Thiru Danapal Venugopal Member of Parliament (MP) from Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu) Biodata

Name of Member: Thiru Danapal Venugopal

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Constituency & State: Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu)

Lok Sabha Experience: 11,12,13,14,15


Fifteenth Lok Sabha


Members Bioprofile
Venugopal, Thiru Danapal
Constituency   : Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Email Address : dvgopal[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s Name Thiru P. Dhanapal Gounder
Mother’s Name Smt. Danabakyam Ammal
Date of Birth 05 Nov 1931
Place of Birth Kattampoondi, Distt. Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 11 Feb 1956
Spouse’s Name Smt. Uthirambal
No.of Daughters 2
Higher Secondary
Educated at Danish Mission High School, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Profession Farmer
Social Worker
Permanent Address
(i) 69/74, Anaikatty Street
District -Tiruvannamalai – 606 601
Tamil Nadu
Tels. (04175) 225200, 222574 (O)
09442557789 (M)
(ii) Kattampoondi Village & Post., Tiruvannamalai – 606 601
Tamil Nadu
Tels. (04175) 248222, 248428
Present Address
4, Talkatora Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tels. (011) 23094801, 9868180678 (M)
Positions Held
1965-1969 President, Village Panchayat Board, Kattampoondi
1970-1975 Chairman, Panchayat Union, Distt. Tiruvannamalai
1977-80 and 1980-84 Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1982 President, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (D.M.K.), Distt. Committee, Tiruvannamalai
1996- 1997 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-98 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development
1998 – 1999 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-1999 Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment
1999 – 2004 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
2004 – 2009 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
Member, Committee to Review the Rate of Dividend Payble by the Railway Undertaking to General Revenues
Member, Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
5 Aug. 2007- May 2009 Member, Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
Social And Cultural Activities
Social activities
Special Interests
To improve the livelihood avenues for very poor people in South India in general and in his constituency and in Tamil Nadu in particular
Other Information
President, Agriculture Sales & Marketing Cooperative Society, Tiruvannamalai, 1989; Vice-President, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kallakurichi, South Arcot, Tamil Nadu, 1972-76; Branch Post Master, Kattampoondi, 1963-65; imprisoned for 42 days for burning a copy of I.P.C., 1986


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