IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES

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OMMEN CHANDY

Born on October 31, 1943 in Kottayam. Father: Shri K.O. Chandy. Mother: Smt. Baby Chandy. Oommen Chandy is the 19th Chief Minister of Kerala. Oommen Chandy studied at St George High School, Puthuppally CMS College and S B College, Changanassery. He took his law degree from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He started his political career through the Kerala Students Union (K.S.U.). He was the president of KSU, President of the State Youth Congress in 1970, member A.I.C.C; Minister for Labour from 1977 to 1978; Minister for Home from 1981 to 1982; Minister for Finance from 1991 to1994. He was the Convenor of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) from 2001 to 2004. When Chief Minister A.K. Antony resigned in 2004 , Ommen Chandy sworn in as the Chief Minister of Kerala. In the general elections to the state legislature held in 2006, the UDF led by Oommen Chandy lost majority and he was elected as the Leader of Opposition. In 2011, the UDF led by the Indian National Congress won a narrow majority and Ommen Chandy was elected as the 21st Chief Minister of Kerala. He sworn in as the Chief Minister on 18 May 2011.