Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Athithan, Shri Dhanuskodi
Constituency   : Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Shri P. Ramachandra Athithan
Mother's Name Smt. P. Padmavathi
Date of Birth 06 Mar 1953
Place of Birth Kayamoli, Distt. Thuthukudi (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 30 Jan 1977
Spouse's Name Smt. Indira Devi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 2
M.A. (Economics), B.L.
Educated at St. John`s College, Palayamottai, Loyola College, and Madras Law College ( Tamil Nadu)
Profession Advocate
Agriculturist, Businessperson
Permanent Address
7/1A, L.N. Puram Street,
Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli - 627 002 (Tamil Nadu)
Present Address
22, G.R.G. Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23315657, 23351755, 9868180662 (M)
Positions Held
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1990-91 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministries of Finance & Labour and Food Processing Industries
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)
21June 96- 21April 97and
1May 97-19 March 98
Union Minister of State, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resources Development
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Member, Committe on Petroleum and Natural Gas
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas
1 May 2008 Member, Financial Committee on Estimates

Social And Cultural Activities
Promoting communal harmony; visited various places and met people wherever communal clashes erupted; organised meetings and awareness camps to educate people to live peacefully with other communities
Special Interests
Conducting Gandhiji study circles in various villages to educate people to follow Gandhian principles; organising Youth Development Centres in villages to develop their personality; creating awareness for the preservation of environment
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Social service
Countries Visited
France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, U.K., and U.S.A.
Other Information
Founder, Gandhian Study Circle in district Tirunelveli; propagated Gandhian thought; Elected Member, Animal Welfare Board on 24 August, 1990 and Founder, Federation for National Intergration

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