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Sunday, May 20, 2007

BAALU, THIRU THALIKKOTTAI RAJUTHEVAR

Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

BAALU, THIRU THALIKKOTTAI RAJUTHEVAR

Constituency : Chennai South ( Tamil Nadu )

Party : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
E-Mail : mef@menf.delhi.nic.in


Father’s Name Shri Raju Thevar
Date of Birth 15 June 1941
Place of Birth Thalikottai, Distt. Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 19 October 1970
Spouse’s Name Smt. T.R.B. Porkodi
No. of Sons 3
No. of Daughters 2
Educational Qualifications B.Sc., L.C.E.
Educated at New College, Madras University, Chennai and Central Polytechnic, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Profession Industrialist , Political & Social Worker , Engineer
Permanent Address 28, United India Colony, 1st Cross Street,
Kodambakkam, Chennai -600 024 (Tamil Nadu)
(044)24839090,
28150202,28154747
Fax: (044) 28153848

Present Address 10, Raisina Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels.(011) 23359111(R), 23710121/1252
Fax. (011) 23359111 (R), 23719023 (O)

Positions Held
1957 onwards Member, D.M.K.
1982-83 Secretary, D.M.K., Madras City District Unit
1986-92 Member, Rajya Sabha

Member, Public Accounts Committee

Member, Committee on Rules (Rajya Sabha)
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-98 Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Non-Conventional
Energy Sources
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Railways

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999- 2003 Union Cabinet Minister, Environment & Forests
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
22 May 2004 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways
Special Interests
Social service

Sports and Clubs
Cricket

Countries Visited
Widely travelled; led an Indian Delegation to World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa
from 26 to 30 August 2002
Other Information
Imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (M.I.S.A.)in 1976 for about one year; arrested and imprisoned more than 15 times for participating in the agitations, picketings and demonstrations for public causes; Participated in a number of international Conferences/Seminars, was instrumental in organising the 8th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change in New Delhi, 23 October - 1 November 2002; elected as President, Conference of Parties, 23 October - 1 November 2003; the Conference culminated in adoption of Delhi Declaration on climate change; campaigned for the ratification of Kyoto Protocol

 

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