|Member of Legislative Assembly|
|Food & Civil Supplies|
|Preceded by||Adoor Prakash|
|Succeeded by||T.M Jacob|
4 September 1942 |
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore, British India
|Political party||Communist Party of India|
|Children||One son and one daughter|
C. Divakaran (born 4 September 1942) is an Indian politician, State Executive Member of Communist Party of India (CPI), and National Working Committee Member of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC). He is the former Minister for Food and Civil Supplies in the Government of Kerala. He represents the Karunagappalli constituency in Kollam district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
Divakaran was born on 4 September 1942 to C. K. Shivarama Panikkar and Ammukuttyamma at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. He holds a B.A. and B.Ed. degrees and worked as a teacher before entering into politics. Divakaran was jailed in connection with "Job or Jail" strike. During his political career, he held several posts, including State General Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), State Secretariat member of CPI, National Executive member of CPI, and All India Vice-President of AITUC. He has published a travelogue titled Nirangalude China (The Colorful China).
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