Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name	:   	Shri K. Thangavelu

Date of Birth	:   	1 September 1938

Place of Birth	:   	Nungambakkam in Distt. Chengleput (Tamil Nadu)

Marital Status	:   	Married on 8 June 1960

Spouse's Name	:   	Smt. Backiam

Children	:   	Two sons and four daughters

Educational Qualifications :
	B.A., B.L.
	Educated at Presidency College and Law College, Madras (Tamil Nadu)

Profession :
   	Advocate, Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address :
   	15, Kanagavallipuram Street, Tiruvellore-602 001
	Tel. (04116) 60930

Positions Held :
1980 onwards	Member, General Council, D.M.K.
1980	Elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh)
1980-81	Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
1996	Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh)

Social and Cultural Activities :
   	Upliftment of the downtrodden, promotion of education amongst the poor, pleading for their legal cases without fees and providing food for hungry
Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
  Reading law Journal and attending party public meetings

Sports and Clubs :
   	Football, volleyball, long-jump, high-jump, weightlifting and pole vault

Other Information :
Organiser, D.M.K. District LawyersÕ Association; President, Stoneware Pipes Ltd. Employees Union, Tiruvellore, 1970-72; Member, Senate of Madras University, 15 Oct. 1994 onwards; also worked in Revenue Department; and imprisoned several times for participating in political agitations
Election Result :
Sriperumbudur-SC Lok Sabha constituency
Total electorate	11,56,491
Total votes polled	 7,79,085
Votes polled in favour of the
first four leading candidates:
(1) Shri T. Nagaratnam (D.M.K.)		4,31,919
(2) Ms. Lata Priyakumar (I.N.C.)	1,86,208
(3) Shri M. Moorthy (Ind.) 		  66,760
(4) Shri Kavinger Kudiyarasu (M.D.M.K.)	  44,884