|Member of the Rajya Sabha|
|Minister of Health, Government of Kerala|
11 April 1977 – 18 November 1978
|Succeeded by||K. P. Prabhakaran|
22 October 1927|
Kollam Kerala, India
|Died||13 June 2008(aged 80)|
|Political party||Communist Party of India|
|Spouse(s)||Shrimati L. Ambiga Chitharanjan|
|Children||1 son, 2 daughters|
|Alma mater||Union Christian College, Alwaye|
J. Chitharanjan (22 October 1927 – 13 June 2008) was an Indian labor leader, politician, a leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI). He was the president of CPI's Trade Union wing AITUC, a Minister in the state and was a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Chitharanjan was elected to Kerala Assembly in 1977, 1980 and 1987 from his home district of Kollam.
His parents were Janardhanan Asan and Meenakshi Amma. His electoral life started with a contest with his uncle Divakarappanikker who was an important Congress leader.
- "CPI leader Chitharanjan dead". The Hindu. 14 June 2008.
- CHITHARANJAN, SHRI J. Rajya Sabha. Retrieved on 2008-06-16.
- Ministries Since 1957 (After the formation of Kerala State). Information & Public Relations Department of Kerala. Retrieved on 2008-06-16.
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