Pinarayi Vijayan Age

Vijayan was born on 24 May 1945 in Pinarayi village of Malabar district in Madras Presidency. He is 73 years old.

Pinarayi Vijayan Education

After graduating school, he worked as a handloom weaver for a year before joining for Pre–university course in the Government Brennen College, Thalassery. Subsequently, he completed his degree course from the same college.

Pinarayi Vijayan Family

Vijayan in Pinarayi village of Malabar district in Madras Presidency, as the youngest son of Koran and Kalyani. He had 14 siblings of which only three survived. After graduating school, he worked as a handloom weaver for a year before joining college

He is married to Kamala Vijayan and has two children, Veena and Vivek. His wife is a retired teacher. Their son works in HSBC bank, in Abu Dhabi.

Pinarayi Vijayan Photos

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Pinarayi Vijayan Daughter

His daughter T Veena, after completing a ten year long career in the information technology (IT) sector, has now started an IT company of her own.

The mobility and cloud solution company is based in Bengaluru. The month-old company has begun with four employees and is in the process of expansion.

T Veena had worked for 8 years in Oracle and then was the CEO of RP Techsoft, a company owned by Malayali NRI Ravi Pillai in Thiruvananthapuram.

Pinarayi Vijayan Profile

Pinarayi Vijayan entered politics through student union activities at Government Brennen College, Thalassery. He eventually joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1964.

Vijayan became Kannur district secretary of the Kerala Students Federation (KSF), which later became the Students Federation of India (SFI). He went on to become the state secretary and subsequently the state president of KSF.

He then moved on to Kerala State Youth Federation (KSYF), which later became the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). Later he became the president of the state committee.

During that period, communists in Kerala organised their the political activities from different hide-outs. Later police imprisoned him for one and a half years.

Later he was elected as the president of the Kerala state co-operative bank. During the emergency, police arrested and tortured him.

Pinarayi Vijayan Party

He became the Kannur district secretary of the CPI(M) when M.V. Raghavan left the party over the ‘alternative document’ row. Within three years, he became a member of the State Secretariat.

He was elected to the Assembly in 1970, 1977 and 1991 from Koothuparamba, in 1996 from Payyannur and in 2016 from Dharmadom. He was the Minister for Electric power and Co-operatives in the E.K. Nayanar ministry from 1996 to 1998.

In 1998, he became the state secretary of the CPI(M), following the death of the incumbent Chadayan Govindan. He was elected to the Politburo of the CPI(M) in 2002.

On 26 May 2007 the CPI(M) suspended Pinarayi Vijayan and V. S. Achuthanandan from the Politburo for their public remarks on each other. Later his party reinstated him into the Politburo.

Pinarayi Vijayan Ministry

Following the 2016 Legislative Assembly election, his party selected him as Chief Minister of Kerala in May 2016. Vijayan was selected as the leader of Left Democratic Front government.

Governor sworn him in on 25 May 2016 in front of a large number of party workers, along with his 19-member cabinet.
During his reign he introduced various schemes like Haritha Keralam Mission, Project LIFE, Ardram Mission and Comprehensive Education Reforms.

For the first time in India, he introduced an all-woman police squad called Pink Patrol in Kerala to ascertain the security of women and children in public places.

Pinarayi Vijayan Caste

He belongs to Thiyya caste. Thiyya comes under Other Backward Class (OBC).

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