Thiru Dayanidhi Maran Member of Parliament (MP) from Chennai Central (Tamil Nadu) Biodata

Name of Member: Thiru Dayanidhi Maran

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Constituency & State: Chennai Central (Tamil Nadu)

Lok Sabha Experience: 14,15


Fifteenth Lok Sabha


Members Bioprofile
Maran, Thiru Dayanidhi
Constituency   : Chennai Central (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Email Address : mot_fb[AT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s Name Late Shri Murasoli Maran
Mother’s Name Smt. Mallika Maran
Date of Birth 05 Dec 1966
Place of Birth Kumbakonam, Distt. Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 26 Aug 1994
Spouse’s Name Smt. Priya Dayanidhi Maran
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
B.A. (Economics)
Educated at Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Profession Businessperson
Permanent Address
3, First Avenue,
Boad Club Road,
R.A. Puram,
Chennai – 600 028, Tamil Nadu
Tel. (044) 24371515
Fax. (044) 24371616
Present Address
6, Akbar Road,
New Delhi – 110 011
Tel. (011) 23063779, 23061385 (O), 23012323 (R)
Fax. (011) 23061575 (O) 23012626 (R)
Positions Held
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
May 2004 -13 May 2007 Union Cabinet Minister, Communications and Information Technology
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 May 2009-19 July 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed several editorials to Kungumam – a Tamil Weekly; and associated with print media and information technology for the last 13 years
Sports and Clubs
Cricket, tennis, snookers and rifle shooting
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
As Minister of Communications and Information Technology, was instrumental in catalyzing a large amount of Foreign Direct Investments into Communication and Information Technology Sector of the country and persuaded many multinational telecom companies including Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Flextronics and Dell to set up units in the country; introduced `One Rupee One India` Plan across the country and rolled back, and achieved, the target of 250 million (against 75 million in May, 2004) telephone connections from Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2010; and participated in various Business and Management Programmes; and also attended Owner/President Management Programme, Harvard University, USA


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