Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha
PALANISWAMI, SHRI K. [ALL INDIA ANNA DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM - TIRUCHENGODE (TAMIL NADU)]

Father's Name       	Shri V. Karuppa Gounder                 

Date of Birth       	12 May 1954

Place of Birth      	Siluvampalayam, Distt. Salem (Tamil Nadu)         

Marital Status      	Married 

Spouse's Name       	Smt. Ratha Palaniswami                  

Children            	One son

Educational Qualifications  

              	Undergraduate

              	Educated at Sri Vasavi College, Erode (Tamil Nadu)

Profession         

               	Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address  

              	Vill. Poolampatti, Taluk, Edappadi      
              	P.O. Siluvampalayam,                    
              	Distt.Salem-606201(Tamil Nadu)          

              	Tel.(0427) 446857,                                                    

Present Address  

		177, North Avenue, 
		New Delhi-110001

		Tel. (011) 3792118

Positions Held  

1989-96		Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (two terms)

1998		Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99		Member, Committee on Industry

	        Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
	        Textiles

Special Interests  

Basketball

Favourite Pastime and Recreation  

Reading

Countries Visited  

Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand (as a
delegate of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly)

Other Information  

Chairman (i) Endowment Board, Salem, 1992-95; and 
(ii) Salem Milk Dairy, 1993-96; Member, Central Silk Board, 1998-99

Election Result of
Tiruchengode Lok Sabha Constituency  

Total electorate 	14,60,292
Total votes polled 	 7,81,858

Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri K. Palaniswami (A.I.D.M.K.) 4,14,992
(2) Dr. K.P. Ramalingam (D.M.K.)     3,10,183
(3) Shri P. Palanisamy 	(I.N.C.)       28,421
(4) Shri D. Backiyam 	(P.T.)          2,442