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Kannan Gopinathan (IAS) Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kottayam, Kerala
Caste: Brahmin
Age: 33 Years

Kannan Gopinathan
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Bio/Wiki
ProfessionIAS Officer (resigned in August 2019)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Civil Services
ServiceIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
Batch2012
CadreKerala
Major Designation(s)• Assistant Collector of Delhi
• Deputy Collector of Aizawl, Mizoram
• District Magistrate of Aizawl, Mizoram
• District Collector of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli
• Secretary of the Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources Department in Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 December 1985 (Thursday)
Age (as in 2019)33 Years
BirthplaceKottayam, Kerala
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownKottayam, Kerala
SchoolTechnical Higher Secondary School, Puthuppally, Kerala
College/UniversityBirla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Educational QualificationB.Tech in Electrical Engineering
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesTravelling, Playing Badminton, Playing the Drums, and Listening to Music
ControversyOn 21 August 2019, he resigned from his post and stated that his freedom of expression was lost. He also stated that denying the fundamental rights to the people of J&K after the revocation of Article 370 was also a reason for him to resign. His reasons behind his resignation received heavy criticism on social media.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHimani Pathak
Family
Wife/SpouseHimani Pathak
Kannan Gopinathan with his wife Himani Pathak
ChildrenSon- Aadu
Kannan Gopinathan with his wife Himani Pathak and his son Aadu
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Kannan Gopinathan with his father
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsNone
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite FilmZanjeer (1973)
Favourite SingerVishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Favourite ComedianRaju Srivastava

Kannan Gopinathan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kannan Gopinathan

  • Kannan Gopinathan was an Indian IAS officer. He came into the limelight when he resigned from his post and said that he was disturbed over the restrictions imposed upon the people of J&K after the revocation of Article 370.
  • Before joining the civil services, Kannan worked for a company named “Freescale Semiconductors” as a design engineer. He quit and started working for a non-profit organization, and he also used to give free tuition classes to underprivileged students.
  • He met his wife, Himani, while working for the non-profit organization.

    Kannan Gopinathan with his family

    Kannan Gopinathan with his family

  • During the 2018 Kerala floods, he volunteered for flood relief work. He kept his identity a secret; as he did not want anyone to know about his post. The Ernakulam District Collector recognized him during his visit, and he posted a picture of him on social media. The image went viral, and he was lauded for his noble efforts.

    Kannan Gopinathan volunteering during the Kerala floods

    Kannan Gopinathan volunteering during the Kerala floods

  • Once, in an interview, he said that after his return from the relief camp in Kerala, he was issued a memo by the authorities directing him to provide a summary of his activities while volunteering for the flood relief work in Kerala.
  • As the official representative of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli administration, he also handed over a cheque of 1 Crore INR to the Kerala CM Disaster Relief Fund.

    Kannan Gopinathan presenting a cheque of 1 Crores to the Kerala CM Disaster Relief Fund

    Kannan Gopinathan presenting a cheque of 1 Crore to the Kerala CM Disaster Relief Fund

  • When he was posted in Mizoram as a Collector, he met Pullela Gopichand and encouraged him to start 30 badminton training centres for children and open a “high-altitude centre of excellence for sports.”

    Kannan Gopinathan with Pullela Gopichand

    Kannan Gopinathan with Pullela Gopichand

  • On 21 August 2019, Kanan submitted his resignation. He said that he is resigning as he no longer had the freedom of expression while doing his job. He also said that denying the fundamental rights of the people of Jammu & Kashmir was a reason for him to resign, and he was disturbed that for over 20 days the people of J&K have been suffering.

  • Several people from the bureaucracy said that he was a brilliant officer, and they were shocked to hear that he had resigned.
    Kannan Gopinathan
  • On 26 August 2019, Priyanka Gandhi took a jibe at the BJP by quoting a Polish poet & writer and tagging the news about Kannan’s resignation in a tweet.

  • On 6 November 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs filed a charge sheet against him and accused him of insubordination. When he received the charge sheet, he tweeted-

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