Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Ponnuswamy, Shri E.
Constituency   : Chidambaram -SC (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)
Email Address : e[DOT]ponnuswamy[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Ettiyan
Mother's Name Smt. Ananthai Ammal
Date of Birth 01 Jul 1936
Place of Birth Kilsathamangalam, Taluk Vandavasi, Distt. Thiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 23 Aug 1963
Spouse's Name Smt. P. Shanthi
No.of Daughters 2
M.A. (Political Science)
Profession Writer
Publisher, Social Worker
Permanent Address
16/5 Janani Apartments, Muthu Mohamad Street,
Madi Pakkam, Chennai - 600 091(Tamil Nadu)
(044) 22421499,
09840268333 (M)
Present Address
95, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 24649606, 9868180120, 9871666816 (M)
Positions Held
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-2001 Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas
2001-2004 Member, Committee on Energy
Member, Committee on Defence
Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Committee on Private Members Bills and Resolutions
Member, Zonal Committee, Railways
Member, Committee on Rural Development
Member, Advisory Committee, Telecommunications
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2nd term)
Member, Committee on Coal, Mines & Steel
Member, Rules Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development
Member, Railways Zonal Committee
Deputy Leader, PMK, Lok Sabha
5 August 2006-onwards Member, Committee on Commerce
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Commerce

Books Published
Fiction, (i) Not for God (Short Stories Collection); (ii) Translations: Who Were Shudras?; (iii) Untouchables; (iv) What Gandhiji did for emancipation of Scheduled Castes; (v) Gandhiji: His Life and Mission by J.B. Kripalani; (vi) Remembering Rajiv by M.S. Aiyar, and (vii) The Biography of Dr. Ambedkar by Dhananjay Keer (all written by Dr. Ambedkar translated to Tamil)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributing articles to all the Tamil magazines for the last 30 years
Social And Cultural Activities
Social worker; President, Tamil Nadu Depressed Classes League; Vice-President, Gandhi Samaj
Special Interests
Reading, writing, translating and travelling
Other Information
Co-Chairman, Monitoring and Vigilance Committee, Member, (i) Coir Board; (ii) Coconut Board; and (iii) Telecom Advisory Committee

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