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K.PANKAJAKSHAN

 

K. PANKAJAKSHAN

 

Shri. K. Pankajakshan, veteran R.S.P. leader, was born in 1928 at Pettah as the son of Shri. M. Kesavan.

Beginning his long political career in 1945 by joining the Travancore Students Congress, he became a sympathizer of Congress Socialist movement and actively participated in the national movement under the leadership of the State Congress.

Later, he joined the Kerala Socialist Party at the early period of its formation and participated in the agitations for the release of Punnapra-Vayalar Comrades from prison, and student’s agitations. He was imprisoned many times in connection with these agitations and trade union struggles. After the rift in the KSP, he joined the RSP.

Shri. Pankajakshan became elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970 from Trivandrum II and again in 1977 from Trivandrum-West constituency. In 1980, 1982 and 1987 he was elected from Aryanadu constituency.

Shri. Pankajakshan was the Minister for Works from 4..2..1976 to 25..3..1977 in the Ministry headed by Shri. C. Achutha Menon. Again he was the Minister for Works from April, 1977 to October 1979 in the Ministries headed by Shri. K. Karunakaran Shri. A.K. Antony and Shri. P.K. Vasudevan Nair. From 2..4..1987 to 17..6..1991 he was the Minister for Labour in the Ministry headed by Shri. E.K. Nayanar.

Shri. Pankajakshan has also been the Government Chief Whip and the Chief Whip of Opposition parties in the Assembly.

He has also served at different times, as President of the Kerala Sports Council and Kerala Volley Ball Association.

A member of the State and Central Committees of RSP, he is now the General Secretary of RSP.

Smt. C. Vijayanthy is his wife and they have 2 sons and one daughter.

 

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