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Detailed Profile: Shri K.N. Balagopal

NameShri K.N. Balagopal
Father's NameShri P.K. Narayana Panicker
Mother's NameShrimati O.V. Radhamany Amma
Date of Birth28/07/1963
Birth PlaceKalanjoor, Distt. Pathanamthitta (Kerala)
Maritial Status Married On 24 March 1999
Spouse NameShrimati Asha Prabhakaran
No. of ChildrenOne Daughter One Son
State NameKerala
Party NameCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
Permanent AddressSreenikethan, Mavanal House, Kalanjoor P.O., Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
Telephone : {04734} 270776,{0474}2763800, Mobile: 09446545577
Present Address401 VP House, NewDelhi 110001
Telephone : Mobile: 9013181577
Email idkn[dot]balagopal[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsM.Com., LL.B., LL.M. Educated at S.N. College, Punalur, M.G. College, Trivendrum, The Law Academy, Trivendrum, Kerala University, Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala)
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker
Positions Held April 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Member, Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers May 2012 onwards Member, Court of the Aligarh Muslim Nominated to the Committee on Government Assurances Member, Select Committee on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Rubber Board
Freedom FighterNo
Books Published
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationFootball and cricket; reading and travelling; drawing cartoons
Countries VisitedCuba, to attend 14th World Youth Festival of Students and Youth, 1997; Algeria, as Indian Coordinator, to attend the 15th World Youth Festival of Students and Youth, 2001; Portugal, to attend meeting of World Federation of Democratic Youth, 2005; Venezuela, as Indian Coordinator, to attend the 16th World Youth Festival, 2005; Vietnam and Greece, to attend meeting of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), 2006; Sri Lanka, Nepal, U.A.E. and Singapore
Other InformationUnion Chairman, (i) Sreenarayana College, Punalur, 1983 and (ii) Mahatama Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram , 1985; All India President, (i) Students Federation of India (SFI), 1997-2000 and (ii) Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) 2003-2006; All India Joint Secretary, DYFI, 2000-2003; State President, Students Federation of India (SFI), Kerala, 1994-95; District President, Students Federation of India (SFI), Kollam, 1991-93; State Secretary, SFI, 1995-97; District Secretary, SFI, Kollam, 1991-93; President, Kerala University Employees Confederation; Member, (i) Student Syndicate, Kerala University, 1991-92 and Syndicate Member, 2000-2004, and (ii) Student's senate, Kerala University for 2 terms; Political Secretary, Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri V.S. Achuthanandan, 31 May 2006-13 March 2010; Member, CPI(M) Kerala State Committee since 1998

Source: Rajya Sabha