|Minister Industries & Commerce|
|Preceded by||V. K. Ebrahimkunju|
|Succeeded by||P. K. Kunhalikutty|
1 July 1953 |
Elamaram, Malappuram, Kerala, India
|Political party||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
Elamaram Kareem (born 1 July 1953) is an Indian politician, trade unionist, and a member of Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was the Minister for Industries & Commerce in the Left Democratic Front government under V. S. Achuthanandan from 2006-2011. He represents the Beypore constituency in Kozhikode district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
Born on 1 July 1953 at Elamaram in Malappuram district, Kareem began his career as an employee at Gwalior Rayons, Mavoor in Calicut. He became a trade union member and later the leader of Gwalior Rayons trade union. He took part in the efforts to re-open the Mavoor factory when it was shut down in 1985. He was instrumental in organizing the tile industry as well as its revival activities across Kerala.
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