|11th Governor of Mizoram|
2 September 2011
|Preceded by||Madan Mohan Lakhera|
|6th Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
19 March 1993 – 18 March 1996
|Preceded by||Surjit Singh Barnala|
|Succeeded by||Ishwari Prasad Gupta|
|Born||12 April 1928|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Early life 
Shri Vakkom B. Purushothaman, veteran Congress leader and Advocate, was born at Vakkom in the Thiruvanathapuram district of Kerala, India on 12 April 1928 as the son of Shri Bhanu Panicker and Smt. Bhavani. Beginning his political life as an active worker of the Students' Congress in 1946, he became a member of Vakkom Panchayat in 1953. Later, he served as President of the District Congress Committee, Thiruvananthapuram and the General Secretary and Vice–President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee. He has been a member of All India Congress Committee for over 25 years.
Political life 
Vakkom Purushothaman was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1980 and 1982 from Attingal Constituency. From 1971 to 1977, he held the portfolio of Agriculture and Labour in the Ministry headed by C. Achutha Menon and, from 1980 to 1981, was the Minister for Health and Tourism in the Nayanar Ministry. He served as Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 1982 - 1984 and then served for two terms as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from 1984-1991, during which time he was also Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of Parliament. He was also the Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Experts to the Inter Parliamentary Union for five years.
From 1993- 1996, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in 1996,he lost in the Kerala Legislative Assembly election Attingal. He was elected from Attingal in 2001 and became the Speaker for a second time, holding office from 2001- 2004. In 2004 he was made the Minister for Finance and Excise in the Oommen Chandy led UDF government and he briefly officiated as Chief Minister in 2006.
Governor of Mizoram 
On 26 August 2011 President Pratibha Patil appointed Vakkom B. Purushothaman as the new Governor of Mizoram in place of Madan Mohan Lakhera. Vakkom B. Purushothaman was sworn in as the 18th Governor of Mizoram on 2 September 2011.
Personal life 
Dr. Lilly Purushothaman is his wife, and they have two sons and one daughter.
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