerala University Syndicate for 12 years. He served on the CPI (M) State Committee, C.I.T.U. State Executive Committee, CPI (M) Kollam and Alappuzha District Committees and CPI (M) District Secretariat, Regional Transport Authority and Industrial Relations Committee, Kuttanad District Secretary CPI (M), Alappuzha, First President, Alappuzha District Council; District Secretary, State Treasurer and ALl INdia Committee Member, Agricultural Workers Union.

He was Alappuzha District President of C.I.T.U. He served as president, Union of Kerala Spinners Limited (C.I.T.U), Scooters Kerala, K.S.D.P., Excel Glass, Lorry Transport Drivers and Cleaners Union, Alappuzha District Committee, Kuttanad Rice Cultivators Protection Convention, Tagore Memorial Comparative Literature Society; Member Executive Committee of K.A.U., Urban Development Bank, Alappuzha and Kayankulam Spinning Mill; Secretary, CPI (M) Kuttanad Taluk; Chairman, Alappuzha District Co-operative Spinning Mill; District President, Head Load and General Workers Union, Alappuzha.

He served as Minister of Co-operation, Coir and Electricity during 12th Kerala Legislative Assembly and participated in agitations and struggles. He suffered police brutality and was imprisoned several times including imprisonment under Defence India Rule in Thiruvananthapuram Central Jail during the Emergency Period.

He is Member, CPI (M), Alappuzha District Committee and State Committee. He was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1996 and 2006.[3]


He published books including:

  • Aaranu née Obama (Collection of Poems).
  • Unni Makane Manohara (Collection of Poems).
  • Sannithanathile Kazhuthakal (Collection of Poems).
  • Kanal Vazhiyil Kari Puralathe (Collection of Selected Niyamasabha Speeches).


  1. ^ "G. Sudhakaran - Government of Kerala, India". kerala.gov.in. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Members - Kerala Legislature". www.niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Party workers in Kayamkulam had back-stabbed me: G Sudhakaran". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 February 2021.