M. A. Baby

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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
In office
Preceded byKadavoor Sivadasan
Succeeded byJ. Mercykutty Amma
Minister of Education, Govt of Kerala
In office
Preceded byE. T. Mohammed Basheer
Succeeded byP. K. Abdu Rabb
Personal details
Born (1954-04-05) 5 April 1954 (age 68)
Political partyCPI(M) CPI-M-flag.svg
Spouse(s)Betty Louis

Mariam Alexander Baby is an Indian politician and member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from Kerala.[1] He was elected to the Polit Bureau of CPI(M) in the 20th Congress held at Kozhikode, Kerala, in 2012.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

He is married to Betty Louis and has a son Ashok Betty Nelson.[1]

Political life[edit]

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).[1]

He was the Minister of Education in Kerala during the period 2006-2011.

He unsuccessfully contested from Kollam against N. K. Premachandran of Revolutionary Socialist Party during 2014 Indian general elections


  1. ^ a b c d "KERALA NIYAMASABHA - M.A.BABY". State of Kerala. Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Leadership". Communist Party of India (Marxist). Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.

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