KR Gouri Amma: ‘Iron Lady’ in Kerala politics KR Gouri Amma passes away | Thiruvananthapuram News
The 102-year-old leader was undergoing treatment for age-related illness at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
Born on July 14, 1919 at Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Amma was an inimitable personality in Kerala politics.
After completing her study of Law, she became a member of Communist Party of India and played a lead role in organizing struggles and leading agitations for the rights of the labourers and underprivileged sections.
The agitations against Travancore Divan CP Ramaswamy Aiyar, especially the Punnapra Vayalar struggle, took the lives of several people that prompted Gouri Amma to plunge into politics.
A firebrand leader, Amma had been subjected to physical torturing by police for a number of times.
She had in 1948,…