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Ajithkumar Nair
अजीतकुमार नायर
അജിത്കുമാർ നായർ
Senior investigation Officer at UN-Crime Watch
State Police Complaints Authority- Special Investigation Officer-ProBono
In office
Preceded byDetails are not available
Succeeded byDetails are not available
Representative of the UNHCR and WFP, London Crime Watch
In office
Preceded byMark Wright, Senior Criminologist
Succeeded byFowke ​Martin, Senior Investigation Officer & Criminologist
Ministry of External Affairs (India), India House, London
In office
Preceded byPritam Singh Nagpal, Chief Protocol Officer
Succeeded byNamita Varshneya, Chief Protocol Officer
Nehru Centre, London Cultural Wing of India House, London
In office
Preceded byDevadas Mackenchery, Programme Director/Officer
Succeeded byDr. Namita Kukadia,Programme Director
Personal details
Born (1980-01-08) 8 January 1980 (age 39)
Thodupuzha, Kerala, India India
Spouse(s)Mayalakshmi Ajithkumar
ChildrenNandakishore Nair
ResidencePalakkad, Kerala
Alma materGovernment UP School,Thondikkuzha
St. George High School, Muthalakoam
Government Higher Secondary School, Thodupuzha
St. Thomas College, Palai (BSc) in Chemistry
Mahatma Gandhi University(MSc)
Middlesex University U.K(Post-graduate diploma in management studies (UK))
Open University (MA)in Human Rights and Development Management)
University of London (Diploma in Criminology)
OccupationInvestigator & Criminologist, Writer, former United Nations official, former official at Ministry of External Affairs (India)
As of 18 October, 2007
Source: [Government of Kerala]

Ajithkumar Nair (Malayalam:അജിത്കുമാർ നായർ) (Hindi:अजीतकुमार नायर) (born 8 January 1980) is an eminent Indian Criminologist [1]and Chief Investigation Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at London. He formerly worked as an Indian Diplomat [2] at India House, London (The High Commission of India, London) (2005-2013).[3] He is a Human Rights advocate, writer and a philosopher.[4]


Mr. Nair is an advisory expert and part of a Special Investigation Team [5]constituted by Department of Home, Government of Kerala and State Police Complaints Authority to investigate several custodial tortures especially custodial murder at Parassala police station, Marangattupalli Sibi death at Marangattupalli police custody etc. His contributions as Senior Investigation Officer[6] on refugee issues at UNHCR London was outstanding in the history. [7]UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 and succeeded the earlier United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.[8][9][10] He Formerly worked for Govt of India, Ministry of External/ Home Affairs in various capacities as Visa Officer, Consular Officer, Chief Protocol Officer and Programme Director at the Indian High Commission, London. He also had a great role as Programme Officer at the Nehru Centre London for promoting and formulating India’s external cultural relations, to foster mutual understanding between India and UK to promote cultural exchanges with people. He was joined Indian Navy earlier as an Officer Cadet/Midshipman.[11]

Early life[edit]

Mr. Ajithkumar Nair was born in a Central Travancore village called Chalamkode at Ernakulam to M.K. Janardanan Nair and T. Lakshmikutty Amma belongs from Mattathil Tharavadu a well known ruling family at Thodupuzha under Travancore Royal family. He is the great-grandson of sarvadhikari' Elasamprathi Narayanamenon of Travancore, a well known administrator of the Central Travancore region as Elasamprathi (representative of His Highness Maharaja) appointed by Maharaja of Travancore. Mr. Nair studied at Government UP School Thondikkuzha and he attended high school at St.George’s Higher Secondary School Muthalakodam, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from St. Thomas College Palai of Kottayam District in Kerala. He went on to win a scholarship to study at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and earned a master's degrees in Polymer Chemistry at the age of 22 from the School of Chemical Education Kottayam. During his college days, he was an active member of the NCC Naval unit and awarded Best Cedet Trophy. He was selected to participate the prestigious Republic Day parade at New Delhi in 2001. During his Post Graduation he was selected as a Commissioned Officer in the prestigious Indian Navy by Union public Service Commission of India through a Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE). The same time Mr. Nair was selected for an overseas Post Graduate Programme in Management in the United Kingdom and left his Midshipman training from INS Mondovi Naval Officers Training Academy, Goa. Later Mr. Nair obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Middlesex College, London. He obtained another master's degree in Human Rights and Development Management from the Open University UK. Soon after the masters he obtained a Criminology and Criminal Justice diploma from the prestigious University of London and qualified as a Criminologist.[12]

Ajithkumar Nair along with Shri. Monce Jose MLA, Shri. T U Kuruvila MLA and Ambassador George Raju, Shri Pius Kunnassery, Vice Chair of the British South Indian Chambers of Commerce, UK and other delegates at Mansion House, London, UK.


Career in Defence[edit]

Mr. Nair is the first and only person in the history of Kerala and Lakshadweep NCC directorate to received a best Navel Cadet Trophy (Nau-Sainik’ camp) from Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Hon,ble Prime Minister of India. He participated Indian Republic day parade as a Naval Cadet held at New Delhi in 26 January 2001.

Mr. Nair is also a Microlight pilot (5 launches) who achieved its training from national adventure foundation of India at INS Kattabomman, Nanguneri, Tamil Nadu. He had his SCUBA diving course from Naval Diving School at INS Venduruthy Southern Naval Command, Cochi.[14]

He headed a team of Naval Cadets on board the Indian destroyer INS Ranvijay those who participate Operation Parakram,[15] an extraordinary situation at Arabian Sea after the attack of Indian Parliament.

Selected Literary Works[edit]

Ajithkumar has written numerous short stories and poems.

Collection of poems- 'A Special Love'

Collection of Short Stories - 'Nila'

Novel (Script)- 'Ente Swandham', Rolls-Royce

Ajithkumar Nair along with Shri Mammootty at India House London, UK.

External links[edit]

Category:Living people Category:People from Palakkad district Category:Indian civil servants Category:1980 births

Category:People from Idukki district

  1. ^ "Spurt in crimes involving politicians dangerous". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Boy 'abducted' by dad reunites with mother". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Parental abduction: From mere marital dispute to international crime". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  4. ^ "SPCA Raps Cops for 'Custodial Death'". Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Wait over, SPCA to get Chief Investigation Officer, The new official to have rank equal to Superintendent of Police". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Former Senior Executive at CRIME WATCH AT UNHCR". CRIME WATCH WEBSITE. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Phones are now indispensable for refugees". The Economist. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Can reel world affect the real one?". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  9. ^ "NCRB Data Names Kerala As India's 'Crime Capital', But Here's Why It's A Good Thing". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ "SKEWED STATS MAKE KERALA INDIA'S 'CRIME CAPITAL'". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  11. ^ "SKEWED STATS MAKE KERALA INDIA'S 'CRIME CAPITAL'". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  12. ^ "From drug-induced psychosis to black magic, murder theories abound". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Can reel world affect the real one?". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Can India afford to remain frozen in inaction?". Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  15. ^ "CAN INDIA AFFORD TO REMAIN FROZEN IN INACTION? (COMMENT)". Retrieved 24 December 2008.