Binoy Viswam

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Binoy Viswam is a Rajya Sabha Member representing the Communist Party of India (CPI).[1] He is the national secretary member of CPI. He was the Forest Minister in the Government of Kerala during 2006-2011 .[2] He was earlier elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from Nadapuram constituency and served as Member, Estimates Committee; Chairman, Assurance Committee; and was one of the five members of the Constituency Delimitation Committee. He is a senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and the president of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Employees' Federation.

Binoy Viswam

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Leader of the Communist party of India in the Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Preceded byD. Raja
Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha for Kerala
Assumed office
2 July 2018
Preceded byP. J. Kurien
Minister of Forest and wildlife, Kerala
In office
18 May 2006 – 18 May 2011
Preceded byA. Sujanapal
Succeeded byK. B. Ganesh Kumar
Member of Legislative Assembly, Kerala
In office
Preceded bySathyan Mokeri
Succeeded byE. K. Vijayan
Personal details
Born (1955-11-25) 25 November 1955 (age 65)
Political partyCommunist Party of India
Spouse(s)Shaila C. George
ChildrenRasmi, Surya
MotherC.K. Omana
FatherC.K. Viswanathan
ResidenceMuthuchippy, Thondayad, Nellicode P.O., Kozhikode, Kerala, India-673016
EducationEducation Qualifications: B.A., L.L.B. Educated at Maharajas College, Ernakulam and Law Academy, Law College, Trivandrum

He entered politics from his school days through All India Students Federation (AISF), as Unit Secretary of AISF in Vaikom Government Boys High School. He also elected as Union Chairman of St. Paul's College, Kalamassery. He was elected as Member of Kerala University Union and Syndicate member of Cochin University of Science and Technology. Later he became State President and All India Secretary of AISF. He also was elected as State Secretary of All India Youth Federation (AIYF). He served as Vice President of World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) and also Head of its Asia Pacific Commission. He became a CPI member at the age of 18. He was Member of National Council of CPI during the period 1992–98. He also served as Kerala Agricultural University Senate Member and Director Board Member of KTDC.

He won "Ambassador of Friendship Among World Youth Award" instituted by the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union. He also received "Banner of Youth Unity" and diploma awarded by the World Youth Federation.

Personal lifeEdit

Binoy is married to Shaila. Shaila worked in the Kerala Gramin Bank as officer at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Shaila completed a course from Nottingham University in creative writing. Both Binoy Viswam and Shaila are the children of two prominent Communist Party leaders. [3] Binoy Viswam is the son of C.K.Viswanathan who was a leader of the Communist Party of India. He was the Asst Secretary of its State Committee and is a well-known campaigner and strategist. Shaila is the daughter of Koothattukulam Mary, a party leader turned teacher.

The couple have two daughters, Rasmi & Surya. Rasmi is working in The Hindu. Surya is a law graduate from Columbia University and is practicing at the High Court of Kerala, Ernakulam.

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  2. ^ "Council of Ministers - Kerala". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
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