of Shri.Koran and Smt.Kalyani, was born on 21st March 1944
in Pinarayi in Kannur district. After school education, he
joined for Preľuniversity course in the Government
Brennen College, Thalassery. Subsequently, he completed
his degree course from the same college
Pinarayi Vijayan entered politics through student union
activities at Govt Brennen College, Thalassery and
eventually joined the Communist Party in 1964. During the
emergency period (1975-77), he was arrested and tortured
by the police.
He is a member of the Polit
Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Earlier
he had served as Secretary of the Kerala State Committee
of the CPI (M) from 1998 to 2015.
He also served in the Left
Democratic Front Government under Shri. E.K.Nayanar as
Minister for Power and Co-operation from 1996 to 1998.
During his stint as Electricity Minister, the state
achieved a record enhancement of power generation capacity
through timely execution of augmentation and new projects.
He is married to Kamala and has two children, Veena and
He was elected to the Kerala Assembly in 1970, 1977
and 1991 from Koothuparamba constituency and in 1996 from