T. K. Divakaran

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T. K. Divakaran
Personal details
Born (1920-12-05)December 5, 1920[1]
Pattathanam, Kollam
Died January 19, 1976(1976-01-19) (aged 55)
Political party Revolutionary Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Devayani
Children 7 children

T. K. Divakaran (8 November 1920 – 19 January 1976 in Pattathanam, Kollam) was a Malayali politician, trade unionist and a former member of Kerala Legislative Assembly. He was also a Minister in the E. M. S. Namboodiripad led Kerala Government .

Divakaran was born on 8 November 1920 in Kollam. He studied up to SSLC and after his education joined the trade union politics in Kerala. He became an influential trade union leader in Kollam. He came to active politics through the Trade Union Sector. He was an active member of the State Congress in the erstwhile state of Travancore. He was also known as an orator. He was jailed many times for his involvement in the Freedom Movement, Punnapra-Vayalar uprising, etc. He was one of the founder members of the Kerala Socialist Party (KSP) and later joined in the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP). He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1952 and 1954. He served as the Municipal Chairman of Kollam, Central Committee Member of the Revolutionary Socialist Party, State President of U.T.U.C., He was the Minister of Public Works in the E. M. S. Namboodiripad Ministry from 1967-69. He was also the Minister of Public Works in the C. Achutha Menon led Ministry from 1970 till his death in January 1976. He married Devayani, and is survived by seven children. His Son Babu Divakaran was Labour Minister in the A. K. Antony and Oommen Chandy led Ministries.