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M.K.RAGHAVAN

 

M.K. RAGHAVAN

 

Shri. M.K. Raghavan , successful lawyer and senior Congress leader , was born as the son of Shri M.I. Kuttan on September 20, 1917.

Starting life as a lawyer in the Ernakulam District Court in 1942, he joined Trade Union Movement in 1946, and formed the Cochin Turamugha Thozilali Union of Cochin Port and Dock Workers. He subsequently became one of the founder members of All India Port and Dock Workers Federation too, in 1952.

In 1943, Shri. Raghavan got elected to Mattancheri Municipal Council and became its Chairman in 1956. He was also the first secretary of the Chamber of Municipal Chairmen. Shri Raghavan became elected to the fourth Kerala Legislative Assembly for the first time from Njarakkal constituency as a Congress (R) candidate in 1970. Again, he was elected from Shertalai constituency in 1977 as an INC candidate.

Shri. Raghavan held the portfolio of Labour and Housing from 29.10.1978 to 7.10.1979 in the P.K. Vasudevan Nair Ministry.

During his tenure as member, he had served as the Chairman of the Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions from 1973 to 1974, Committee on Government Assurances from 1974 to 1975 and Committee on Public undertakings from 1977 to 1978.

Shri. Raghavan has also held important party positions and was the Chief Whip of Congress Legislature Party and Member of the AICC.

As one very much active in the social field as well, he had served for sometime as the President of the S.N.D.P. Yogam.

Smt. K. Anandalakshmi is his wife and they have three daughters.

Shri. M.K. Raghavan , expired on 20th December 1994.

The Assembly paid its homage to him on March 30, 1995.

 

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