Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Dhanaraju, Dr. K.
Constituency   : Tindivanam (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)
Email Address : rajukothandam[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Kothandapani Kounder
Mother's Name Smt. Indirani Kothandapani
Date of Birth 03 Aug 1956
Place of Birth Kumalam, District-Villupuram (Tamilnadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 28 Nov 1988
Spouse's Name Smt. Gunavathi Dhanaraju
No. of Sons 2
M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph. D.
Educated at Annamalai University, Madras University and
Pondicherry University
Profession Teacher
Permanent Address
No. 10, Kamatchiamman Koil Street
Tindivanam-604 001 (Tamil Nadu)
Present Address
127, North Avenue,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23092005, 9868180125 (M)
Positions Held
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Member, informal Consultative Committee Ministry of Railways
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
Member,Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Engaged in active research on ultrasonic studies and Di-electric studies on certain complexes of substituted nitriles and phenols; attended a number of scientific conferences/seminars at National and International levels; fabricated a new type of visco-meter for viscosity measurement
Social And Cultural Activities
Life member, Acoustic Society of India; Member, Social Improvement Society
Special Interests
Science and Technology, Politics, environmental issues, pollution control and construction of checkdams
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Sports and Clubs
Badminton and carrom
Countries Visited
China, Japan, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A. and European Union Countries
Other Information
Had also done Certificate Course in French; Certificate course in Micro Processor & Programming Languages; Lecturer in Physics (Asstt. Prof.) , 1980-88; Senior Lecturer in Physics, 1988-95; Selection Grade (Reader) Lecturer in Physics, 1995-99; Officer on Special Duty to Minister of State (i) Health & Family Welfare, 1999-2000; (ii) Coal, 2000-01 and (iii) Railways, 2002-04; Associated Member, Delimitation Committee, Tamil Nadu

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