Karingozhakkal Mani Mani
(K. M. Mani) is a veteran Indian politician and the leader of Kerala Congress
, one of the factions of the Kerala Congress
. He holds the records of having presented the maximum number of eight budgets
in the Kerala Legislative Assembly
as Finance Minister and also as the longest-serving member of Kerala Assembly. He holds the distinction of being the longest-serving minister in the Government of Kerala
and having continuously represented from Palai
legislative constituency since its inception.He is the MLA of Palai Legislative constituency for the last 45 years beginning from 1965. He is known for his political tactics as comparable to veteran politician K. Karunakaran
. He lost the Chief Minister post of Kerala in 1979 twixt cup and lip.Mani is regarded as the 'God Father' of all factions of Kerala Congress parties in the state.
He was born to Thomas Mani and Aleyamma Mani in 1933 in a Syriac Catholic
Christian family at Marangattupilly
village in Kottayam district
and is married to Kuttiyamma. They have a son, five daughters, and thirteen grandkids. His son Jose K Mani
, who contested unsuccessfully from the Muvattupuzha
parliament constituency in 2004.Later in 2009 Jose K Mani elected as the MP of Kottayam parliament constituency by defeating sitting MP Suresh Kurup of LDF and he is married to Nisha Jose. Mani practiced as a lawyer before entering into politics as an active member of Indian National......