P. V. Anwar [CPI(M) supported independent]
PV Anvar, who hails from a family that has strong links with the Congress, stepped into politics as an independent candidate. Gradually he became close to the Left. Currently he is representing the Nilambur constituency in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, having won the seat in 2016 as an independent candidate backed by the CPI(M) and the LDF. Anvar, who is a well-known face through social service activities in Malabar and outside the country, also serves as the national chairman of the Western Ghats Protection Committee.