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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

Constituency : Chennai North ( Tamil Nadu )

Party : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

Father’s Name Shri Chengalvarayan
Date of Birth 13 December 1926
Place of Birth Potharai, Distt. Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 16 September 1954
Spouse’s Name Smt. Andal
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications Intermediate
Educated at Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu)
Profession Trade Unionist , Journalist , Political & Social Worker , Publisher
Permanent Address 3-C, Old Tower Block,
Nandanam, Chennai- 600 035 (Tamil Nadu)
28241422 (O)
Fax: (044)28224422

Present Address 3, Mahadev Road
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels.(011) 23353663, 9868180363 (M)

Positions Held
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee on Petitions
Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2004 Deputy Leader, DMK Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Petitions
1999-2002 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
2000-2004 Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
2002-2004 Member, Estimates Committee
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Delimitation Committee
Member Committee on Science and Technology
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Leader, DMK Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Chairman, Estimates Committee
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Rules Committee
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Publisher Uzhaippali—a Tamil monthly, an official organ of Labour Progressive Federation; and Trustee, Murasoli—a Tamil daily

Social And Cultural Activities
Sponsoring and participating in workers education classes, seminars, camps,workshops; imparting leadership training to the workers on behalf of Labour Progressive Federation; helping physically handicapped through Anna Memorial Trust; and also helping bright students through Murasoli Trust
Special Interests
Trade union activities and helping unorganised labour to organise themselves for achieving social justice
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading books, contributing articles to journals and watching cricket matches on Television
Countries Visited
Japan; as a member of National Productivity Council sponsored by the Asian Productivity Organisation, Japan
Other Information
Served 24 years in Railways; as Trade Union Leader, conducted and participated in Railways and All India Government Employees Strikes, 1968 and 1969; Member, All India Joint Action Committee for the Railway Strike in 1975; held various positions in Labour Progressive Federation since 1970 and its President since 1977; also President, Labour Wing, DMK since 1977



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