A.t. Pathrose

A.t. Pathrose

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  • Name:
  • A.t. Pathrose
  • Father:
  • Anithottathil Thomman
  • Mother:
  • Vallamkulam Kandathil Maniyanottu Chinnamma

A.t. Pathrose Biography

A.T. Pathrose is an Indian politician from the south Indian state of Kerala. Currently age 85+, he is not active in political field. He has been associated with Kerala Congress Party in the 1960s. He belongs to the list of those unfortunate winners of 1965 Lok Sabha elections, who were not able to take oath as Member of Parliament when the body was prematurely dissolved. When many of those winning politicians have successfully contested Lok Sabha elections and becoming MPs, Pathrose never got opportunity to take oath as MP. In 1967 elections he was defeated by CPI candidate. Currently he is a living legend aged 87 and the only living member of the group of winners of 1965 Lok Sabha elections.


A.T. Pathrose was born in 1932 in Moovattupuzha, Ernakulam district during British rule in India. He was born into a Christian family as the son of Anithottathil Thomman and Vallamkulam Kandathil Maniyanottu Chinnamma. He graduated in law from Kolkata and later started practising in the Kerala High Court in 1963. He stopped practising and after a short period he got into business as well before joining social activities and politics.


In 1963 he got elected in his village Panchayat marking his new beginning in politics. He successfully contested from Muvattupuzha assembly constituency in 1965 on a Kerala Congress ticket, defeating M. Parameswaran Nair of CPI and E.P. Paulose of Congress. But when Lok Sabha was prematurely dissolved on March 24, opportunity was not given to elected members to take oath. After unsuccessfully contesting 1967 elections, he got more active in local body politics and served as Panchayat president for 18 years. He has also held many administrative positions.

Published: March 23, 2019

Updated: March 23, 2019


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