Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Kerala’s veteran communist leader KR Gouri Amma passes away

Veteran Communist leader and the leader of Janadipathya Samrakshana Samiti (JSS), K.R. Gouri Amma passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram this morning due to age-related ailments.

The 102-year-old had many records to her credit. She has been the longest serving woman legislator in the Kerala Assembly, the oldest woman member in the Assembly, the oldest woman Minister etc.

A prominent CPI (M) leader of several decades, Gouri Amma, as she is popularly known in the state, was  the president of Janathipathya Samrakshana Samithi, a rebel outfit she had formed in 1994 after her ouster from CPI (M).

The eight-decade-long political life of K.R Gouri Amma is an important part of the history of modern Kerala. She had been a minister in the first democratically elected Communist Government of 1957 in Kerala led by E M S Namboodiripad.  As the revenue minister in the EMS cabinet, Gouri had drafted and piloted the historic Kerala Agrarian Relations Bill, which paved the way for land refor

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