Oommen Chandy, the former chief minister of Kerala

Oommen Chandy was the 19th chief minister of Kerala and a man of Exemplary conduct. His simple and dedicated life style have earned respect in the minds of all the Keralites.

Life and Birth of Sri Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy was born on 31st of October in the year 1945 in the well known tourist destination of Kumarakom in Kottayam district of Kerala. His father was Puthupally Karottu Vallakkalil K.O. Chandy and Mother Baby Chandy. He studied in the St George High School in Puthupally. while studying in school itself he became the president of the balajana Sakhyam in the year 1961. That was the first step or his entry in to the politics. In between he did graduation at SB College Changanassery and then law at Government Law College at Ernakulam.

Political career of Oommen Chandy as a Congress man

He became the State General Secretary of the Kerala Student's Union in the year 1965 and went on to become the president in the year 1967.
Kerala student's union was the student wing of the Indian national congress. From that young age itself he was pulled in by the policies and the working of the Indian National Congress. From the Kerala Student's Union he joined the Youth Congress in the year 1969 and became the state president of Youth Congress Kerala.

Marriage and family of Oommen Chandy

In the mean time he got married to Mariamma and had three children, two daughters named, Maria and Achu and a son named Chandy Oommen. The Daughter Maria got married to Sri Rikki Mathew and Achu got married to Leejo Philip. Both the Sons in law are business men and are men of good repute.

College and the political life of Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy studied in CMS college in Kottayam, then SB College in Changanassery and then went on to do law at Government Law college at Ernakulam. His actual entry in to the mainstream of the Congress when he served in the Youth Congress as a president at the state level.
At the National level he served as a party member of the All India Congress committee and was also associated with many trade unions affiliated with INTUC, Indian National Trade Union Congress. He is well known for the movements in which he had participated for the causes of the common man.

Oommen Chandy and the Kerala Assembly

He was elected to the Kerala Assembly in 1970 for the first time from Puthupally constituency. He has an impeccable record of winning 9 times continuously from the same constituency. That itself proves the fact that he is a popular and an accepted personality in his constituency.
Oommen Chandy had done graduation in Law from the government law college at Ernakulam. He knows Malayalam, Hindi and English and has travelled many places all over the world namely USA, USSR, UK, Germany, Rome, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Kuwait, UAE, Canada, Doha, Bahrain, and Maldives.

Oommen Chandy is a man of exemplary conduct. His simple and immaculate lifestyle have earned him a good name in Politics as well as an unique position in the minds of Keralaites all over.

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Author: S K Nair04 Dec 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

We all agree with your insertion madam on Shri Oomman Chandy excepting the verb "WAS" in the last para. He was, He is, and He will - no doubt about it.

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