Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Kharventhan, Shri Salarapatty Kuppusamy
Constituency   : Palani (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : sk[DOT]kharventhan[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri S.K. Kuppusamy Gounder
Mother's Name Smt. Kaliathal
Date of Birth 10 May 1948
Place of Birth Salarapatty, Talluk Dharapuram T.K., Distt. Erode (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 05 Apr 1976
Spouse's Name Smt. S.K. Venmathi
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 1
B.Sc., B.G.L., B.L., D.B.A., D.M.M., D.U.N.I.U.S.
Educated at St. Josephs College, Trichy and
Ambedkar Law College, Madras; Data Processing Institute, Madras; and American Centre, New Delhi
Profession Advocate
Agriculturist, Social Worker
Permanent Address
"Cheran Illam",
20, West Cutchery Street, Dharapuram,
District Erode - 638 656 (Tamil Nadu)
(04258) 224999
Fax. (04258) 224966
Present Address
189, North Avenue,
New Delhi- 110 001
Tels. (011) 23092367, 9868180203 (M)
Positions Held
1967-96 convener, Legal Cell, P.C.C. Tamil Nadu (also held various other parts)
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice
Member, Joint Committee on Office of Profit
Member, Committee on External Affairs
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Written articles in journals, literary orator; recieved State Level Award for Best Oratory from Tamil Nadu Government,1972
Social And Cultural Activities
Former President, Tamil Kalai Mantram, Dharapuram; Patron Member, YMCA
Special Interests
Judicial reforms, upliftment of the poor, agriculturists and labourers , reading, meeting public, providing free legal aid to poor
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and handling criminal cases particularly murder cases as a lawyer
Sports and Clubs
President, Youngman Basket ball Association, Dharapuram; President , Sports Club, Dharapuram
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
Recieved, (i) Gold Medal for Best Student in St. Josephs College, Trichy - 1972 ; and (ii) National Award for improvement of Legal Education - 2000 from Indian Council of Jurists; Member, (i) Bar Council of Tamil Nadu since 1988; (ii) Bar Council of India, New Delhi since 1995; Syndicate Member, Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, since 1997; Vice Chairman, Bar Council of India, New Delhi, 1998; Chairman, Bar Council of India, New Delhi, 1999;Councillor, International Bar Association, London, 2000; Chairman, Executive Committee Bar Council of India, 2002 - 2004; General Council Member, NALSAR, Hyderabad, 1997-2004; Executive Committee Member, National Law University, Bangalore

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