8 July 1924|
Kondotty, Madras Presidency, British India
|Died||28 July 1969(aged 45)|
|Spouse(s)||K. T. Sainaba|
|Children||Ashraf K.T.K., Sareena, Nishad, and Haseena|
|As of 26 January, 2009
Source: Legislators of Kerala
Karikadan Kunhali (Malayalam: കരിക്കാടന് കുഞ്ഞാലി) (8 July 1924 – 28 July 1969), popularly known as Sakhavu Kunhali (Comrade Kunhali), was a malayali communist leader and a two time MLA of Kerala Legislative Assembly from Nilambur. He was assassinated by a gunman allegedly hired by the rival political party.
Born in the village of Kondotty, in Malappuram district of Kerala, Kunhali had his primary education at Kondotty UP School and secondary education at Malappuram Govt. High School. In 1942 he joined Indian Army. The life in the army helped mould him to a good soldier who fought injustice in the society till his last breath. Soon after the world war ended he quit the army and returned to his home state Kerala. Kunjali actively involved in various social activities in the Eranad region (present day Malappuram district) of Kerala.
- Key Highlights General Election, 1965 The Legislative Assembly Kerala.
- Key Highlights General Election, 1967 The Legislative Assembly Kerala. Archived 10 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Kunhali’s death statement sought". The Hindu. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
- Sa: Kunhali Smaranika (1994), Edited by Chelavoor Venu, Desabhimani Press, Kozhikode.
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