Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Jagathrakshakan, Shri S.
Constituency   : Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Email Address : jagatarakkonamdmk[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri G. Swamikannu Gounder
Mother's Name Smt. Lakshmiammal
Date of Birth 06 Feb 1948
Place of Birth Kalingamalai, Villupuram (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 09 Sep 1973
Spouse's Name Smt. J. Anusuya
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at Valudvur
Profession Educationist
Industrialist,Businessperson,Writer,Social Worker
Permanent Address
1, First Main Road,
Kasthuribai Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai - 600 020, Tamil Nadu
Tels.(044) 24913113
Fax: (044) 8228776 09962059260 09952977777
Present Address
No.9, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla Lane Ferozshah Road New Delhi-110 001
New Delhi
Positions Held
1980-84 Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Estimate Committee
1985 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
Leader, AIADMK Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1987-88 Member, Committee on Official Language
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
1 Jan. 2002-8 April 2004 Member, Committee on Energy
1 Jan. 2002- 31 Dec. 2002 Member, Committee on Industry
16 Jan. 2002-24 Jan. 2003 Member, Committee on Government Assurances
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 - 28 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting
28 Oct. 2012 - 2 Nov. 2012 Union Minister of State, New and Renewable Energy
2 Nov. 2012 Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (4th term)
31 July 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes
13 Sept. 2019 - 12 Sept. 2020 Member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development
13 Sept. 2020 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Books Published
So far 60 books on various subjects have been published, important among those is commentary on `Naalaayira Diviya Prabandham` ( a compilation of 4000 songs sung by the great Alwar Saints of Vaishnavite Sect during sixth centruy); Four books prescribed in University Syllabus as reference books
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Written 30 books (in Tamil and in English); three books received awards and three were recognised as subjects in Madras, Madurai and Gandhi Gram Universities syllabus; one book was released by Mother Teresa
Social And Cultural Activities
Education of the down-trodden; conducted several functions to helping the orphans and handicapped people;`Alwarkal aaiyuvumaiyam` a research organisation dedicated to the promotion of Tamil culture and art
Special Interests
Visiting other States and countries to find out new schemes and developments so as to implement them; promotion of language, art and culture
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and writing, music, religious activities
Sports and Clubs
Countries Visited
Widely travelled

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