Varkala Radhakrishnan


1927 – 2010


Who was Varkala Radhakrishnan?

Varkala V. Radhakrishnan was an Indian politician and member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He also has served as the speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly. He represented the Chirayinkil constituency of Kerala and was a member of the Communist Party of India political party. Radhakrishnan held the Chirayinkil seat from 1997 to 2009.

An accomplished lawyer-turned-politician, Radhakrishnan hailed from Varkala, and represented the Varkala legislative constituency for several years. Radhakrishnan was an alumnus of Government Law College, Ernakulam.

Radhakrishnan was born in Varkala, a place around 50 km from Trivandum, the capital of Kerala State in India, as the eldest of four sons of Vasudevan and Dakshayani. His maternal grandfather, Manampur Govindan Asan, was a well known Sanskrit Scholar and contemporary of Sri Narayana Guru, the great social reformer who lived in Kerala during the 19th Century. The great Malayalam poet, Kumaran Asan was a student of Govindan Asan.

Radhakrishnan did his schooling at Varkala. After finishing matriculation, he had to discontinue further studies due to some financial difficulties in his family. He took up teaching to support his family. Afterwards, he completed his under graduate course at Union Christian Colleague, Alwaye. Subsequently he did his graduation in Economics from University College, Trivandrum and majored in Law later on.

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Aug 21, 1927
Lived in
  • Thiruvananthapuram
Apr 26, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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