: M.L.A. Of fice, Kidangamparampu, Thathampally P .O., Alappuzha - 688 513
: M.A., Ph.D.
: Economist, Politician.
: Malayalam and English
: U.S.A., U.K., U.A.E., Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Qatar , Kuwait, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, China, Norway , France
: Minister for Finance and Coir. Office bearer of SFI, Ernakulam Maharaja’s College (1973-74); S.F.I. Ernakulam District President (1974-80); President, S.F.I. State Committee (1979); Senior Activist of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad from 1977; Research Associate, Associate Fellow, Fellow of Centre for Development Studies from 1980 to 2001. Awarded Doctorate in 1985; Honorary Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, State Planning Board Member from 1996 to 2001; State President, Coir Centre (C.I.T.U.), Parliamentary Party Secretary of C.P.I. (M) in Kerala Legislative Assembly (2001-2006); C.P.I. (M) State Committee Member since 1991; Minister for Finance (2006-2011). Chairman, Subject Committee VIII(Economic Affairs) in the 14th KLA.
: Published a number of books and articles on Economics, Planning and Politics.
Literary / Artistics
: Published a number of Articles and Books on Economics, planning and Politics