Veliyam Bharghavan

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Veliyam Bharghavan
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Veliyam Bharghavan
Personal details
Born Krishnan Bharghavan
May 1928
Veliyam, Kollam Kerala
Died 18 September 2013(2013-09-18) (aged 85)
Nationality Indian
Political party Communist Party of India
Residence Veliyam

Veliyam Bharghavan (Malayalam: വെളിയം ഭാർഗവൻ‎; May 1928 – 18 September 2013) was a Communist leader from the Kerala, India.[1] He was the state Secretary of Communist Party of India (CPI) from 1998 to 2010. In 2010 he retired from that position due to his health issues. He hails from Veliyam village of Kollam district. He is an advocate of a merger between CPI and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM).[2][3][4] He was a member of the first Legislative Assembly of Kerala, winning the 1957 assembly elections from the Chadayamangalam Constituency.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Veteran CPI leader Veliyam Bhargavan passes away". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  2. ^ Nair, C. Gouridasan (26 December 2005). "`Subjective factors hampering unity among Left parties'". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Veliyam Bharghavan gets industry-wise". Indian Express. 6 December 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bhargavan is CPI Kerala chief". Financial Express. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Elections to the First Kerala Assembly 1957" (PDF). Government of Kerala. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "`Preserve independence of Legislature'". The Hindu. 28 April 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2010.