M. P. Veerendra Kumar

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M. P. Veerendra Kumar
M. P. Veerendra Kumar DS.jpg
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
ConstituencyKerala
In office
23 March 2018 (2018-03-23) – 28 May 2020 (2020-05-28)
Succeeded byM. V. Shreyams Kumar
In office
3 April 2016 (2016-04-03) – 20 December 2017 (2017-12-20)
Preceded byT. N. Seema
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2004 (2004)–2009 (2009)
Preceded byK. Muraleedharan
Succeeded byM. K. Raghavan
ConstituencyKozhikode
In office
1996 (1996)–1998 (1998)
Preceded byK. Muraleedharan
Succeeded byP. Sankaran
ConstituencyKozhikode
Personal details
Born(1937-08-15)15 August 1937 [1]
Wayanad, Kerala, India
Died28 May 2020(2020-05-28) (aged 82) [2]
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyLoktantrik Janata Dal
(from 24 March 2018)
Other political
affiliations
Janata Dal (United)
(till 20 December 2017),
Socialist Janata (Democratic),
Janata Dal (Secular)
Parents
  • M. K. Padmaprabha Goudar
  • Marudevi Avva
Alma mater
As of 23 September, 2006
Source: [1]

M. P. Veerendra Kumar (15 August 1937 — 28 May 2020) was an Indian politician, writer and journalist, who was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He was a member of the Loktantrik Janata Dal political party and president of the Kerala state branch of the party. He was also the chairman and managing director of the Malayalam daily newspaper Mathrubhumi.

Life[edit]

Veerendra Kumar was born on 15 August 1937 to Marudevi Avva and M. K. Padmaprabha Goudar, a leader of Socialist Party and former MLA, in Kalpetta. After schooling in Kalpetta and Kozhikode, he did his master's in philosophy from the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College.

As a politician, he was treasurer and a national committee member of the former Samyukta Socialist Party, state secretary of the Kerala Unit of the Socialist Party, one of the all India secretaries of the former Socialist Party, convener of the Opposition Co-ordination Committee in Kerala, vice president of the former Janata Party, and its president. He was arrested during The Emergency. From 1987–91 he was a member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Later, in 1996 he was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Kozhikode constituency and functioned as Minister of state for Labour and later Finance.

He died on 28 May 2020 due to cardiac arrest at Kozhikode in Kerala.[3] he is jain by religion

Publications[edit]

His works as an author include:

  • Samanwayathinte Vasantham
  • Buddhante Chiri
  • Gattum Kanacharadukalum
  • Atmavilekkoru Theerthayathra
  • Prathibhayute Verukal Thedi
  • Changampuzha: Vidhiyute Vettamrigam
  • Thirinjhunokkumbol
  • Lokavyapara Samkhadanayum Oorakkudukkukalum (Gattinu Seshamulla Oranweshanam)
  • Roshathinte Vithukal
  • Adhinivesathinte Adiyozhukukal
  • Hymavathabhoovil
  • Ramantedhukkam
  • Vivekanandan: Sanyasiyum Manushyanum

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://amp/s/theprint.in/india/born-comrade-with-feudal-roots-veerendra-kumar-had-one-last-wish-united-socialist-party/431732/%3famp
  2. ^ http://www.mpveerendrakumar.in/profile.html
  3. ^ https://www.deshabhimani.com/news/kerala/news-national-28-05-2020/873941
  4. ^ "Minister calls for schemes to promote khadi". The Hindu online. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Veerendra Kumar, Nanjil Nadan among Sahitya Akademi winners". The Hindu. 21 December 2010. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
K. Muraleedharan
Member of Parliament
for Kozhikode

1996 – 1998
Succeeded by
P. Sankaran
Preceded by
K. Muraleedharan
Member of Parliament
for Kozhikode

2004 - 2009
Succeeded by
M. K. Raghavan

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