Communist leader P.Jeevananthan was born on 21.08.1907 to Pattanpillai and Umayammai. His original name was Sorimuthu. He was called as Mookandi when he was yound. He had his education in a Primary School in Boothapandi, Kanyakumari district and high school in Kottar.
He Participated in Vaikom Satyagraha in the year 1924. He was imprisoned for violating the ban while Participating in the Civil disobedience movement of Gandhiji in the year 1932. He was appointed as the General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Congress Socialist Party during Salem conference in the year 1936. He started the weekly Magazine ‘Janasakthi’ in 1937.
He was elected as the Vice Prasident of Vikramasingapuram Cotton mill in the year 1946. Then he upsconded. He revealed himself after India attained independence in the year 1947. He contested in washermenpet Constituency on the year 1952 and became the member of Legerlative assembly. Then he was Elected as the Senate member of Chennai University in 1955. He started the magazine thamarai in 1959.
Communist leader P.Jeevananthan Manimandapam was constructed in Nagarcoil, kanyakumari district at a cost of rs.15.50 lakch and inaugurated on 19.04.1998.