(September 15, 1929 - ) is an Indian public figure and former Union Minister who is associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP). Due to the low odds of election in the state of Kerala
, The Hindu
- April 28, 2004 Rajagopal represented Madhya Pradesh
(a state he is not domiciled in) in the Rajya Sabha
from 1992 until 2004 The Hindu
- June 10, 2004
He was born on September 15, 1929 to Madhavan Nair and O. Konhikkavu Amma of Olanchery veedu at Pudukkad Panchayath in Palakkad
. His early education took place in Kanakkannoor elementary school and Manjapra Upper Primary school and later went to Government Victoria College, Palakkad
His Law education was undertaken in Chennai
and after he completed his studies in law, he began practicing law in 1956 at the Palakkad District Court.
Jana Sangh work
He was inspired by Deendayal Upadhyaya
and began working in the Jana Sangh
shortly after completing his studies. The death of Upadhyaya in 1968 spurred Rajagopal to pursue his public career more deeply. He was the State General Secretary of Jana Sangh until 1974. That same year, he was promoted to the post of President, a post he held until 1977.
In the Emergency period he was jailed... Read More