Kerala’s ‘Iron Lady” K R Gowri Amma no more

Synopsis

Considered to be among the most powerful women leaders in Kerala, Gowri Amma, as she was fondly called, was the lone surviving member of the first Kerala legislative assembly.

Legendary Marxist firebrand and former minister K R Gowri, one of the founding leaders of the Communist movement in Kerala and the lone woman member in the state’s first cabinet, died at a private hospital here on Tuesday.

She was 102 and had been suffering from various age- related ailments for some time, party sources said.

The chief of Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS), the veteran politician breathed her last at 7 AM while undergoing treatment in the ICU, they said.

The chief of Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS), the veteran politician breathed her last at 7 AM while undergoing treatment in the ICU, they said.

One of the most powerful and tallest women leaders of Kerala politics, Gowri Amma, as she was fondly called, belonged to the erstwhile Communists who had toiled hard to build up the Left movement in the southern state battling police brutality under the colonial regime and stiff opposition from the then administrators.

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