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Detailed Profile: Shri A.K. Antony

NameShri A.K. Antony
Father's NameShri Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai
Mother's NameShrimati Aley Kutty
Date of Birth28/12/1940
Birth PlaceCherthala, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala)
Maritial Status Married On 17 March 1985
Spouse NameShrimati Elizabeth Antony
No. of Children Two Sons
State NameKerala
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address'Anjanam', Easwara Vilasam Road, Thiruvananthapuram 695014
Telephone : (Tel.{0471}2329303, 2735858)
Present Address9, Krishna, Menon Marg, New Delhi
Telephone : (Tel. 23366744, Mobile: 9868181181)
Email idak[dot]antony[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A., B.L. Educated at University of Kerala
ProfessionAdvocate, Political and Social Worker
Positions Held 1970-77, 1977-79, 1995-96, 1996-2001 and 2001-05 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly 1977-78, 1995-96, 2001-04 Chief Minister, Kerala April 1985 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 1991 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1993-95 Union Cabinet Minister of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution 1996- 2001 Leader of Opposition, Kerala Legislative Assembly May 2005 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health June 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare 24 Oct. 2006 onwards Minister of Defence April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Freedom FighterNo
Books PublishedEditor, 'Kalasala', a Malayalam weekly, 1964-65; Editor, Printer and Publisher, 'Veekshanam', a Malayalam daily, 1978-82
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading
Countries VisitedErstwhile U.S.S.R., Japan, France, U.K., Yugoslavia, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, U.S.A., Maldives and Oman
Other InformationSchool Union Councillor, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1956-57; Students Union Secretary, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58; General Secretary, (i) Cherthala Taluk Committee, Kerala Students Union, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58, (ii) College Students Union, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 1962-63, (iii) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (K.P.C.C.), 1969-73 and (iv) All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.), 1984-87; Treasurer, Kerala Students Union, 1963-64; Treasurer (Acting), A.I.C.C., 1994-95; President, (i) Kerala Students Union, 1964-66, (ii) Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, 1966-69 and (iii) K.P.C.C., 1973-77, 1978-82 and 1987-92; Convenor, State Liaison Committee of the Ruling Coalition, Kerala, 1970-77; Member, (i) Congress Working Committee since 15 April 1992, (ii) Central Disciplinary Action Committee, A.I.C.C. since 17 February 1993 and (iii) Central Election Committee, A.I.C.C. since 12 February 2001

Source: Rajya Sabha