Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Karunakaran, Shri P.
Constituency   : Kasaragod (Kerala)
Party Name     : Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPI(M))
Email Address : karunakaran[DOT]p[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri N. Koran
Mother's Name Smt. P. Chirutha
Date of Birth 20 Apr 1945
Place of Birth Kiliyalam, Distt. Kasargod (Kerala)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 01 Jan 1978
Spouse's Name Smt. Liala
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at M.A. College, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam, Kerala
Profession Social Worker
Writer,Trade Unionist,Sportsperson
Permanent Address
Amaravathi House, P.O. Nileswaram,
Distt. Kasaragod, Kerala
Tel : (04672) 280990, 09868180357 (M)

A.K.G. Centre, A. Raghavan Road,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695034
Tels. : (04712) 2305731, 2468536
Fax : (04712) 2307141
Present Address
No.422, V.P. House, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels : (011) 23724503, 23724516, 09868180357 (M)
Positions Held
1977-1984 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly (two terms)
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
2004-2006 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
2005-2009 Member, Estimates Committee
2006-2009 Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
6 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Estimates
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
23 Sep. 2009 Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
1 May 2010 Member, Committee on Estimates
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
13 June 2014 onwards Member (Special Invitee), Business Advisory Committee
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Chairperson, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee

Books Published
Memories of Vietnam; Indian Politics - Inside and Outside Parliament; Suppression and Resistance; Indian Politics - Outside and Inside Parliament (Second Part); Olimangaroormakal
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Writing Articles in news papers and periodicals; Closely associated with A.K.G. and Musamasathile Sooryam - Both Cinemas; Reading books especially Poetry and Novels; Interested in Cinema and Dramas
Social And Cultural Activities
Chairman, Kala Trust; Convenor, Abudhabi Sakthi Award
Special Interests
Reading and writing, watching Cricket and Volleyball; associated with Social activities
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Visiting tourism centres and interested in Volleyball
Sports and Clubs
Interested in Sports specially Volleyball and Foot Ball and associated with Number of Clubs; Volleyball player in college team and interested in Foot Ball Tagore Club
Countries Visited
Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Portugal, Russia, Spain, U.A.E., U.K., U.S.A. and Vietnam
Other Information
Started political work with student movement; worked in youth, trade union front; particiapted in many struggles; injured right hand in 1974 during police lathi charge; was on MISA warrant and went underground for 17 months and 43 days during Emergency; General Manager, ``Deshabhiman`` a Malayalam Daily participated in the demonstation at the Collectorate on 17 March, 2003; seriously injured due to police atrocities

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