Shri. Kadavoor Sivadasan , Advocate and senior Congress leader, was born at Kadavoor on March 11, 1932 as the son of Shri. M. Kesavan and Smt. Lekshmi.
Entering politics through students movements, he became the President of Progressive Students Union in 1958. Later, he enrolled as an Advocate in Kollam Bar, and was in active practice. Shri. Sivadasan became elected to the KLA for first time in 1980 contesting as an RSP candidate. He became elected in 1982 too as an RSP Member. In 1991, 1996 and 2001 he got elected yet again, contesting as a candidate of the INC.
Shri. Sivadasan was the Minister for Labour from 28.12.1981 to 17.3.1982 and Minister for Labour and Excise during 1982 –87 in the Ministries headed by Shri. K.Karunakaran. Shri. Sivadasan was the Minister for Forest and Rural Development from 20.4.1995 to 9.5.1996 in the Ministry headed by Shri. A.K. Antony. Again he was the Minister for Electricity from 26.5.2001 to 11.2.2004, and held the portfolios of Health and Family Welfare from 11.2.2004 to 29.8.2004 in the Ministry, also headed by Shri. A.K. Antony.
An active trade unionist, Shri. Sivadasan has served as Secretary of Kerala Provisional United Trade Union Congress in 1977, and participated in the ILO Conference at Geneva representing Central Government in 1985. At present, he is the Deputy leader of Congress Legislature Party.
Smt. R. Vijayamma is his wife and they have one son and one daughter.
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