Panampilly Govinda Menon
|Panampilly Govinda Menon|
|Minister of Railways|
4 November 1969 – 18 February 1970
|Preceded by||Ram Subhag Singh|
|Succeeded by||Gulzarilal Nanda|
|Born||1 October 1906|
Kakkad near Chalakudy, British India
|Died||23 May 1970(aged 63)|
He was born in a village Kakkad/ Kathikkudam near Chalakudy and started his lawyer practice there as a junior to Adv. M. C. Joseph (a rationalist). He was the first treasurer of Kerala Yukthivadi Sangham. He moved his practice to Ernakulam afterwards.
Later in the 1930s he became prominent in the politics of the Kingdom of Cochin and served briefly as the Prime minister of Cochin state in 1947. After the union of Travancore and Cochin, he served as minister for education under Parur T. K. Narayana Pillai and minister for finance under A. J. John, Anaparambil. He was the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin in 1955–1956.He represented Mukundapuram (Lok Sabha constituency) from 1962 till his death.He became Union Minister for Law and Railways (1969–1970) and Minister of state for Food and Agriculture. He was also the political mentor of K. Karunakaran.
In 2006, the birth centenary celebrations of Panampilly Govinda Menon were inaugurated by the then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Later in his memory a college was built in Chalakudy named Panampilly Memorial Government College.
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- "President's Address at the Inauguration of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Panampilly Govinda Menon". Press Information Bureau: Government of India. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2009-10-08.
- "Panampilly's services recalled". The Hindu. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-10-08.
- L. V. Harikumar: Panampilly Govinda Menon: Charithravazhiyile Deepashikha - Biography, 2nd Edition published by Kerala State Institute of Languages, Thiruvananthapuram, ISBN 978-81-7638-832-0
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