THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter T. Veena married top DYFI All India president Mohammed Riaz at the chief minister’s official residence in the presence of selected guests.
Riaz and Veena became husband and wife at a solemn function held under Covid protocols with not more than 50 people present.
This was the second marriage for both, as their first ones ended in divorce.
Riaz has two children, while Veena has a son from their respective previous marriages.
Muhammad Riyas, who is the son of a retired IPS Officer P. M. Abdul Khader, and is a lawyer by profession. He was appointed DYFI’s president in February 2017. He has been a prominent youth activist associated with the Marxist party
Riaz had contested the Kozhikode Lok Sabha seat in 2009 but lost to the Congress’ M.K.Raghavan.
Kerala CM’s daughter T. Veena is an entrepreneur now. She has worked in IT sector for a close to a decade. She started Exalogic, a Bengaluru-based firm in Bengaluru with claims to expertise in mobility and cloud solutions.
Riyas was in the forefront of ‘beef cooking’ protests against draft regulation proposed by NDA government’s draft decision to regulate the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets to ensure adherence to safety and hygience practices. Riyas frequently represents CPM in Malayalam TV channels, writes Swarajya.
While the marriage has already been registered recently, the wedding event was a closed door affair, with just very close relatives of the couple besides a few senior party colleagues of Vijayan.
— IANS (inputs added)