Shri. K.M. Hamsa Kunju, a former Mayor of Cochin and Senior Leader of Muslim League,
adorned the Chair of the Deputy Speaker in the Seventh Kerala Legislative Assembly. Born as
the son of Shri. K.B. Mohammed on 14 May 1941 at Ernakulam, he entered into political and
Trade union activities after matriculation.
Shri. Hamsa Kunju became a member of Ernakulam Municipal Council in 1966. Subsequently
in 1969 he was elected to Cochin Corporation. He was the Mayor of Cochin Corporation for a
period of 2 ½ years from 1973.
He had also been a member of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and also a Member
of the Greater Cochin Development Authority.
He was elected as Ernakulam District Secretary, IUML in 1975 and became its Working Committee
Shri. Hamsa Kunju was elected to the Seventh Kerala Legislative Assembly, from the Mattancherry
Constituency under IUML ticket. He was elected as Deputy Speaker of that Assembly on 30
June 1982 and occupied the Chair till his resignation on 7th October 1986. Though he was
nominated as Chairman of the Committee of Privileges during this period on 1st August 1986,
Shri. Hamsa Kunju resigned the position on 19 August 1986, for political reasons.
Married to Smt. Nabeesa, they have one son and one daughter.