P. C. Vishnunath
|P. C. Vishnunath|
|Preceded by||Shobhana George|
2011 (Second Term)
March 30, 1978 |
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram|
P. C. Vishnunath(Born 30 March 1978)was born to Shri. P Chellappan Pillai and Smt Leela C Pillai at Mavadi in Kottarakara of Kollam district.P.C. Vishnunadh is married to notable Kannada poet and theater person Kanaka Hama.They have one daughter.
P. C. Vishnunath entered politics through Kerala Students Union (K.S.U.(I)) and was Unit Secretary of Devaswom Board College, Sasthamcotta (1993).He was elected as the secretary, Arts Club, Devaswom Board College (1997) and University Union Councillor, Devaswom Board College (1998).P. C. Vishnunadh was elected to the Kerala University Senate in 2001 and 2002.He was state President of Kerala Student's Union(K.S.U(I)) from 2002 to 2006.During his period with K.S.U, he was imprisoned in connection with the Strike conducted by K.S.U. against hike in bus charge.He has actively participated in many Students' agitation and strikes.He was honored with the Best Student Leader in India Award in 2005 .Elected as President, Youth Congress (2010, December). He had participated in 'Dandi Memorial March' in 2005 commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dandi March as the representative of Kerala State.
He was first elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Chengannur assembly constituency in 2006 kerala assembly elections by defeating Mr.Saji Cherian of CPI(M) by a margin of 5321 votes.He was re-elected for the second time in 2011 defeating Adv.C. S. Sujatha of CPI(M) by a margin of 12500 votes. In 2014 he was nominated as the KPCC general secretary.
- 2001-2002 -Senate Member, Kerala University
- 2002-2006 - President, Kerala Students Union (K.S.U(I))
- 2010 - President, Kerala Youth Congress
- 2006-2011,2011-till date -MLA, Kerala Legislative Assembly
- 2014-General Secretary, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee
P.C Vishnunath has sang a song in a short film named "Njan Kanda Keralam" directed by his friend Ramesh Makayiram.
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