Kannan Gopinathan

Kannan Gopinathan is a former Indian Administrative Service Officer and activist from Kerala. He quit the services in 2019 as a mark of protest against government restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370. The officer initially came to limelight due to various initiatives in the Indian state of Mizoram, especially the efforts to improve state run schools, drive to revive Chite Lui and setting up of badminton academy in association with Tata Trusts and Pullela Gopichand. During the 2018 Kerala floods, his volunteering efforts without revealing his identity as an IAS officer was widely reported and appreciated.