Veteran 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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When: 22 May 2016