K. M. George (politician)

K. M. George (18 January 1919 – 11 December 1976) was an Indian politician from the state of Kerala. He is the founder Chairman of Kerala Congress, a political party in India.

K. M. George
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K M George at 1974
Minister for Transport, Government of Kerala
In office
26 June 1976 (1976-06-26) – 11 December 1976 (1976-12-11)
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1970 (1970) – 1976 (1976)
ConstituencyPoonjar
Minister for Transport and Health, Government of Kerala[1]
In office
1 November 1969 (1969-11-01) – 1 August 1970 (1970-08-01)
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1967 (1967) – 1970 (1970)
ConstituencyPoonjar
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1960 (1960) – 1964 (1964)
ConstituencyMuvattupuzha
Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1957 (1957) – 1959 (1959)
ConstituencyMuvattupuzha
Personal details
Born(1919-01-18)18 January 1919[2]
Arakuzha, Muvattupuzha, Kingdom of Tracancore, British India
(present day Ernakulam, Kerala, India)
Died11 December 1976(1976-12-11) (aged 57)
Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Political partyKerala Congress
Spouse(s)Marthamma
Children5 (incl. Francis George)

Political careerEdit

 
Francis George, Kerala Congress leader and the son of K. M. George

K. M. George began his political career in the Indian National Congress. Following the death of P. T. Chacko, Pullolil in 1964 under turbulent circumstances, 15 MLAs under the leadership of K. M. George withdrew their support to the Congress party and, sitting as a separate group in the Assembly, brought down the R. Sankar ministry and formed a new political party called the Kerala Congress under his chairmanship at Kottayam.

Personal lifeEdit

George was born in Muvattupuzha on 18 January 1919. He was married to Marthamma Padinjarekkara and was survived by five children, one of whom is K. Francis George, who has represented the constituency of Idukki twice in the Parliament of India. George died on 11 December 1976.

 
K M George Tomb Muvattupuzha

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