Shri. Babu Divakaran, renowned RSP leader and son of veteran leader, the late Shri. T.K. Divakaran, and Smt. Devayani was born on 5th November 1952, at Kollam.
A lawyer by profession, he became active in politics through Students and Youth Organisations of RSP, and was the President of RYF State Committee in 1983 and President of RYF National Committee in 1990.
Shri. Babu Divakaran became elected to the KLA for the first time in 1987, contesting from Kollam constituency as an RSP candidate.
In 1996 and 2001 also, he got elected from the same constituency. Shri. Babu Divakaran was the Minister for Labour from 17.5.2001 to 29.8.2004 in the Ministry headed by Shri. A.K. Antony and continues to hold the same portfolio in the Oommen Chandy Ministry, holding it since 5.9.2004. He has also Chaired the Committee on Environment from 1998 to 2000.
Likewise Shri. Babu Divakaran has been at different times, Member, RSP State Committee (1987) and National Committee (1995). He is also an active Trade Union Leader of Cashew Workers, Coir Workers and other Trade Unions including KMML, Chavara, I.R.E., Chavara, Ceramics, Kundara, KEL, Kundara, U.E.I. , Kollam, and Parvathi Mills, Kollam.
Dr. G. Sudha is his wife and they have one daughter.
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