() (born December 5, 1966, Kumbakonam
, Tamil Nadu
) is a member of parliament
in India’s 15th Lok Sabha
from Chennai Central constituency
and Additional Deputy Leader of DMK
. He was also the Minister for Textiles in the Union Cabinet
, and has also served as the as the Minister for Communications and Information Technology before that. He resigned from the position of Minister for Textiles due to 2G spectrum scam
He is the son of Late Mr. Murasoli Maran
and the grandnephew
of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(DMK) president M Karunanidhi
. He is the younger brother of Kalanidhi Maran
, the founder and managing director of Sun Network
He is an Amateur Radio Operator
. His HAM Radio Callsign is VU2DMK. He had his Schooling with Don Bosco, Egmore
, Chennai. He received initial education in Tamil Nadu and graduated in Economics from Loyola College in Chennai. He also attended the “Owner /President Management Programme” (OPM) from Harvard Business School (USA).
Contested and been elected twice as member of parliament from Central Chennai Constituency in Tamil Nadu as a DMK party candidate. His winning margin was of over 1,34,000 votes, i.e., 62% in the total votes polled.
He was appointed as Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 26 May 2004. For a quite brief time he was away from ministry. Later he was appointed as Minister for Textiles during the year 2009.
, he is an Indian millionaire
having declared assets of 16... Read More