Pinarayi Vijayan discloses his ‘actual birthday’; shares sweets at media conference

Tuesday, May 24, 2016,12:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Chief Minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday celebrated his birthday with the media by distributing sweets.

Vijayan disclosed his actual birthday at the first news conference he called after he was elected the new Chief Minister.

Pinarayi began the press conference by distributing sweets to the media marking the auspicious occassion.

After ‘ladoos’ were distributed, a smiling Vijayan, unlike his usual serious demeanour, wanted to know from the fourth estate if they knew why he had distributed the sweets. I have kept it as a secret. Today is my birthday, he said, taking everyone by surprise.

He told reporters that his date of birth was wrongly entered in school records, but the actual date of birth is 24th May, 1945.

As per official records, his birthday was on March 21, 1944, the senior Marxist leader said, adding that he was not going to change it.