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Friday, November 23, 2012

Communist Leader P. Govinda Pillai (PG) passes away

23rd November, 2012:  P. Govinda Pillai (PG), Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader died yesterday at 11:10 pm at Trivandrum. PG aged 86 was under treatment for liver-associated ailments.

Govinda Pillai, is the author of widely read books on Communism and Marxism and also been the Chief Editor of Deshabimani daily and weekly.

He is survived by his wife Rajamma (retd. Philosophy Professor), MG Radhakrishnan (son) and Parvathy (Daughter), both noted journalists.

Cremation will be held today (23rd November, 2012) at 4 pm in Thycaud Santhi kavadom crematorium, Trivandrum.


Born on  1926 March 25
Birthplace: Pulluvazhi village, Perumbavoor, Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
Father: M N Parameswaran Pillai, middle class land-owner and farmer
Mother: K Parukkutty Amma, housewife
Wife: M J Rajamma, Retired Professor in Philosophy, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
Son: M G Radhakrishnan, Special Correspondent, India Today, Trivandrum
Daughter: R.Parvathy Devi, Public Relations Officer, Kudumbasree Project, Thiruvananthapuram
Son-in-law: V Sivan Kutty, Member of Legislature, Government of Kerala
Daughter-in-law: A Jayashree, Scientist, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Thiruvananthapuram
Brothers & sisters:
K P Gangadharan Nair, (late) former Head Master Jayakeralam High School, Pulluvazhi
K P Lakshmikkutty Amma ( Wife of Late P K Vasudevan Nair, former Chief Minister and CPI Leader - www.pkv.co.in )
M.P.Gopalan, Editor Emiritus, Hong Kong Business, Hong Kong.
Dr. K P Balakrishna Pillai, Manager, Jayakeralam Higher Secondary School, Pulluvazhi

Publif Life
1939-41: Inmate in Sri Sankara Ashram, Kaladi, Ernakulam
1941-42: Member Student Congress, participated in Quit India movement
1946: Joined Communist Party of India
1949-51: Actively participated in All India Student Federation’s activities in Mumbai and courted arrest.
1952: Elected from Perumbavoor to Travancore-Kochi state Assembly
1953: Member, CPI State Council
1957-59: Elected from Perumbavoor to Kerala state legislature
1964: Joined Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1964-65: Arrested for political activity in the wake of Indo-China war
1965: Elected from Perumbavoor to Kerala legislature
1967-69: Elected member from Perumbavoor to the state legislature

source: http://pgovindapillai.info

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