Son of Shri. M.C.Kochunni and Smt. Chinna; born at Pullikkanam, Idukki District on 24th May 1964; B.A; Social and Political Worker.    
  Entered politics while a student; an active worker of S.F.I., held position in the organisation as Sree Kerala Varma College Unit Secretary, Chelakara Area Committee Secretary and Thrissur District Secretariat Member. In D. Y.F.I., served as Chelakara Block Committee Secretary, Thrissur District Executive Committee Member and State Committee Member. In K.S.K.T.U., served as President, Chelakara Area Committee and State Committee Member. Now, Member, D. Y.F.I. State Committee and C.P.I.(M) Thrissur District Committee.

Led students agitations against the Education Policy of the Government during 1982-87 and was brutally assaulted by the police; actively involved in the problems of Agricultural labourers and organised them. Also involved in the activities of Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad and Total Literacy Movement

Elected to Thrissur District Council in 1991 from Vallathol Nagar Division. Elected as Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly first time from Chelakkara Constituency in 1996 and served as Minister for the Welfare of Backward and Scheduled Communities and Youth affairs from 1996 to 2001. Elected again from the same Constituency in 2001 and was Opposition Chief Whip (from 2001 to 2006) during XI Kerala Legislative Assembly. Won the Election for the 3rd consecutive time from the same constituency and elected to the Office of the Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly in May 2006.

  Elected to KLA in 1996, 2001 and 2006.  
  Constituency -  Chelakkara
Party: Communist Party of India (Marxist)

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  Languages known : Malayalam, English and Hindi  
  Marital Status : Unmarried  
  Travels Abroad : Russia, Cuba, U A E, UK and Nigeria  
  Permanent Address :

Vadakkevalappil House, Thonnoorkara P.O., Chelakkara, Thrissur District. Pin - 680610

  Residential  Address : Neethi, Legislature Complex, Vikas Bhavan P.O. , Thiruvananthapuram - 3
Phone Numbers:

Direct: 0471-2305830, 2308890

Residence: 0471-2302698, 2513014, 2512393