M A Baby is an Indian politician and one of the prominent leaders of the Communist Party. He is also the Polit Bureau member of Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was awarded the first Arjun Singh Award for the promotion of culture by Abhinav Rangamandal in 2013. He has held the positions of Rajya Sabha Member and Education and culture Minister for Kerala. He occupies an honourable and unique space in the cultural sphere of Kerala as an ardent promoter of art, music and sports.