P V Abdul Wahab
|MP of Rajya Sabha for Kerala|
|Assumed office |
22 April 2015
|Political party||Indian Union Muslim League|
|Children||Jaber 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 and 2015 to the present.
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. 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. 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. 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.
P V Abdul Wahab is a director at Cheraman Financial Services Ltd., Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd., and Feroke Boards Ltd in Kozhikode. He heads the Peevees and Bridgeway group of companies 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.
Abdul Wahab to receive prestigious prize from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon