K. K. Balakrishnan

K.K. Balakrishnan (20 June 1927 – 31 August 2000) was an Indian Politician. He was a minister in the Government of Kerala, holding various portfolios including Irrigation, Transport, Devaswom and Harijan welfare.[1][2]

K.K.Balakrishnan
കെ.കെ.ബാലകൃഷ്ണൻ
Minister for Harijan Welfare & Irrigation
In office
25 March1977 – 27 October 1978
Preceded byVella Eacharan
Succeeded byDamodaran Kalassery
ConstituencyChelakkara
Minister for Transport
In office
24 May1982 – 29 August 1983
Preceded byLonappan Nambadan
Succeeded byN Sundaran Nadar
ConstituencyTrithala
Personal details
Born20 June 1927
Nedupuzha, Trichur
Died31 August 2000
Trichur, Kerala
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeNedupuzha, Trichur
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)P.C. Rugmini
ChildrenSheela, Renuka, Geetha, Sasi Kumar, Leena
ParentsKarappakutty & Vallikutty
OccupationPolitician

Early lifeEdit

Shri. K.K. Balakrishnan, senior Congress leader, was born at Nedupuzha, in Trichur district on 20 June 1927 as the son of Shri. Karappakutty.

Entering public life while a student, as a worker of the Indian National Congress, he later became Executive member, KPCC, Member, AICC and Organising Secretary, Kerala INTUC.

Shri. Balakrishnan became elected to the Travancore – Cochin Legislative Assembly in 1954 and subsequently to the Second Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1960 from Chalakudy, as an INC candidate. In 1970, 1977 and 1980 he was elected from Chelakkara, in 1982 from Trithala and in 1991 from Vaikom constituency.

Shri Balakrishnan served as the Minister for Harijan Welfare and Irrigation during 1977 –78, in the Ministries headed by Shri. K. Karunakaran and Shri. A.K. Antony. Later, from 24 May 1982 to 29 August 1983, he was the Minister for Transport, in the Ministry headed by Shri. K. Karunakaran.

During a long public life, Shri. Balakrishnan had served as Chief Whip, Congress Legislature Party, Convenor, Opposition Parties Joint Executive Committee, and chairman, Committee on the Welfare of SC and ST during 1973–74, and 1979–81. Besides, he was the General Secretary and later President, State Depressed class League, director, District Co-operative Bank, Trichur, Member, Agricultural Production Committee, and Calicut University Senate.

The late Smt. P.C. Rugmini was his wife and they have one son and four daughters.[3]

Shri.K.K Balakrishnan died on 31 August 2000. Kerala Legislative Assembly paid its homage to him on 21 December 2000.[4]

Assembly election candidature historyEdit

Year Consultancy Opponent Result Margin
1954 Thiru-Kochi Data not available Won Data not available[5]
1960 Chalakkudy Won 164[6]
1965 Chelakkara C. K. Chakrapani Won 106[7]
1970 Chelakkara N. K. Seshan Won 1999[8]
1977 Chelakkara K. S. Sankaran Won 9935[9]
1980 Chelakkara K. S. Sankaran Won 1125[10]
1982 Trithala N. Subbayyan Won 619[11]
1991 Vaikom K.P. Sreedharan Won 1030[12]
1996 Vaikom M.K.Kesavan Lost 9409[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suresh, Sreelakshmi. "Kerala State – Everything about Kerala". stateofkerala.in.
  2. ^ Legislature, Kerala. "Members – Kerala Legislature". niyamasabha.org.
  3. ^ Suresh, Sreelakshmi; stateofkerala.in. "Kerala State – Everything about Kerala". stateofkerala.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Members – Kerala Legislature". niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ Suresh, Sreelakshmi; stateofkerala.in. "Kerala State – Everything about Kerala". stateofkerala.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1960". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1965". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1970". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1977". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1980". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  11. ^ Suresh, Sreelakshmi; stateofkerala.in. "Kerala State – Everything about Kerala". stateofkerala.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1991". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1996". elections.in. Retrieved 18 October 2019.