P. Sankaran

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Shri. P. Sankaran, is an Indian lawyer and senior Congress leader. He is the son of Shri Kelu Nair, a freedom fighter, and Smt Makkam Amma, on 2 December 1947. His wife is Smt. Sudha and they have 1 son and 2 daughters.

Early life[edit]

He entered politics in his early teens, having actively participated in student agitations since 1959. He was the Vice-Chairman of Calicut University Union during 1973-74 and was the first Student Syndicate Member of Calicut University during 1975-76. He had actively participated in NCC, Scouts, Bharat Sevak Samaj and Seva Dal. He was arrested and jailed during 1977-78 while protesting the arrest of Smt. Indira Gandhi.


Shri. Sankaran was elected to the 11th Kerala Legislative assembly from Koyilandy constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate. From 26 May 2001 to 29 August 2004 he handled the Health portfolio until 10.2.2004 and Tourism (from 11.2.2004) in the Kerala State Ministry headed by Shri. A.K. Antony.[1] In 1998, Shri. Sankaran was elected to Lok Sabha. Shri. Sankaran served, at different times, as the President of various trade unions. He was President, Kozhikode District Youth Congress Committee (1978), General Secretary (1980–91), DCC, Kozhikode and President DCC (I), Kozhikode.

He was Director and Board Member of Public Undertakings such as Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (Bangalore), Command Area Development Authority (CADA-Trichur), Oushadhi (Trichur) and Plantation Corporation of Kerala Limited (Kottayam). He worked as General Secretary of Kerala Pradesh Congress committee (KPCC). Presently he is working as KOZHIKODE district UDF convener


  1. ^ "Former minister sentenced in DCC case". The Times of India. 22 January 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 

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