Thiruvananthapuram (20.09.2022): Dr Raju Narayana Swamy (IAS: 1991: KL), popularly known as an anti-corruption crusader of Kerala, has been awarded one more Ph. D but this time in law from the Gujarat National Law University. Justice D Y Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India was the chief guest in the convocation. Swamy has the credit of performing a record number of duties as a central observer of the Election Commission of India including duty as an international observer in the Zimbabwe Elections.
He also won the acclaimed Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship instituted by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy, George Mason University for NIS scholarship in intellectual property law in 2021. Swamy is famous for his staunch stand against corruption. He shot into fame as district collector, Idukki for his actions against illegal encroachments leading to the resignation of a minister. It was the first in the history of the country that a minister had to resign on the report of an IAS Officer.
He also earned fame as district collector, Thrissur, when he got the Pattalom Road and the inner ring road widened. Swamy has been awarded the 2018 Satyendra K Dubey memorial award by IIT Kanpur for his professional integrity in upholding human values. As a writer, he won the Kerala Sahitya Academy award for a travelogue for Shanthimantram Muzhagunna Thazvarayil. Swamy has also won the prestigious Bhabha Fellowship in Cyberlaw.