Dr. K.T Jaleel, MLA from Thavanur is serving as Minister for Higher Education in the LDF led ministry. Previously he was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2006 and 2011. He won 2016 Assembly elections as an independent candidate representing CPI (M). He is currently Associate Professor of History in P.S.M.O. College, Tirurangadi.
Son of K.T. Kunhi Muhammed and Nafeesa, Shri. Jaleel was born on 30th May 1967 at Valancherry in Malappuram district.