M. P. Veerendra Kumar
:എം.പി. വീരേന്ദ്രകുമാര് Kannada
:ಎಮ್ .ಪಿ. ವೀರೇಂದ್ರ ಕುಮಾರ) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha
. He is a member of the Socialist Janata
political party and the president of Kerala
state unit of the party. He is also the chairman and Managing editor of the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi
. He is a prominent writer in Malayalam, won Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 2010
for his travelogue Haimavatha Bhoovil
. He is the father of M.V. Shreyams Kumar MLA.
Born to Smt. Marudevi Avva and Sri. Padmaprabha Gowder on 22 July 1936, after schooling in Kalpetta and at Calicut
, he did his Masters in Philosophy from Vivekananda College, Madras
.An active politician he was the treasurer and national committee member of the former Samyukta Socialist Party ,state secretary of the Kerala Unit of the Socialist Party, one of the all India Secretaries of the former Socialist Party, Convener of the Opposition Co-ordination Committee in Kerala, Vice President of the former Janata Party, and its President. He was arrested during the emergency. Currently, he is the President of Socialist Janata Party
, a constituent of the United Democratic Front
. During 1987-91 he was elected member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Later 1996 he was elected to the lower house of the Indian parliament from Kozhikode constituency and functioned as Minister of state for Labour and later......