J. Chitharanjan

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J. Chitharanjan
Member of the Rajya Sabha
In office
Minister of Health, Government of Kerala
In office
11 April 1977 – 18 November 1978
Succeeded by K. P. Prabhakaran
Personal details
Born (1927-10-22)22 October 1927
Kollam Kerala, India
Died 13 June 2008(2008-06-13) (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.


  1. ^ "CPI leader Chitharanjan dead". The Hindu. 14 June 2008. 
  2. ^ CHITHARANJAN, SHRI J. Rajya Sabha. Retrieved on 2008-06-16.
  3. ^ Ministries Since 1957 (After the formation of Kerala State). Information & Public Relations Department of Kerala. Retrieved on 2008-06-16.