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Dayanidhi Maran

Name Dayanidhi Maran
Profession Politician, Businessman
Native place  Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth 05.12.1966
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Nationality  Indian
Education * School: Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai
* College: Graduated in Economics from Loyola College
Attended Major Management Programme “Owner/President Management
   Programme” [OPM] in Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Languages known English, Tamil and Hindi
Family Father: Murasoli Maran
Mother: Mallika Maran
Grandmother: Shanmugasundarathamal (Karunanidhi's sister)
Granduncle: Dr.Karunanidhi
Brother: Kalanidhi Maran
Sister: Dr. Anbukkarasi.
Wife: Priya Dayanidhi Maran
Children: A daughter and a son
Date of Marriage  26 August 1994
Favourite Sports Golf, cricket and tennis
Likes to read  Books and journals in the areas of Current Affairs, Political Science, Social Science, Commerce, Finance, Global Trade and Information Technology.
Literary Accomplishments Contributed several editorials to Kungumam - a Tamil Weekly; and associated with print media and information technology for the last 13 years
Known for his  Sophisticated looks and Designer clothes
Party Affiliation Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Politics  * Entered politics after the death of his father Murasoli Maran.
* Contested as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party candidate to the 14th Lok Sabha from Central Chennai Constituency in Chennai in the State of Tamil Nadu in Parliamentary Elections held in April – May 2004.
* Elected as a Member of Parliament by winning with a margin of over 1,34,000 votes and securing over 62% of the votes polled.
* Appointed as Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology w.e.f. 26.05.2004.
Facts  * Was the youngest cabinet member.
* Has attended various Seminars, Conferences and Expositions in the field of Political Economy, Management, Visual and Print Media.
* Used to accompany Dr. Karunanidhi for all functions.
* Widely traveled
* He initially found it difficult to address voters in Tamil and it was M K Stalin who spearheaded his election campaign.

* Resigned his cabinet post due to
the fallout between Dr.Karunanithi's family and the Maran brothers.  
Awards * GSMA Honours Indian Government for Achievements in Mobile Communications (13th February, 2007)
Awarded Bharat Asmita Jana-Pratinidhi Shrestha Award by MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute Technology (MIT) School of Management, Pune for the best young exponent of Parliamentary Practices and promotion of Democracy on 3rd February, 2005.
* Received young global leader award at the maiden summit in SWITZERLAND (24th June, 2005)
* Was awarded Sigaram-15 Achiever Award in the field of Politics by India Today Group on 25th August, 2005. 
Address 18, Gopalapuram, 2nd Street,
Chennai - 600 086 (Tamil Nadu)
(044) 28122222,
Fax 28112255
About losing his MP seat "I don't care about the ministerial berth. Ministry does not make any difference to me. I am only sad that an accusation has been put on me that I indulged in anti-party activities."

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS

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