Smt. Bhargavi Thankappan, had long served as a Member of Parliament and Kerala Legislature, before being elected as the Deputy Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly. She was born on 24th July 1942 at Andoor as the daughter of Shri.K.Easwaran. After obtaining a Post Graduate Degree in Political Science, she entered into Political and Trade Union activities. She was also an employee in the Kerala State Electricity Board for sometime.
Smt. Thankappan’s parliamentary career began on being elected to the fifth Lok Sabha (1971-1977) from Adoor parliamentary Constituency. She was a Member in the Parliamentary Consultative Committee relating to Central works and Housing, Health and Family Planning.
She had also served as a Member in the joint Committee of Parliament for Adoption of Children Bill and the Committee on Estimates during 1974-75. She had been to Hungary and Romania in 1973 as a Member in the Indian Parliamentary Delegation. She was a Member in the National Council for Women’s Education, State Family Planning Advisory Committee and State Advisory Committee for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. She had undergone imprisonment for three days in the Tihar jail in connection with the nation wide agitation in October 1972. She had also participated in the nation-wide ‘Padayathra Campaign’ organised by the CPI in 1976.
A Member in the State Council and National Council of CPI, she had also served as a Member in the Senate of the Kerala University.
Smt. Bhargavi Thankappan was elected to the Fifth Kerala Legislative Assembly (1977-79) from Neduvathoor Constituency. She represented the Kilimanoor Constituency in the Sixth KLA (1980-82), Seventh KLA (1982-87), Eighth KLA (1987-91) and Tenth KLA (1996-2001). She was also the Protem Speaker in the Eighth KLA. On 2nd April 1987, she was elected as Deputy Speaker of Eighth KLA and continued till 5th April 1991.
A recepient of several awards, she was awarded ‘Sahodaran Smaraka State Award’ in 1987 ‘Sahrudayavedi Award’ in 1991 and Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Fellowship in 1973 for Social, Cultural and Literary work. She has also published a travelogue titled ‘Danyubinte Theerangaliloode’(in Malayalam).
Married to Shri.A.K.Thankappan, they have one son and two daughters.
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