In recognition to his outstanding contributions to a wide range of social works, a veteran activist and leading figure for important public causes in Kerala, Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan, the Governor of Mizoram will be conferred the honorary degree of D. Litt by Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University(SJJTU), Rajasthan.
The University has already honoured various dignitaries of our country who contributed their exemplary services to the society in their respective field, with honorary degree of D. Litt during the convocation and they include serving and retired Governors, Film personalities, Noted writers, religious heads etc.
Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan was born on 23 December 1952 to advocate V. K. Ramakrishna Pillai and P. Parukkutty Amma in Kummanam village of Kottayam , Kerala. He completed his school education from Government Upper Primary School in Kummanam and later graduated from CMS College Kottayam with a Bachelor of Science in Botany. He then took a postgraduate diploma in Journalism and began a career in journalism in various newspapers.
In 1974, Rajasekharan joined Deepika news-daily as sub-editor, embarking a career in journalism. He later worked in different new-dailies such as Rastravaartha, Keraladesam, Kerala Bhooshanam, and Kerala Dwani. In 1976, he took a break from journalism and joined Food Corporation of India (FCI) as a government servant. He resigned the job from FCI in 1987 and became a Pracharak. From 1987 onwards he involved in various environmental, social, spiritual, political activities. In 29th of May 2018, he was appointed as Governor, Mizoram.
Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan, along with the rest of awardees will be conferred a degree during the annual convocation of Shri JJT University which will be held in the forthcoming February – March.