K. Kunhali

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Karikadan Kunhali
Constituency Nilambur
Personal details
Born (1924-07-08)8 July 1924
Kondotty, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 28 July 1969(1969-07-28) (aged 45)
Political party CPI(M)
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.[1][2] He was assassinated by a gunman allegedly hired by the rival political party.[3]

Early life[edit]

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.[4]


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