K. Balakrishnan

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This article is about the Kerala politician from RSP. For the CPI(M) MLA in Tamil Nadu, see K. Balakrishnan (Tamil Nadu).
K. Balakrishnan
Personal details
Born 12-8-1924.
Thoppil veedu, Mayyanad, Kollam District
Died 16-7-1984
Political party Revolutionary Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Chandrika Balakrishnan, B.A.,
Children Prof.Salim Balakrishnan, Adv.Romeo Balakrishnan, Baiju Balakrishnan

Kesavan Balakrishnan (August 12, 1924 – July 16, 1984) was a politician, writer and editor.

Early life[edit]

He was born to Sri C. Kesavan, former Chief Minister of the Travancore-Cochin state, and Smt Vasanthi.

Political life[edit]

Balakrishnan was one of the founding leaders of the Revolutionary Socialist Party in Kerala. He was elected as an MLA to the Travancore-Cochin State Assembly in 1954 from the constituency of Trivandrum II.

In 1971 he became the MP representing the constituency of Ambalapuzha in Loksabha.

He would later go on to receive the Thamarapathram, an award given to outstanding politicians and activists by the government of India.


  • Niramillatha Marivillu
  • Kalayalavu Oru varsham
  • Sahyadri Sanukalil ( Travelogue)
  • Nananjupoyi enkilum Jwala ( Auto Biography)
  • Madhuvidu Premam
  • Manja Jalam


1. https://web.archive.org/web/20070616182735/http://www.eci.gov.in/StatisticalReports/LS_1971/Vol_I_LS71.pdf

K. Balakrishnan is best remembered as the editor and publisher of Kaumudi weekly, which was widely popular in the southern parts of the present Kerala state. A unique feature in the weekly, 'pathradhiparodu chodikkuka' (Ask the editor) in which readers can ask the editor about anything under the sky (but not a quiz session) was widely popular. Unfortunately, no information about the weekly, which was published during 1950s and '60s, s now found in Wikipedia