K. Raju

Adv K. Raju is an Indian politician and the previous Minister of Forests, Wildlife Protection, Animal husbandry, Dairy Development, Milk- Co-operatives, Zoos of Kerala Legislative Assembly.[1] He belongs to Communist Party of India and represents Punalur constituency. He was previously elected to the Assembly in 2006 and 2011.[2]

K. Raju
K. Raju
Minister of Forest and Wildlife,
Government of Kerala
In office
25 May 2016 – 3 May 2021
GovernorP. Sathasivam
Arif Mohammad Khan
Chief MinisterPinarayi Vijayan
Preceded byThiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan
Succeeded byA. K. Saseendran
Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2006 - 3 May 2021
Preceded byP. S. Supal
Succeeded byP. S. Supal
Personal details
Born10 April 1953 (1953-04-10) (age 68)
Political partyCommunist Party of India
Spouse(s)B Sheeba
ChildrenNithin Raj , Rithik Raj
ParentsG. Karunakaran
ResidenceAnchal, Kollam

Positions heldEdit

  • State Vice-President, Library Council (1995-2005)[3]
  • Member, Yeroor Panchayat (5 Years)
  • Chairman, Standing Committee, District Panchayat, Kollam[3]
  • Member, Scheduled Tribe State Advisory Committee, Forest-Wildlife State Advisory Committee[3]
  • Member, General Council, Advanced Legal University, Cochin
  • State Council Member, CPI[3]
  • National Executive Committee Member and State Secretary, Bharathiya Karshaka Thozhilali Union.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of G. Karunakaran and Pankajakshy. He was born on 10 April 1953 at Nettayam-Yeroor. He is a lawyer by profession. He is married to B. Sheeba and has two sons Nithin Raj and Rithik Raj. He lives in Anchal, Kollam.


  1. ^ "Committees - Kerala Legislature". www.niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Members - Kerala Legislature". Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Members - Kerala Legislature". www.niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 19 May 2020.