Kizhakkayil Mathai Chandy
Prof. K. M. Chandy
|8th Governor of Madhya Pradesh|
30 December 1987 – 30 March 1989
|Chief Minister||Motilal Vora|
|Preceded by||Narayan Dutta Ojha (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Sarla Grewal|
15 May 1984 – 30 November 1987
|Chief Minister||Arjun Singh|
|Preceded by||B. D. Sharma|
|Succeeded by||Narayan Dutta Ojha (Acting)|
|6th Governor of Gujarat|
6 August 1983 – 26 April 1984
|Chief Minister||Madhav Singh Solanki|
|Preceded by||Sharda Mukherjee|
|Succeeded by||Braj Kumar Nehru|
|7th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry|
15 May 1982 – 5 August 1983
|Chief Minister||M. D. R. Ramachandran|
|Preceded by||R.N. Haldipur|
|Succeeded by||Kona Prabhakara Rao|
|President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee|
January 1978 – May 1982
|Preceded by||K. C. Abraham|
|Succeeded by||S. Varadarajan Nair|
Kizhakkayil Mathai Chandy
6 August 1921
Pala, Travancore, British India (Now in Kerala, India)
|Died||7 September 1998 (aged 77)|
Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||St. Berchmans College|
University College Thiruvananthapuram
|As of 11 July 2020|
Kizhakkayil Mathai Chandy (6 August 1921 – 7 September 1998) was an Indian politician who served as the governor of the Indian states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. He is also the former president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and chairman of Rubber Board.
He was elected unanimously to the State Legislature after Independence at the age of 26 and he was re-elected in 1952 and 1954. Chandy was mainly responsible for the establishment and growth of many big co-operative institutions in Kerala. The first ever Youth Congress Unit was started by him in the year 1953. He founded the Meenachil Co-operative Land Mortgage Bank.He was also the Founder of the Palai Co-operative Marketing Society. The Kerala State Rubber Marketing Federation was founded by him in 1971. He founded the Indian Rubber Growers Association in 1966. The present B. Tech. Course in rubber technology in the Cochin University is his brain child.It was at his instance that India joined the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). He led a large number of delegations from India to conferences of International Rubber Study Group, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries(ANRPC), International Rubber Research Development Board held at London, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. from 1972 to 1978.
K. M. Chandy was born on 6 August 1921 at Palai in Kottayam District as the son of Kizhakkayil Mathai and Mathai Mariyam. He had 3 younger brothers including Pala K.M Mathew (Former Member Of Parliament) and a sister. He had his schooling in his home town palai and College education at Changanacherry and Trivandrum. He completed his M.A. in English Language and literature in 1942.
He was married to Mariakutty Chandy in the year 1939 at the age of 18. They have eight sons and two daughters.
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