Shri A. K. Antony, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Kerala ]

Father's Name : Shri Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai
Mother's Name : Shrimati Aley Kutty
Date of Birth : 28 December 1940
Place of Birth : Cherthala, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Elizabeth Antony
Children : Two sons
Educational Qualifications : B.A., B.L. Educated at University of Kerala
Profession : Advocate, Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address : 'Anjanam', Easwara Vilasam Road, Thiruvananthapuram 695014 Tel. - (Tel.{0471}2329303, 2735858)
Present Address : 9, Krishna, Menon Marg, New Delhi Tel. - (Tel. 23366744, Mobile: 9868181181)
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
1970-77, 1977-79, 1995-96, 1996-2001 and 2001-05 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly 1977-78, 1995-96, 2001-04 Chief Minister, Kerala April 1985 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 1991 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1993-95 Union Cabinet Minister of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution 1996- 2001 Leader of Opposition, Kerala Legislative Assembly May 2005 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health June 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare 24 Oct. 2006 onwards Minister of Defence April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Books Published :  
Editor, 'Kalasala', a Malayalam weekly, 1964-65; Editor, Printer and Publisher, 'Veekshanam', a Malayalam daily, 1978-82
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Not Available
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Countries Visited :  
Erstwhile U.S.S.R., Japan, France, U.K., Yugoslavia, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, U.S.A., Maldives and Oman
Other Information :  
School Union Councillor, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1956-57; Students Union Secretary, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58; General Secretary, (i) Cherthala Taluk Committee, Kerala Students Union, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58, (ii) College Students Union, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 1962-63, (iii) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (K.P.C.C.), 1969-73 and (iv) All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.), 1984-87; Treasurer, Kerala Students Union, 1963-64; Treasurer (Acting), A.I.C.C., 1994-95; President, (i) Kerala Students Union, 1964-66, (ii) Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, 1966-69 and (iii) K.P.C.C., 1973-77, 1978-82 and 1987-92; Convenor, State Liaison Committee of the Ruling Coalition, Kerala, 1970-77; Member, (i) Congress Working Committee since 15 April 1992, (ii) Central Disciplinary Action Committee, A.I.C.C. since 17 February 1993 and (iii) Central Election Committee, A.I.C.C. since 12 February 2001