Baby John

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Baby John
Personal details
Born (1917-10-25)25 October 1917
Died 29 January 2008(2008-01-29) (aged 90)
Political party Kerala Revolutionary Socialist Party (Baby John)
Spouse(s) Annamma (1952-2008) (his death)
Children Shaji Baby John, Shibu Baby John and daughter Sheila

Baby John (1917 – 27 January 2008) was a senior leader of the Kerala Revolutionary Socialist Party (Baby John). Previously, he was General Secretary of the Revolutionary Socialist Party in India. He was known in the Kerala state political circles as ‘Kerala Kissinger’ for his abilities to manage political crises at times when the state was passing through difficult political phases.[1]

Legislative career[edit]

John's legislative career began in the early 1950s, when he was elected to the Travancore-Cochin Assembly. After the formation of Kerala state, he was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 1960 to 1996, mostly from his home constituency Chavara. He had served as minister; handling different portfolios in coalition governments led by the C. Achutha Menon, K. Karunakaran, A. K. Antony, P. K. Vasudevan Nair, and E. K. Nayanar.[2]


Shri Baby John was married to Annamma. His elder son, Shaji Baby John, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Kings Group. His younger son, Shibu Baby John, was the former Minister for Labour in the government of Kerala headed by Oommen Chandy from 2011 to 2016.


  1. ^ "'Kerala Kissinger' passes away". Rediff News. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Veteran RSP leader Baby John passes away". The Indian Express Limited. 29 January 2008. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 

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