C Achutha Menon

Chelat Achutha Menon

Chelat Achutha Menon

Date of Birth : 13 January, 1913
Date Of Death : 16 August, 1991

Mini Biography :

Chelat Achutha Menon (13 January, 1913 – 16 August 1991) was a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI). He was the chief minister of Kerala state from 1969-11-01 to 1970-08-01 and 1970-10-04 to 1977-03-25.

He was popularly called as Achuthamenon. Academically brilliant he stood first in the state in the Secondary school examination. He graduated from St. Thomas College, Thrissur and did Law at Government Law College Thiruvananthapuram with first rank in the University. He also secured Sri. V. Bashyam Iyengar Gold Medal for Hindu Law from Madras University. The ‘C’ in his initials stand for ‘Chelat’ his family name.

After a brief period practising law at Trichur he entered politics as an Indian National Congress worker. Then in 1942, he joined the CPI.

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