V. S. Sivakumar

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V.S Siva Kumar
വി.എസ് .ശിവകുമാര്‍
V. S. Sivakumar portrait.jpg
Member of legislative assembly
Constituency Thiruvananthapuram
Former Minister for Health, Family Welfare and Devaswom, Govt. of Kerala
In office
18 May 2011 – 19 May 2016
Governor H.R. Bhardwaj
Preceded by P. K. Shreemathi
Succeeded by K.K Shylaja
Personal details
Born (1960-05-30) 30 May 1960 (age 56)
Amaravila, Thiruvananthapuram
Political party Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg
Spouse(s) Smt. Sindhu Salooja C.R
Children 2 daughters
Residence Sasthamangalam , Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Religion Nair, Hindu
Website http://www.minister-health.kerala.gov.in/
As of 26 Oct, 2012
Source: kerala.gov.in

V. S. Sivakumar(Malayalam:വി.എസ് .ശിവകുമാര്‍) (born 30 May 1960 in Amaravila, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) is an Indian politician and the former Minister for Health, Family Welfare and Devaswom, Government of Kerala.[1] He represented the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala winning against V. Surendran Pillai of KC(T) party in 2011 State Election. Siva Kumar is being elected to the state assembly for the first time. He was a member of Parliament in the 13th Lok Sabha representing Thiruvananthapuram Parliamentary Constituency. He was re-elected in 2016 state assemble election from same constituency.

Early life[edit]

V.S Siva Kumar was born to Shri K.V. Sadasivan Nair and Smt.B. Subhadra Amma at Amaravila near Neyyattinkara on 30 May 1960. He has completed BSc from Veluthampy Memorial N.S.S. College, Dhanuvachapuram, Thiruvananthapuram and LLB from Law Academy, Law College, Thiruvananthapuram.[2] He married Smt. Sindhu Salooja C.R, have two daughters and lives near Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Political Life[edit]

V.S Siva Kumar started his political career through the Kerala Students Union (KSU) in 1978 and rose through the Youth Congress.[3] He was elected the Chairman, Students’ Union, V.T.M.N.S.S. College, Dhanuvachapuram, Trivandrum in 1979-80. He served as Indian National Congress DCC President, AICC Member, KPCC Member and general secretary. He was the elected Member of Parliament in the 13th Lok Sabha representing Thiruvananthapuram Parliamentary Constituency.

Positions held

  • 1978-1979 University Union Councillor (Kerala University)
  • 1980-1982 General Secretary, Block Congress Committee
  • 1982-1987 President, Block Youth Congress, Parasala Block, District Trivandrum
  • 1987-1993 Vice-President, District Youth Congress Committee, Trivandrum
  • 1993-2000 President, District Youth Congress, Trivandrum
  • 1999-2004 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
  • 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests

V S Siva Kumar was elected as the Member of Parliament to the 13th Lok Sabha for the first time in 1999 by defeating Shri. Kaniyapuram Ramachandran of CPI with a margin of 14,385 votes from Thiruvananthapuram (Lok Sabha constituency). He represented the constituency till 2004 in the Lok Sabha. But in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and by-election in 2005, he tasted defeat against Shri. P.K Vasudevan and Shri Panniyan Ravindran of CPI, respectively, from the Thiruvananthapuram Constituency.[4]

Siva Kumar was fielded in for the first time into State Assembly election(Election 2011) from Thiruvananthapuram constituency. He emerged victorious against the former Minister V. Surendran Pillai of KC(T) party by a margin of 5352 votes.

Minister[edit]

V.S Siva Kumar was sworn in as a minister in Kerala for the first time in 2011. He sworn is as the Minister for Transport and Devaswom on 18 May 2011 in the Oommen Chandy Ministry 2011-2016. Later in the first cabinet reshuffle, he was made the Minister for Health, Family Welfare and Devaswom. His portfolio includes Health, Family Welfare, Medical Education, Medical University, Indigenous Medicines, Drug Control, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy and Devaswoms.

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