Shri A.K. Antony

Shri A.K. Antony

State from which I am elected: Kerala
My Political Party: Indian National Congress
My Delhi Address: 2, Jantar Mantar Road, New Delhi 110011
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My Permanent Address: ‘Anjanam’, Easwara Vilasam Road, Thiruvananthapuram 695014
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Member’s Name  :  Shri A.K. Antony 
Father’s Name  :  Shri Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai

Mother’s Name  :  Shrimati Aley Kutty
Date of Birth  :  28 December 1940
Place of Birth  :  Cherthala, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala)
Marital Status  :  Married on 17 March 1985
Spouse’s Name  :  Shrimati Elizabeth Antony
Children   :   Two sons
Educational Qualification :
B.A., B.L. Educated at University of Kerala
Profession :
Advocate, Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address:
‘Anjanam’, Easwara Vilasam Road, Thiruvananthapuram695014 Tel. – {0471} 2329303, 2723455, 2721401
Present Address :
2, Jantar Mantar Road, New Delhi110011 Tel. – 23738626, 23013611, 23013612, 21430651, Mobile: 9868181181
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Positions Held:
Duration Position Title
1970-77, 1977-79, 1995-96, 1996-2001 and 2001-05 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1977-78, 1995-96, 2001-04 Chief Minister, Kerala
April 1985 Elected to Rajya Sabha
April 1991 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha(Second Term)
1993-95 Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
1996- 2001 Leader of Opposition, Kerala Legislative Assembly
May 2005 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (Third Term)
May 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health
June 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare
24 Oct. 2006 – 26 May 2014 Minister of Defence
April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (Fourth Term)
Sept. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Railways
April 2016 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha(Fifth Term) Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation
  Freedom Fighter   :  No
Books Published:
Editor, ‘Kalasala’, a Malayalam weekly, 1964-65; Editor, Printer and Publisher, ‘Veekshanam’, a Malayalam daily, 1978-82
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and
Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests :
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation :
Countries Visited :
Erstwhile U.S.S.R., Japan, France, U.K., Yugoslavia, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, U.S.A., Maldives, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Indonesia and Myanmar
Other Information :
School Union Councillor, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1956-57; Students Union Secretary, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58; General Secretary, (i) Cherthala Taluk Committee, Kerala Students Union, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58, (ii) College Students Union, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 1962-63, (iii) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (K.P.C.C.), 1969-73 and (iv) All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.), 1984-87; Treasurer, Kerala Students Union, 1963-64; Treasurer (Acting), A.I.C.C., 1994-95; President, (i) Kerala Students Union, 1964-66, (ii) Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, 1966-69 and (iii) K.P.C.C., 1973-77, 1978-82 and 1987-92; Convenor, State Liaison Committee of the Ruling Coalition, Kerala, 1970-77; Member, (i) Congress Working Committee since 15 April 1992 and (ii) Central Election Committee, A.I.C.C. since 12 February 2001

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