Shri. K.T. Achuthan, advocate and senior Congress leader, was born as the son of Shri. Thryyan Vaidyar and Smt. Madhavi in April 1911. Shri Achuthan had served as a Member of Kochi Legislative Assembly from 1943 to 1949, and Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly from 1949 to 1951.

Shri Achuthan became elected to the second Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1960, contesting from Nattika constituency as a Congress candidate. Shri. Achuthan held the portfolio of Transport and Labour in the Pattom Thanu Pillai Ministry from 22-2-1960 to 26-9-1962. He was the Minister for Transport and Labour in the R. Sankr cabinet too, from 26-9-1962 to 10-9-1964. He had also served for a term as a Member of the Lok Sabha, from 1952 to 1957.

In the course of a long political career, Shri. Achuthan has held several important positions in different walks of life. He was Member, Municipal Council, Irinjalakuda and General Secretary, Cochin SNDP Yogam.

Smt. Savithri is his wife and they have three sons and three daughters.

Shri. Achuthan expired on 8-1-1999.

The Assembly paid its homage to him on 26-2-1999.







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