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Wednesday, 19 June 2024 3.09 PM IST

Superstar member of 'Pins' gang becomes cabinet minister, Kollam celebrates Suresh Gopi's victory

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KOLLAM: In a nostalgic trip down memory lane, Innocent Joseph, a member of the 'Pins' gang, reminisces about his college days with Suresh Gopi, the now Union Minister. Joseph fondly recalls their time together during the Emergency, where they pursued their pre-degree and degree courses at Kollam Fatima College. The 'Pins' gang, comprising Pradeep, Innocent, Najeem and Suresh was synonymous with camaraderie and shared aspirations.

Suresh Gopi's foray into politics began during his B.Sc Zoology days when he contested elections for the first time. His leadership skills were evident as he secured the first seat for the SFI in a college dominated by the KSU. Joseph fondly remembers Gopi's dedication to academics, despite his penchant for movies. Even during late-night study sessions, Gopi emerged as the group's guiding light, mastering every subject with precision.

The news of Suresh Gopi's ascent to the position of Union Minister has brought unparalleled joy to his hometown of Madannada. Friends, relatives and locals gathered eagerly around television sets to witness this momentous occasion. His family home, Madannada KBRAC 300 Jnanalakshmi, overflowed with pride as the community celebrated his achievement. Subhash Gopi, his brother, expressed regret at not being able to join the festivities in Delhi but assured his unwavering support from afar.

Suresh Gopi's journey from a diligent student to a revered Union Minister is a testament to his perseverance and leadership. As he embarks on this new chapter, his hometown stands united in admiration and support, cherishing the memories of their beloved 'Babu.'

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