E. Balanandan (June 16, 1924 – January 19, 2009)
was born in Baruvapattil Family in the town of Kannimelcheri, Sakthikulangara, Kollam, to Kochu thoppil Kunjiraman Channar and Unnikali Eeswari. He had to quit his school education to work for his family. He started working as an electrician in Indian Aluminium Company Kalamassery in Ernakulam District. Later he organised a trade union inside the Company. As a pioneering trade union leader he was dismissed from work during Punnapra Vayalar Strike. Later he became a well dedicated organiser of Communist Party. He served Communist Party as a member of the state secretariat and later elected to the Central Committee. After EMS and AKG, he was the first Malayali to become a member of the Polit Bureau of the CPM. After the demise of B.T Ranadive in 1990, Balanandan became the all India President of the CITU. He was elected twice to the Kerala Legislative Assembly (1967-77). He was elected to the Lok Sabha for a term in 1980. He served two terms in the Rajya Sabha from 1988 to 2000. He also has delivered a speech at United Nations representing Indian Parliament.
Book by E. Balanandan , E.Balanandan's saga depicts the tale of a true warrior and paradigm of social living. Just before his tryst with destiny he, however, ruminated all for the posterity. The undercurrent of ideological commitment that he cherished throughout his long journey of life has made this work magnum opus...
Book By: E Balandadan കേരളത്തില് ട്രേഡ്യൂണിയന് പ്രസ്ഥാനം കെട്ടിപ്പടുക്കുന്നതില് തീവ്രമായ പങ്കുവഹിച്ച സഖാവ് ഇ. ബാലാനന്ദന്റെ ആത്മകഥയാണ് നടന്നുതീര്ത്ത വഴികള് . ആ വഴികള്ക്ലേശ പൂര്ണ്ണവും ദുഷ്ക്കരവുമാണ്. ത്യാഗവും എളിമയും നിറഞ്ഞ ഒരു ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ കാല്പാടുകള് അവിടെയുണ്ട്. അധ്വാനിക്കുന്നവരുടെ വിയര്പ്പുതുള്ളികളില് മഹത്ത്വം കണ്ടെത്തിയ മഹാനായ ഈ കമ്മ്യ..