Shri V. S. Achuthanandan
Son of Shri. Sankaran and Smt. Accamma; born on 20th October 1923; studied up to VII class; Political and Trade Union Worker.
Entered politics through Trade Union activities; joined State Congress in 1939; became Member in the Communist Party in 1940; imprisoned for five years and six months; went under ground for four and half years in 1946, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1975 for taking part in struggle for Independence.Punnapra Vayalar struggle, various agitations against anti people and anti democratic policies of State and Central Governments during the period of emergency and for leading trade union and agrarian movements. Was Secretary, CPI (M) State Committee from 1980 to 1992; Was Convenor,Left Democratic Front from 1996 to 2000; Leader of Opposition from 1992 to 1996 and from 2001 to 2006; Was Chief Minister from 2006 to 2011
Elected to KLA in 1967, 1970, 1991, 2001 and 2006