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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. 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 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 remarkable stint as the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party.

See also[edit]


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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:38:22 -0700

Kerala Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed, KV Thomas, MP, and Hybi Eden, Congress MLA, were among those who attended the function. Story First Published: June 21, 2015 18:04 IST. China Proposes to India Talks on Differences Over Zaki-Ur Rehman ...
The New Indian Express
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:48:45 -0700

Ministers Aryadan Muhammed, M K Muneer, academicians Achutsankar S Nair, B Ekbal, bureaucrats Nalini Netto, A P M Muhammad Hanish, M Sivasankar and senior police officer S Ananthakrishnan are among those who address the students through the ...
Kaumudi Online
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:56:15 -0700

In the wake of fresh revelations against Chandy, a case should be registered against MLAs Benny Behnan, A P Abdullakutty, Thampanoor Ravi, Ministers Adoor Prakash, Aryadan Muhammed and K C Venugopal MP Ministers Adoor Prakash, Aryadan ...


Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:11:15 -0700

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday filed an appeal by the State government seeking to impose death sentence on B.K. Biju who was a former private secretary of Minister for Power Aryadan Muhammed and another accused person in a ...
Kaumudi Online
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0700

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: PC Geroge MLA has said that Saritha's letter mentions that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had given Rs 30 lakhs to her. He also alleged that Rs 10 lakh was handed over to Minister Aryadan Muhammed at his house. “ Saritha's ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:37:30 -0700

Pinarayi also submitted that apart from Oommen Chandy, state ministers Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, K C Joseph, Aryadan Muhammed; and former Union Minister K C Venugopal were also involved in the Solar scam. According to Pinarayi, staff members ...


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 ...
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:23:20 -0700

inPeople who have made a mark for themselves in their respective fields of activity have been made an integral part of the online textbooks.Ministers Aryadan Muhammed, M K Muneer, academicians Achutsankar S Nair, B Ekbal, bureaucrats Nalini Netto, ...

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