THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K C U Raja, the present Zamorin, on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the Assembly.This is the second time a Zamorin has called on a Chief Minister of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram. In 1999, the then Zamorin P K Ettanunni Raja, accompanied by his family, had met Chief Minister E K Nayanar. That meeting had taken place at the Secretariat. K C U Raja, who was also accompanied by his family, presented an ink pen and books on the history of Kozhikode to the Chief Minister.
The nonagenarian Zamorin said he had travelled all the way to Thiruvananthapuram to greet the people’s ruler. He lauded the Chief Minister’s firm resolve in all matters and offered his moral support for his environment-friendly stance. The Zamorin is the trustee of around 45 temples in Malabar. Raja requested the Chief Minister the trusteeship should be maintained. The Chief Minister replied the government did not intend to change the trusteeship.
After gaining a degree in engineering, Raja was employed at the Locomotive Works, Perambur, TELCO, Jamshedpur, and for 25 years, as manager at HMT. Now 92, he had become the Zamorin four years ago. On Tuesday, he was accompanied by children Sarasija Raja and Maya Govind and other family members.