Abdul Wahab Peevee

P V Abdul Wahab
PV Abdul Wahab MP Photo.jpg
MP of Rajya Sabha for Kerala
Assumed office
22 April 2015
ConstituencyKerala
Personal details
NationalityFlag of India.svg Indian
Political partyIndian Union Muslim League
Spouse(s)Yasmine Wahab
ChildrenJaber Abdul Wahab, Javed Abdul Wahab, Afdhel Abdul Wahab, Ajmal Abdul Wahab

P. V. Abdul Wahab is a businessman, social activist and politician hailing from Kerala state in India. He is currently a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, representing Kerala state. He is one of the top leaders of Indian Union Muslim League and the present Treasurer of the party. He has been elected unopposed as Member of Parliament twice to the Rajya Sabha for the years 2004 to 2010[1] and 2015 to the present.[2]

Biography[]

P V Abdul Wahab is a retired non-resident Indian businessman with business activities in India and the Middle East. His father was P. V. Alavikutty and his mother Varikkodan Fathima.[3] He hails from Nilambur, Malappuram.

His efforts to improve the lives of common citizens, especially women and socially deprived persons, were recognised when he was awarded the Lions Excellence Award in 1997 for outstanding service as an NRI, in the field of social, economic and educational advancement of Kerala.[3] The projects he carried out under the central-government sponsored NGO, Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS), in Malappuram district has changed the economical and social status of thousands of people. UNESCO has recognised the social changes the organisation has brought, by awarding the prestigious Confucius Prize for Literacy in 2016.[4][5] The organisation also won the top Indian award in the field of lifelong education, Sakshar Bharat Award, in the year 2014.

P V Abdul Wahab has adopted two villages near his town, Nilambur, under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana project.[6]

Business portfolio[]

P V Abdul Wahab is a director at Cheraman Financial Services Ltd., Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd., and Feroke Boards Ltd in Kozhikode.[1] He heads the Peevees and Bridgeway group of companies[1] in India, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

He claimed to be worth more than $32 million at the time of his 2004 election to the Rajya Sabha.[7]

Social profile[]

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References[]

  1. ^ a b c "Executive Profile: P. V. Abdul Wahab". Bloomberg.
  2. ^ "IUML names P V Abdul Wahab as its Rajya Sabha candidate". mathrumbi.com. 4 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "NRI businessman, richest MP-aspirant in Kerala's electoral history". NRIInternet.com. 13 March 2004.
  4. ^ "Winners of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2016". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b Abdul Latheef Naha (3 September 2016). "JSS Malappuram wins Unesco literacy award". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 March 2019. Abdul Wahab to receive prestigious prize from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
  6. ^ TP Nijeesh (28 December 2016). "Nedumkayam, first `digital' tribal colony in the country". Times of India. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ Talal Malik (9 April 2008). "Dubai-based tycoon thrown off Air India flight". Arabian Business. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Office Bearers of Keraleeyam". Global Kerala Initiative - Keraleeyam. Retrieved 26 March 2019.

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