Thirteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Vaiko, Shri
Constituency   : Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK)
Email Address : mpvaiko[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Vaiyapuri
Date of Birth 22 May 1944
Place of Birth Kallingappatti, Distt. Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 14 Jun 1971
Spouse's Name Smt. Renuka Devi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 2
M.A. (Economics), B.L. Educated at St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai
Presidency College and Law College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Profession Agriculturist
Permanent Address
Kalingappatti Vill. P.O. Via Thiruvengadam,
Tirunelveli, Distt. Tamil Nadu
Present Address
C-1/13, Lodhi Garden,
New Delhi - 110003
(011) 24652349
Positions Held
1978-96 Member, Rajya Sabha (three terms)
1982-84 Member, Railway Convention Committee (two terms)
1983-84 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1986-87 Member, Committee on Petitions
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
1994 General-Secretary, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (M.D.M.K.)
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-I
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Leader, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, Committee on Defence
Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Ethics

Books Published
(i) Clarion Call (in English), (ii) Sanganatham, (iii) Porkkalathil, (iv) Ilatchiyappayanam, (v) Yamunaikkavraiyil, (vi) Velvom, (vii) Veerathin Punnagai, (viii) Ithaya Chiragugal, (ix)Paravattum Thamizhisai; and (x) Vazharattum Valluvam (all in Tamil)
Special Interests
Literature, agriculture, research, sports, addressing public meetings etc. and organising Youth Forums
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and listening to music
Sports and Clubs
Volleyball and basketball; President, Jothi Sports Club (Hockey), Palayamkottai, 1971-76
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (15 countries); also visited several countries of the World in 1984 to address meetings on the ethnic Tamil problem of Sri Lanka
Other Information
President, District Central Cooperative Bank; won, (i) Gold Medal in Economics and Best Speaker award in St. Xavier’s College, 1964; (ii) First Prize in Inter-Collegiate-Tamil Oratorical Competitions, 1964-65 and 1965-66, representing Presidency College, Madras; (iii) First-Prize-Silver Cup in Inter-Collegiate Elocution Competition conducted by Madras City Police to celebrate Road Safety Week in 1965; and (iv) Best Orator Award in Law College, Madras,1969; detained, (i) under MISA from 1 February, 1976 to 2 February, 1977; and (ii) again for 40 days for organising Black Flag Demonstration against Late Smt. Indira Gandhi’s visit to Tamil Nadu, October, 1977; jailed, (i) four times, during 1978-81 for peaceful demonstrations and picketing against Tamil Nadu State Government; (ii) four times during 1982-83 for organising Volunteer Camps of DMK; (iii) three times during 1984-86 for participation in agitation against the State Government; and (iv) during 1986-87 for anti-Hindi agitation; President, (i) Presidency College Victoria Hostel Tamil Association, 1965-66; (ii) Land Development Bank, Kuruvikulam, 1971-75; and (iii) M.D.K. Co-operative Supervisors’ Training Institute, 1971-76; Chairman, (i) Panchayat Union, Kuruvikulam, Tirunelveli District, 1970-76; and (ii) Tirunelveli District Co-operative CentralBank, 1972-73; Propaganda-Secretary, DMK Party for Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts, 1977-79; Secretary, Election Campaign, DMK headquarters, 1983; Convenor, Dr. Karunanidhi Voluntary Blood Donors’ Association, Tirunelveli; Organiser, Youth Forums; and State Joint Organiser, DMK Students wing, 1970

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