Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
A. Raja, Shri
Constituency   : Nilgiris (SC) (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Email Address : raja[DOT]andimuthu[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri S.K. Andimuthu
Mother's Name Smt. Chinnapillai
Date of Birth 10 May 1963
Place of Birth Velur, Distt. Perambalur (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 04 Feb 1996
Spouse's Name Smt. M.A. Parameswari
No.of Daughters 1
B.Sc., B.L., M.L.
Educated at Government Arts College, Musiri, Distt. Trichy; Government Law College, Madurai and Government Law College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
Profession Advocate
Permanent Address
3/125, Mariamman Kovil Street, Vill.& P.O. Velur,
Distt. Perambalur - 621 104
Tamil Nadu
Tel: 09999864553 (M)
Present Address
21, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi-110003
Tels : (011) 24644455, 24644466
09999864553 (M)
Positions Held
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (Two Terms)
13 Oct. 1999 - 29 Sept. 2000 Union Minister of State, Rural Development
30 Sept. 2000- 21 Dec. 2003 Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
May 2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha(Three Terms)
23 May 2004 - 17 May 2007 Union Cabinet Minister, Environment & Forests
18 May 2007 Union Cabinet Minister, Communication and Information Technology
May 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (Four Terms)
31 May 2009 - 14 Nov. 2010 Union Cabinet Minister, Communications and Information Technology
May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Chief Whip, DMK Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
25 June 2019 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee
26 June 2019 onwards Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
24 July 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
09 Oct. 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
21 Nov. 2019 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

Books Published
An Autobiography of Democracy” Oru Suyasarithai—Collection of Tamil poems; 2G Saga Unfolds (English Book); 2G Avilum Unmaigal (Tamil Book)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Involved in social and Tamil literature movements since student days
Social And Cultural Activities
Contributing articles to leading Tamil and English Dailies and magazines, involved in public life during college days through Dravidar Kazhagam founded by Periyar EVR; President, Dr. Ambedkar Thinkers Forum, Perambalur; Secretary, (i) Rationalist Forum, Perambalur; and (ii) Tamil Ilakkiya Peravai (Literary movement), Perambalur; District Secretary, DMK Party, Perambalur
Special Interests
Activities on Social Reforms
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading books and writing columns and poems in Tamil and English
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled

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