22 March 2012, is the 35th death anniversary of Ayillyath Kuttiari Gopalan popularly known as A. K. Gopalan or AKG, was an Indian communist leader and first leader of opposition of India.
Born-October 1, 1904
Kannur, Kerala, British India
Died-22 March 1977 (aged 72)
Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, India
Political party-Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Spouse(s)-Susheela GopalanHe was born on 1 October 1904 in Kannur District of Northern Kerala and educated in Tellichery. By the time he became a teacher, India's independence movement was becoming energized by Mahatma Gandhi. Gopalan took part in the Khilafat Movement which prompted a marked change in his outlook, transforming him into a dedicated fulltime social and political worker.