Veteran CPI (M) leader K Anirudhan passes away

May 25, 2016 11:17 IST

K AnirudhanVeteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and former MLA and MP K Anirudhan passed away on 22 May 2016 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 92.

Anirudhan was suffering from age-related ailments for some time.

Who is K Anirudhan?

Anirudhan was known for his significant contribution to build the Communist party movement in southern parts of the state.

He was elected to the state assembly in 1963, 1965, 1979 and 1980.

He was also an active trade union leader.

He had represented the then Chirayinkeezhu constituency in Kerala in Lok Sabha after defeating former Chief Minister R Sankar in the 1967 elections.

He was known as the giant killer in electoral politics in the state.

He attended St Joseph's School and SMV School in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottar Kavi Mani Desavinayakam Pillai School in Kanyakumari district.

However, he was forced to join a school in nearby Kanyakumari district as he was expelled from both St Joseph School and SMV School for participating in the freedom struggle.

Later, he joined University College and obtained his degree in politics.

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