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Aryadan Muhammed
ആര്യാടന്‍ മുഹമ്മദ്‌
Aryadan muhammad.jpg
Minister for Electricity Government of Kerala
Assumed office
23 May 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 8 Nov, 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.

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 23 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 stint as the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party.

See also[edit]


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Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 18:07:30 -0700

Son of veteran Congress leader Aryadan Muhammed, Aryadan Shoukath is also a film producer. He was also the president of the Nilambur panchayat when it won Kerala's best panchayat award from the state government, and was also the chairman of the ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:28:31 -0700

The six dropped include ministers Aryadan Muhammed and C N Balakrishnan, both of whom had opted out. Sending out a message to the veterans, three-time MLA T N Prathapan too had opted out. Others not renominated include Therambil Ramakrishnan, ...
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:32:43 -0700

scene is heating up with Congress-led ruling UDF, CPM-headed LDF and BJP alliance declaring their candidates and hitting the campaign trail. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the spearhead of UDF campaign along with KPCC President V M Sudheeran ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:30:00 -0700

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Setting at rest speculation about the transfer of ADGP Rishiraj Singh who had courted controversy for not saluting Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala assembly was today informed that the officer had been transfered after ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:15:00 -0700

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress-led UDF government today said it would not hike power tariff and surcharge during its remaining tenure. Replying to a notice for an adjournment motion moved by the CPI(M) led LDF opposition on the power ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 17:56:15 -0700

Cooperation minister C. N. Balakrishnan, power minister Aryadan Muhammed, six time Thrissur MLA Therambil Ramakrishnan, Kodungalloor MLA T. N. Prathapan and Manaloor MLA P. A. Madhavan are not contesting this time. Veteran Congress leader ...


Mon, 04 Apr 2016 03:41:15 -0700

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday turned down solar-scam accused Saritha Nair's request for a CBI probe against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy saying she lacked credibility. Justice B. Kemal Pasha observed that Saritha lodged the complaint ...


Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:15:05 -0700

... and mini revolutions in several constituencies. By April 4, when the party announced its first list of 83 candidates, 33 of its 39 MLAs were in it; two Ministers, Aryadan Muhammed (Nilambur) and C.N. Balakrishnan (Wadakkanchery), opted out on their ...

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