Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Thirumaavalavan, Dr. Tholkappiyan
Constituency   : Chidambaram (SC) (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi(VCK)
Email Address : mpchidambaram2019[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Tholkappiyan
Mother's Name Smt. Periyammal
Date of Birth 10 Jul 1962
Place of Birth Anganur Village, Sendurai Taluk, Distt.Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu
Marital Status Unmarried
B.Sc.(Chemistry), MA(Criminology),
B.L., Ph.D (Victimology)
Educated at Presidency College, University of Madras, Chennai, Madras Law College, Chennai and MS University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
Profession Social Worker
Advocate, Publisher, Writer
Permanent Address
Anganur Village, P.O. Anganur,
Ariyalur - 621709 (Tamil Nadu)
09444358869 (M)
Present Address
13-E, Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi-110001
07823999872 (M)
Positions Held
2001-04 Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
President, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Coal, Mines and Steel
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

Books Published
(i) `Talisman`-Compilation of writings-originally in Tamil;(ii) `Uproot Hindutva`-Compilation of speeches-originally in Tamil; (iii) `Thirst-Compilation of poems-originally in Tamil; (iv) `Amaippai Thiralavom`-Compilation of articles in Tamil (v) more than 20 books in Tamil on socio-cultural-political issues
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
(i)Writing essays and poems in Tamil; (ii)Editor and Publisher of monthly magazine `Tamilmann`-in Tamil
Social And Cultural Activities
Working for the upliftment of downtrodden, particularly for Dalits, tribal, Women and minorities and so on for the past 30 years
Special Interests
Socio-cultural-political activities
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Writing and Reading
Countries Visited
Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, Nepal, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, UAE, USA
Other Information
Awarded: (i) Annul Ambedkar Award conferred by Tamil Nadu Government (2006); (ii) Honorary Doctorate honourd by Gurukul, Chennai, (2010) and (iii) K. Veeramani Award for Social Justice-conferred by International Periyar (USA) (2020)

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