Shri Vayalar Ravi, MP
[ Indian National Congress-Kerala ]

Father's Name : Shri M.K. Krishnan
Mother's Name : Shrimati Devaky Krishnan
Date of Birth : 1937-06-04
Place of Birth : Vayalar, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Mercy Ravi (Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly)
Children : two daughtersOne Sons
Educational Qualifications : B.A., M.A., B.L. Educated at S.D. College, Alappuzha, Maharajas College, Ernakulam and Law College, Ernakulam
Profession : Political Activist and Writer
Permanent Address : Kumarapuram, Medical College P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Telephone : {0471} 2447655
Present Address : 7, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi 110001 Telephone : 23792148, 23792149, Fax: 23792142
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
1971-77 Member, Fifth Lok Sabha 1977-79 Member, Sixth Lok Sabha 1982 Home Minister, Kerala 1982-91 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly July 1994 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2003 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture June 2003-July 2004 Member, Committee on Petitions Aug. 2003 - June 2006 Member, Rubber Board Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Member, General Purposes Committee 29 Jan. 2006 onwards Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Political discussions and visiting places of interest
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Movies and sports
Countries Visited :  
U.S.A., U.K., Europe, erstwhile U.S.S.R., Vietnam, Congo, Egypt, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Gulf countries, Chile and Venezuela
Other Information :  
Not Available