Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Maran, Thiru Dayanidhi
Constituency   : Chennai Central (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Email Address : dmaranoffice[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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, Boat Club, R A Puram,
Chennai - 600028, Tamil Nadu
Tel : (044) 24371515
Present Address
100, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi
Tel:24621515, 9840022728 (M)
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
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
24 July 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Estimates
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed several articles and editorials to "Kungumam" a Tamil Weekly magazine and "Murasoli", the DMK party newspaper associated with print media and information technology for the last 13 years
Social And Cultural Activities
Have been involved in social and public service from a young age, organising welfare and medical Camps
Special Interests
Avid Technology enthusiast & short wave radio/HAM Operator
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Keen interest in Current Affairs, Commerce, Finance, Global Trade and Information Technology
Sports and Clubs
Cricket, golf and tennis
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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