Shri. K.Sankaranarayanan, veteran Congress leader, was born on 15th October, 1932 as the son of Shri. A.Sankaran Nair and Smt. K.Lekshmi Amma.
He entered politics while a student, and had been an active member of the Students Organisation since 1946.
Shri. Sankaranarayanan became elected to 5th KLA from Thrithala, 6th KLA from Sreekrishnapuram, 8th KLA from Ottappalam and later, also to the 11th KLA, from Palghat constituency as Indian National Congress member.
From 11.04.1977 to 25.4.1977 he handled the portfolios of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Community Development, in the Ministry headed by Shri.K.Karunakaran.From 27.4.1977 to 27.10.1978, he handled the same portfolios in the Ministry headed by Shri. A.K.Antony.
Again from 26.5.2001 to 29.8.2004, he was the Minister for Finance in the Ministry headed by Shri. A.K.Antony. He held the portfolios of Excise as well, till 10.2.2004. From 1989 to 1991 he served also as the Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts and from 1980 to 1982 he was the Chairman of Committee on Government Assurances. And from 1985 to 2001, he was the Convenor of the UDF.
Alongwith, he held various positions in the party as Secretary, District Congress Committee, President, KPCC(O), General Secretary, KPCC, Member, All India Working Committee, and Member, Parliamentary Board Congress (O).
His wife is Prof. K. Radha and they have one daughter.
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