P. K. Kunhalikutty

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Minister of Industries and IT,Urban development.
Constituency Vengara, Kerala
Personal details
Born (1951-01-06) 6 January 1951 (age 64)
Political party IUML
Spouse(s) Smt. K. M. Kulsu
Children One son and one daughter
Religion Muslim
Website http://kerala.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3887&Itemid=3069

P. K. Kunhalikutty is an Indian politician and present Minister for Industries and Information Technology in the Government of Kerala. He is a leader of Indian Union Muslim League .[1][2]

On several occasions Kunhalikutty served as minister in the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He served as the Minister for "Industries" during 1991-1995 in the ministry headed by K. Karunakaran[3] and later as the Minister for "Industries and Social Welfare" during 2001-2004 in the ministry headed by A. K. Antony.[4]

He was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Malappuram constituency in 1982.[5] Currently he represents Vengara constituency from Malappuram district


P.K. Kunhalikutty, was born on 6 January 1951 at Oorakam in Malappuram District, as the son of Pandikkadavath Mohammed Haji and K.P. Fathima Kutty. A graduate in Commerce (B.Com.), he is also a P.G. diploma holder in Business Management.[6]

Entering politics through the MSF, he later became its State Treasurer. Kunhalikutty subsequently served as Chairman, Malappuram Municipality in 1980 and has had a remarkable stint also as Secretary of Kerala State Muslim League .

Kunhalikutty became elected to KLA five times, in 1982 and 1987, contesting from Malappuram constituency, and in 1991, 1996 and 2001, from Kuttippuram constituency . He served as Minister for Industries and Social Welfare from 1991 to 1995 in the Karunakaran Ministry, Minister for Industries and Municipalities from 1995 to 1996, and Minister for Industries, IT and Social Welfare from 2001 to 2004, in the A.K. Antony Ministry and Minister for Industries, IT & Social Welfare, from 31 August 2004 to 4 January 2005 in the Oommen Chandy Ministry.

At present he is Treasurer of National Committee of Indian Union Muslim League,and he is also the leader of the Muslim League Legislature party of Kerala. He is also serving presently as Director, Chandrika Daily and Director, Muhammed Koya International Foundation.

Married to K.M. Kulsu, they have one son and one daughter.