Thiruvananthapuram : The choice of Haseeb Drabu as a minister in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday has made many happy in Kerala, where he did his MPhil.
Drabu was a student at the Centre for Development Studies here in 1983, after which he joined a Phd programme at the institute in 1986.
His friend Pyarelal Raghavan, now a journalist in New Delhi, told IANS that they still keep in touch via Twitter.
Raghavan and Drabu were classmates at the CDS for around six years. They regrouped a few years later in Delhi when they worked for a media company.