Vijayan Pillai

N. Vijayan Pillai (c. 1955 – 8 March 2020) was a member of the 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly. He represented Chavara constituency in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.[1] He started his political career as a Panchayat Member in 1979, and continued to do so for 20 years. In 2000, he became a member of District Panchayat.[citation needed]

N. Vijayan Pillai

Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
19 May 2016 – 8 March 2020
Preceded byShibu Baby John
Personal details
Bornc. 1955
Died (aged 65)
Political partyCPI(M)

He was the son of Narayanan Pillai, a veteran RSP leader.[2] Vijayan Pillai was a member of the CPI-M and won the legislative assembly election with a groundbreaking victory never imagined in the history of Chavara constituency as he won against Shibu Baby John who was the sitting MLA.[citation needed] Vijayan Pillai was known for his social service in Chavara society and for his welfare programs. He brought in good amount of reforms in social upliftment of common man in Chavara constituency.[citation needed]

He was a prominent leader in the region to bring in employment to youth and always strove to achieve social upbringing of the Chavara constituency with the help of NGOs and ruling LDF government policies. He was keen on reducing unemployment by engaging youth with skill based programs and connecting major businessmen from region as well as NRIs to support the initiative.[citation needed]


Pillai died of age-related illness on 8 March 2020 at Aster Medcity in Kochi.[3][4] His funeral was conducted on 9 March 2020 at his native village in Kollam.


  1. ^ "Vijayan Pillai - Chavara LDF Candidate Kerala Assembly Elections 2016, Votes, Lead". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Chavara's giant killer N Vijayan Pillai was no novice". 21 May 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Chavara MLA M N Vijayan Pillai passes away". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Chavara MLA N Vijayan Pillai passes away". OnManorama. Retrieved 8 March 2020.