Kerala's seniormost Communist leader and the member of the first elected govt, KR Gouri Amma has passed away at the age of 101 years. She was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram for age-related ailments.

  

KR Gouri Amma, Kerala’s seniormost Communist leader, dies at 101

WHAT?

Kerala's seniormost Communist leader and the member of the first elected government, KR Gouri Amma has passed away at the age of 101 years.

HOW?

Gouri Amma was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram for age-related ailments.

WHO?

Gouri Amma was the last surviving member of the first Kerala government. Gouri Amma was the first revenue minister of Kerala in the EMS cabinet of 1957. After the Communist Party split in 1964, she became part of CPI(M). In 1994, she was expelled from CPI(M) following internal rifts.

She then formed the Janathipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) and went on to join the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF). Gouri Amma was the agriculture minister in the UDF cabinet from 2001 to 2006 in the government led by Antony and Oommen Chandy.