Dr. A. Neelalohithadasan Nadar, senior Janatha Dal leader, was born as the son of Shri. K.P. Appi Nadar and Smt. A. Kunjulekshmy on 28th August 1947. A Law graduate, he holds a Doctorate in Hindi as well.
Taking an active interest in political affairs even during his student days, he joined Indian National Congress in 1964, became the KSU District Secretary in 1967-68 and later its President. He was Member of State Youth Congress Committee in 1968 and became its President in 1969. Besides, he was a member of KPCC and AICC. He also served as Chairman, Kerala University Union in 1972.
During the emergency period he left INC and associated in the formation of the Congress For Democracy and became its State President. Subsequently he joined the Janatha Party when CFD merged with the Janatha Party. Later, he became the Parliamentary Party Leader and State Chairman of DSP. When the name of DSP was changed as Lok Dal, he became its Member, National Standing Committee and also State President.
Shri. Neelalohithadasan Nadar became elected to KLA for the first time in 1977 from Kovalam constituency. Again he was elected to KLA in 1987, 1996 and 2001 from the same constituency. He had been elected to KLA in 1991 too from Kovalam; however the election was declared void by the
Kerala High Court on 11-12-1991.
Dr. Neelalohithadasan Nadar held the portfolio of Law, Electricity, Irrigation, Labour and Housing in the C.H. Mohammed Koya Ministry from 16-11-1979 to 1-12-1979. He also held the Office of the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs in the E.K. Nayanar Ministry from 2-4-1987 to 17-6-1991 and the Minister for Forests and Transport in Nayanar Ministry from 20-1-1999 to 13-2-2000.
Shri. Neelalohithadasan Nadar also had a remarkable stint as Member of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1984. Also as the founder of “Kamaraj Foundation of India “ in 1976, he worked as its Chairman and was Member of State Library Council too. He worked as Manager, Printer and Publisher of the monthly “Yagadeepam”. He started “Gandhian Balakendras” in 1987 and worked as its Chief Patron.
He has been the Janatha Dal Legislature Party leader besides being a Member of Janatha Dal National Executive Committee. Earlier, he was also its State Secretary General, till 1999.
Smt. Jameela Prakasham is his wife and they have two daughters.
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