Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Thangka Balu, Shri K.V.
Constituency   : Salem (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Sh. V. Thangkavelu
Mother's Name Smt. Muthammal
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1950
Place of Birth Kurichi,Distt. Salem (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 22 Jan 1986
Spouse's Name Smt. T. Jayanthi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at Ranchi University
Profession Agriculturist
Permanent Address
24 , 6th Main Road, K.B. Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai - 600 020 (Tamil Nadu)
(044) 24911282,
Fax. (011) 24911255
Present Address
6, K. Kamraj Lane,
New Delhi-110 001
Tels. (011) 23795317, 9868180406 (M)
Fax. (011) 23795757
Positions Held
1969 President, Block Youth Congress
1970 President, Taluk Youth Congress
1971 President, District Youth Congress, Salem
1972 Member, P.C.C., Tamil Nadu
1972-77 General Secretary, Tamil Nadu Youth Congress
1978-80 General Secretary, P.C.C.,(I), Tamil Nadu
1981-86 President, Youth Congress (I), Tamil Nadu
1984-90 Member, Rajya Sabha
1984-85 Member, Library Committee
1985-87 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha
Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Commerce
1986-87 Member, Steel Advisory Board, Ministry of Steel & Mines
1987-88 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Bofors Contract
1988 Member, House Committee, Rajya Sabha
1988-89 Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Finance
1990 onwards Vice-President, P.C.C.(I), Tamil Nadu
1997-98 President, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC)
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Information and Technology
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
January 1993-May 1996 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Welfare
Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Finance
Member, National Shipping Board
Member, Committee on Public Accounts
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology
1 May 2008 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Writer, Founder-Editor, `Thayin Manikodi`; Contributed a lot of articles
Social And Cultural Activities
President, National Farmers Forum, Chairman, (i) National Backward Classes Federation, (ii) OBC Parliamentary Forum
Special Interests
Upliftment of the weaker sections i.e. socially, educationally disadvantaged people
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Writing articles, poems and reading
Sports and Clubs
Swimming, yoga, badminton and Kabaddi; Patron, Tamil Nadu Youngmen Karate Association and Hercules Gymkhana, Madras; Founder Member, National Space Club, Delhi
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; represented Indian Assembly of Youth at Seoul (South Korea) of Economic and Social Affairs Commission for Asia and Pacific Conference 1977; Deputy Leader, Youth Congress Delegation to USSR, 1981; represented First Indian Youth Congress Delegation to China, 1983; attended the 5th Congress of Fatherland party at Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986; Member, high level A.I.C.C.I (i) delegation to USSR to attend the 40th Anniversary of India`s Independence at Moscow, 1987 under the leadership of Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then Vice President of India, travelled France, Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, U.S.A. & U.S.S.R.
Other Information
Founder, (i) Ponniamman Educational and Charitable Trust; and (ii) T.J. Educational Trust; Chairman, (i) Thangavelu Engineering College; (ii) Thangavelu College of Science and Management; and (iii) T.J. Institue of Technology

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