C. Divakaran

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C. Divakaran
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Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by R.Ramachandran
Constituency Karunagappalli, Kollam
Food & Civil Supplies
In office
Preceded by Adoor Prakash
Succeeded by T.M Jacob
Constituency Karunagappalli, Kollam
Personal details
Born (1942-09-04) 4 September 1942 (age 75)
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore, British India
Nationality Indian
Political party Communist Party of India
Spouse(s) Hemalatha
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.[1] He represents the Karunagappalli constituency in Kollam district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.[2]


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.[3] 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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  1. ^ "Council of Ministers - Kerala". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Members of Legislative Assempbly". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "C. Divakaran". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 

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