Name: Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac
Designation: Minister for Finance and Coir
Abbreviation: M(Fin & Coir)
Thomas Isaac, a four – time MLA, from Alappuzha has been serving as Minister for Finance and Coir in the LDF led ministry headed by Pinarayi Vijayan. He was previously elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2001 & 2006 from Mararikkulam Assembly Constituency and in 2011 from Alappuzha Assembly Constituency.
Thomas Isaac Started Political life as an SFI activist (1971); was Office bearer of Ernakulam Maharaja’s College Union (1973-74); SFI Ernakulam District President (1974-80); President, SFI State Committee (1979); Senior Activist of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad from 1977; Research Associate, Associate Fellow, Fellow of Centre for Development studies from 1980 to 2001. Awarded Doctorate in 1985; was State planning Board Member from 1996 to 2001; State President, Coir Centre (CITU), Parliamentary Party Secretary of CPI(M) in Kerala Legislative Assembly (2001-2006); CPI(M) State Committee Member Since 1991; was Minister for Finance (2006-2011); Central committee member of CPI(M) since 2008.
Thomas Isaac is a known economist and politician. He has authored a number of articles on Economics, Planning and Politics has published in leading Regional, National and International Periodicals. Presented Lectures and Papers in National and International Conferences and seminars. Authored more than 50 books both in Malayalam and English. Won Kerala Sahithya Academy award for ‘Keralam: Mannum Manushyanum’ in 1989. Other books include: Since for Social Revolution with Dr. B. Ekbal (1989); Modernisation and Employment: The coir Industry in Kerala with R.A Van Stuijveberg and K.N Nair (1984); Daridryathinte Arthasasthram (1985); Lokabankum Nanayanidhiyum (1986); Alappuzhayude Samarapatha (1996); Janakeeyasoothranam: Sidhanthavum Prayogavum (1998); and Kerala Vikasanam: Janapakshathuninnulla Porattam (2006); Marunna Manasukal Malinyamakalunna Theruvukal (2014) ; Face book Dairy (2016) etc.
Countries Visited : USA, UK, Sweden, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Netherlands, Srilanka, China, Thailand & South Africa.
Son of T.P Mathew and Saramma Mathew, Thomas Isaac was born at Kottappuram, near Kodungallur on 26th September 1952.
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: 2 Daughters (Sara Duvisac & Dora Duvisac)