M. A. Baby
M. A. Baby
|Member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Assumed office |
19 April 2015
|Member of legislative assembly|
|Preceded by||Kadavoor Sivadasan|
|Succeeded by||J. Mercykutty Amma|
|Minister of Education, Govt of Kerala|
|Preceded by||E. T. Mohammed Basheer|
|Succeeded by||P. K. Abdu Rabb|
|Born||5 April 1954|
Mariam Alexander Baby is an Indian politician and member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from Kerala. He was elected to the Polit Bureau of CPI(M) in the 20th Congress held at Kozhikode, Kerala, in 2012.
M.A. Baby was born to P.M. Alexander and Lilly Alexander on April 5, 1954 at Prakkulam in Kollam district of Kerala. Baby did his schooling from Prakkulam Lower Primary School and Prakkulam NSS High School. It was during his high school days where he first acquainted with politics. After completing basic schooling, Baby went to SN College, Kollam for higher studies. Later, Baby joined for BA in Political Science in SN College itself, but could not write the final year examination as he was incarcerated during the emergency period.
He is married to Betty Louis and has a son Ashok Betty Nelson.
M.A. Baby joined Kerala Students Federation, the predecessor of Students Federation of India, while he was studying at NSS high school, Prakkulam. He has held many responsible positions in Students Federation of India, Democratic Youth Federation of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist). Currently he is a Politburo member of CPI(M).
He was the Minister of Education in Kerala during the period 2006-2011.