P. K. Sreemathy

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P. K. Sreemathy
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Member of the Indian Parliament
for Kannur
Assumed office
Preceded by K. Sudhakaran
Minister for Health and Family Welfare
In office
In office
Constituency Payyanur
Personal details
Born (1949-05-04) 4 May 1949 (age 68)
Mayyil, Kannur district, Kerala
Political party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Religion Hindu

P. K. Sreemathy (born 4 May 1949), popularly known as P. K. Sreemathy Teacher, is an Indian politician and a member of Communist Party of India (Marxist). Born at Mayyil Panchayat in Kannur district, Sreemathy was selected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2006 from Payyanur assembly constituency.[1] She was the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Kerala during 2006 through 2011.[2][3] She is a member of 16th Lok Sabha, representing Kannur constituency.


Sreemathy teacher is a controversial politician in Kerala politics. She was born on 4 May 1949 as the daughter of Kelappa Nambiar and P. K. Meenakshi Amma.[4] She has been active in social life for the past 30 years.

She was the Kannur District council standing committee chairperson for some time before she became the Kannur district Panchayat from 1995 to 1997. . Now she is All India Democratic Women's Association State secretary and CPI (M) National Committee Member. She was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2001 and 2006 from Payyanur.[5] She won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Kannur constituency, defeating Indian National Congress's K. Sudhakaran by a margin of 6566 votes.[6]

Damodaran Nambiar is her spouse. The couple has a son, Sudhir Nambiar.

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