N. Peethambara Kurup

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N. Peethambara Kurup
MP Now Chairman of Guruvayoor Devaswam Board
Constituency Kollam
Personal details
Born 24 May 1942 (1942-05-24) (age 75)
Navaikulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence Thiruvananthapuram

N. Peethambara Kurup is a former MP of Kollam Parliament constituency. He was born in Navaikulam in Thiruvananthapuram district and has completed his B.A. and B.L. from Law Academy, Trivandrum. He was the Vice President of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee.[1] He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in the 2009 elections defeating P. Rajendran of CPI(M) by a margin of 17531 votes.[2] He was a Teacher in the Kadambattukonam High School and in 1964 he resigned and entered as an active Politician. He is known for his oratorical skills and is the author of two books in Malayalam, Kiranangal, a play and Sahithya Dhara, an essay anthology.[3]


In 2013, South Indian actress Shweta Menon alleged that Kurup had molested her while the two were attending a function.[4] Shweta later dropped her complaint against Kurup, after he made a "personal apology" to her hours after FIR was lodged against him.[5]


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Preceded by
P. Rajendran
Member of Parliament from Kollam
2009 – 2014
Succeeded by
N.K. Premachandran