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Aryadan Muhammed
ആര്യാടന്‍ മുഹമ്മദ്‌
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Minister for Electricity Government of Kerala
Assumed office
May 23, 2011
Governor H.R. Bhardwaj
Preceded by A. K. Balan
Constituency Nilambur, Malappuram district
Personal details
Born (1935-05-15) 15 May 1935 (age 80)
Nilambur, Malappuram district
Political party Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg
Spouse(s) Smt. Mariyumma
Children Two sons and two daughters
Residence Nilambur, Kerala
As of Nov 8, 2012
Source: kerala.gov.in

Shri.Aryadan Muhammed is a veteran Indian National Congress party leader and the present Minister for Electricity and Transport (Government of Kerala) in the Oommen Chandy Ministry. He is representing the Nilambur constituency in Kerala after winning in the 2011 State Election. He is an exceptionally sane and balanced person and fearless in expressing views. He has no inhibition of " political correctness " while expressing his forthright opinion.

Personal Life[edit]

Aryadan Muhammed was born on 15 May 1935 as the son of Shri. Unneen and Smt. Kadiyamunni.[1] He married Smt. Mariyumma and have two sons and two daughters.

Political Life[edit]

Entering politics as an Indian National congress member in 1952, Shri. Muhammed, a member of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) since 1958, later served as Secretary, Calicut DCC, President, Malappuram DCC and as General Secretary, KPCC. An active member of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) in the fifties, he has been the President of various labour unions as well.

Shri. Aryadan Muhammed became elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly (KLA) for the first time in 1977. He got elected to the KLA again in 1980 through a by-election held on 28.5.1980. Since then, from 8th KLA to the 13th KLA (1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011) he has been representing the same Nilambur Constituency as a Congress candidate.

As Minister (Kerala State)[edit]

From 25.1.1980 to 16.10.1981, Shri. Aryadan was the Minister for Labour and Forests in the Ministry headed by Shri. E.K.Nayanar. Later, from 20.4.1995 to 9.5.1996 he was the Minister for Labour and Tourism in the Ministry headed by Shri. A.K.Antony. In the Ministry headed by Shri. Oommen Chandy (2004-2006) he was holding the portfolio of Electricity since 5.9.2004.

Aryadan Muhammed is at present the Minister for Power and Transport in the Oommen Chandy Ministry and assumed his office on 23rd May 2011. His portfolio includes Electricity, Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Road Transport, Motor Vehicles and Water Transport.[2]

Major Election Victories in KLA
Year Constituency Closest rival Majority (votes)
1977 Nilambur Saidalikutty (CPI(M)) 7,715[3]
1980 Nilambur M.R Chandran (INC(I)) 17,841[4]
1987 Nilambur Devdas Pottekkad (CPI(M)) 10,333[5]
1991 Nilambur Abdurahiman Master (IND) 7,684[6]
1996 Nilambur Malayil Thomas Matheew (IND) 6,693[7]
2001 Nilambur P. Anwar Master (IND) 21,620[8]
2006 Nilambur Sreerama Krishnan (CPI(M)) 18,171[9]
2011 Nilambur Prof. M. Thomas Mathew (IND) 5,598[10]

Other positions held

  • During his long legislative career, he had also served as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 1998 to 2001 and Chairman of Public Undertakings Committee from 2001 to 2004.
  • In addition, he has held important positions in the State Marketing Federation as its President and was the Director of NCDC and NAFED.
  • During the Xth KLA Shri. Aryadan had also a remarkable stint as the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party.

See also[edit]


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The New Indian Express
Tue, 12 May 2015 19:48:45 -0700

“According to the letter, Electricity and Transport Minister Aryadan Muhammed also received the 'solar share'. There is mention about Rural Development Minister K C Joseph as well in the letter, but it does not say that he took money,” George revealed.


Mon, 18 May 2015 09:36:42 -0700

(From L-R) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy (2nd L), Ministers P.K. Kunhalikutty, K.M. Mani, Ramesh Chennithala, Aryadan Muhammed, K.C. Joseph, P.J. Joseph, V.S. Sivakumar, P.K. Abdu Rabb, K. Babu and M.K. Muneer. Photo: Manoj Chemancheri.
Times of India
Thu, 07 May 2015 14:33:45 -0700

The 3.5 megawatt hydroelectric project is being set up in Kanjirappuzha near Adyanpara waterfalls in Nilambur. The trial run of penstoke pipes and of machines installed in the project site was held in the presence of power minister Aryadan Muhammed and ...


Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Kerala Minister Aryadan Muhammed has come out with a statement that his great grand parents were Hindus. This has created a celebrative mood in the face book among the Sangh Parivar, with an attitude: 'We told you so, you guys came from us'. It has ...

Oneindia Malayalam

Oneindia Malayalam
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0700

ആര്യാടന്‍ മുഹമ്മദ് എന്ന് പറഞ്ഞാല്‍ പ്രതിപക്ഷത്തെ നേതാക്കള്‍ക്ക് വരെ പേടിയുള്ള നേതാവാണ്. നിയമസഭയില്‍ വിഎസ് അച്യുതാനന്ദന്‍ മാത്രമാണ് ആര്യാടനെതിരെ എഴുന്നേറ്റ് നിന്ന് സംസാരിക്കാന്‍ ...

Oneindia Malayalam

Oneindia Malayalam
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:48:46 -0800

തിരുവനന്തപുരം: നാദാപുരത്ത് എല്‍കെജി വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥിനി പീഡിപ്പിക്കപ്പെട്ട സംഭവവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട വിവാദത്തില്‍ തന്നെ ഉള്‍പ്പെടുത്താന്‍ നോക്കേണ്ടെന്ന് വൈദ്യുതി മന്ത്രി ആര്യാടന്‍ ...
The Indian Express
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:40:50 -0800

Congress minister Aryadan Muhammed's former personal assistant and his friend were sentenced to life imprisonment by a session's court in Malappuram which found them guilty of raping and murdering a woman at Congress party office. The first accused ...

Oneindia Malayalam

Oneindia Malayalam
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:33:20 -0800

നിലമ്പൂര്‍: ആദിവാസികളുടെ പ്രിയ ഡോക്ടര്‍ ഷാനവാസിനോട് കോണ്‍ഗ്രസിന്റെ മുതിര്‍ന്ന നേതാവും മന്ത്രിയും ആയ ആര്യാടന്‍ മുഹമ്മദിന് എന്തുകൊണ്ടാണ് ഇത്ര ദേഷ്യം. എന്തുകണ്ട് അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ ...

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