Shri M. Ramanathan Member of Parliament (MP) from Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri M. Ramanathan

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Constituency & State: Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

Lok Sabha Experience: 11

Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament XI LOK SABHA

Father's Name	:   	Shri V. Muthu

Date of Birth	:   	22 June 1934

Place of Birth	:   	Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

Marital Status	:   	Married on 25 February 1965

Spouse's Name	:   	Smt. Rama Kantham

Children	:   	Four sons

Educational Qualifications :

Profession :
   	Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address :
   	133, Karuppaiya Street, Coimbatore-641001 
	(Tamil Nadu)
	Tel. (0422) 392616

Positions Held :
1959-62	Member, General Council, D.M.K.
1962-96	Member, Executive Council, D.M.K.
1970-76	Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Council
1970-73	Member, Estimates Committee, Tamil Nadu Legislature
1972-96	Member, Auditing Committee and Trust, D.M.K.
1984-86 and 1989-91	Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
1985-86	Member, Public Accounts Committee, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
1989-90	Chairman, Estimates Committee, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 
1992-96	President, D.M.K., District Coimbatore
1996	Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh)

Social and Cultural Activities :
   	Upliftment of the poor, adivasis; struggle against social evils

Special Interests :
   	Social work and literary reading

Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
   Reading classical books and participating in debates

Other Information :
   	Imprisoned several times for participation in political agitations

Election Result :
Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency
Total electorate	13,17,110
Total votes polled	 8,48,217
Votes polled in favour of the
first four leading candidates:
(1) Shri M. Ramanathan 	(D.M.K.)	4,63,807
(2) Shri C.K. Kuppuswamy (I.N.C.)	2,01,020
(3) Shri P.R. Natarajan [C.P.I. (M)]	  85,355
(4) Shri K.S. Natarajan (B.J.P.)	  43,289


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