E. K. Nayanar

Politician (Communist Party of India - Marxist)
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Birthday : Dec 9th 1919
Date of demise: May 19th 2004
He was 84 at the time of his death
Starsign : Sagittarius
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Born : Kannur, Kerala
Last updated : Jun 20th 2023

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About E. K. Nayanar

E. K. Nayanar was a prominent politician who played a significant role in Kerala. He was as a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M).

Nayanar served as the Chief Minister of Kerala on three separate occasions, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister in the state's history.

Known for his simple and affable personality, Nayanar had a mass appeal among the common people.

Under his leadership, he implemented various welfare measures and policies, focusing on social justice, rural development, and workers' rights. Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram, was established during the time E K Nayanar was serving as chief minister (28 July 1990).


He's a school dropout.

Family life

He was born as the second son of Govindan Nambiar and Narayani Amma.

Nayanar married Sarada Teacher, the niece of K. P. R. Gopalan, in 1958. They had two sons and two daughters.

Fun fact

Beyond his political career, Nayanar was also a prolific writer and thinker. He authored several books and articles on a wide range of subjects, including politics, social issues, and literature.

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