|Minister of Archaeology and port of Kerala|
25 May 2016 – 3 May 2021
|Preceded by||Oommen Chandy|
|Succeeded by||Ahamed Devarkovil|
|Member of the Indian Parliament|
|Preceded by||A.K. Gopalan|
|Succeeded by||Ramanna Rai|
|Minister for Devaswom|
|Preceded by||G. Sudhakaran|
|Succeeded by||V. S. Sivakumar|
|Born||1 July 1944 (age 76)|
Kannur, Madras Presidency, British India
|Political party||Congress (Secular)|
|Spouse(s)||T. M. Saraswathi|
Ramachandran was the Minister for Devaswom, Printing and Stationery (17thAugust 2009 to 14th May 2011) and Minister for Ports, Museums and Archaeology (25th May 2016 to 03rd May 2021) in the Government of Kerala. He became MLA in 1980, 2006, 2016, 2021.He represented the Irikkur constituency, Edakkad constituency and Kannur constituency in Kannur district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He started his political career as I.S.U. Unit President in school life. He Was the President of K.S.U. Cannanore Taluk Committee and General Secretary of K.S.U. State Committee. He became Kannur District Convenor of Youth Congress. He was the State Vice President, K.S.U. (1969-71). Ramachandran contested and won the Indian General Elections in 1971 as INC candidate from Kasargod Lokasabha Constituency, his first opponent was the veteran leader Shri. E.K. Nayanar. At that time he was a student in Law Academy. He was re-elected from the same constituency in 1977 also. He became Member of Public Accounts Committee of Lok Sabha and Consultative Committee of Ministry of Railways and Communication., Kannur Assembly constituency in 1980. He became General Secretary of Congress(S) State Committee in1989 and State President of Congress(S) since 1990
Son of Shri P.V. Krishnan Gurukkal and Smt. T. K. Parvathi Amma. Ramachandran is married to T.R. Saraswathi, a teacher. They have a son, Mithun Puthanveettil, a musician in the band Avial. He has got a unique style of dressing.
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