Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
T. Sumathy (A) Thamizhachi Thangapandian, Dr.
Constituency   : Chennai South (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Email Address : contact[AT]ithamizhachi[DOT]com
Website : http://www[DOT]ithamizhachi[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri V. Thangapandian
Mother's Name Smt. R. Rajamani Pappathi
Date of Birth 25 Apr 1962
Place of Birth Mallankinaru, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 19 Feb 1987
Spouse's Name Shri C. Chandrasekar
No.of Daughters 2
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (English Literature)
Educated at Thiagarajar College of Arts & Science, Madurai Kamarajar University, Madurai and University of Madras, Chennai
Profession Educationist
Permanent Address
Plot No. 8, 1st Main Road,
Raja Nagar, Neelankarai,
Chennai - 600115, Tamil Nadu
Tel : (044) 24491858
09344833508 09841208151 (M)
Fax : (044) 42850206
Present Address
Vaigai Illam, Old Tamil Nadu House,
6, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110021
Positions Held
May 2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology
Member, Board of Governors, NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Cultural and Tourism
11 Oct. 2019 onwards Member, The Board of Governors of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Books Published
19 Publications in Tamil and 02 in English -"Ïsland to Island" -The Voice of Sri Lankan Australian Playwriter; Ernest Thalayasingham Macintyre (2013); Internal Colloquies, English Translation by Dr. C.T. Indra of Selected Poems from Vanapechi by Dr. Thamizhachi Thangapandian Tamil Publications-Poetry Collections (5), Essay collections (10), Interview Collection (1), Short Story Collection (1) and Translation Collection (2)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Organised International Tamil Literary Conference, Chennai "Tamil Elakkiam on 10-11 Jan. 2004" where 26 Books of reputed Tamil Writers were released; 06 Books from various Tamil Writers from Australia, Denmark, Canada and France; Invited as a Guest of Honour by the Xunta De Galicia, Galicia in 6 -15 April 2015
Social And Cultural Activities
Recipient of appreciation Certificate from Tamil Nadu Jyal Isainadaga Mandram (Kalai Panpattuthurai)for best performing Artist in Kurunjipattu Theatrical Drama, 24 Dec. 2006; Citation given by University of Madras for advancing the cause of women in the field of Literature on International Women`s Day 2010; Awarded Crown Jewel of social activities by Madras Development Society, Chennai in 2017
Special Interests
Translation, public speaking, Interacting with youngsters and students through educational and cultural forums, engaging in promotion and performing in Tamil Theatre; interested in the empowerment of Rural Women
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Wildlife watching, Travelling, Watching and Performing plays (Tamil and English), Poetry reading, Visiting Cultural Heritage Monuments
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
Interested in promoting Academic Research especially in the areas of Trans-Nationalism, Diaspora and Ethnic Tribes, Giving honorary lectures in Universities and Colleges, participating in International Poets and Writers Forum and International Feminist Forums, Interested in creating awareness, Gender sensitivity issues in Rural Areas

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