Tenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


[Cong.(I) - Madras North (Tamil Nadu)]

Father's Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Marital Status

Spouse's Name


Educational Qualifications



Permanent Address

Present Address

Positions held





7 June, 1990


Books published




Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments

Social and Cultural Activities

Special Interests

Favourite Pastime 
and Recreation

Sports and Clubs

Countries visited

Other Information


Shri David

18th May, 1932

Vellaimalaipatti in Distt. Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Married on 28th May, 1956

Smt. Joyce Pandian

One son and two daughters

M.A., B.L.

Educated at Alaggappa College, Karaikudi, Law College, Madras

Lawyer, Teacher and Journalist, Educationist, Political and Social Worker

10, Rathina Sobathy Street, T.H. Road, Old Washermenpet Madras-600021 (Tamil Nadu)

45, North Avenue, New Delhi-110001. Tel. 3792687


Member, National Council, C.P.I.

Member, Central Committee, United Communist Party of India

Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth)

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests

Member, Subject Committee on Science and Technology

Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth)

"The story of Jews and the Torture of Arabs; Park or Death Pit?"; "Fire set by D.M.K, to Tamil"; "Bharathi and Casteism"; "Poet Pattukkottai"; "Reservation Question"; "Multinational Corporation"; "Hurdles against Backward Classes"; "Economic Crisis and Solution"; "Communist Party's Fifty Year Achievements and Let Marxist Think"; translated "Virg. Soil Upturned" (2 Vols.); "Tolstoy— Story of a Lorry Driver"; "My First Teacher"; "State Monopoly and Economics"; "Devaluation and What Happened in Czechoslovakia"

Received Soviet Land Nehru Award

Propagated the arranged intercaste marriages, headed various trade unions

To study the Indian society

Reading, writing, gardening and social service

General interest in sports

East Germany, Hungary, Sri Lanka and U.S.S.R.

Leader, A.I.S.F. (Later All India Youth Federation); President, Indian Railway Labour Union and several other trade unions; Member; Madras Dock Labour Board for 3 years; Trustee, Madras Port Trust; was seriously injured while accompanying former Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi to Sriperumbudur on 21 May, when the latter was assassinated. Scheduled to translate the speeches of Shri Rajiv Gandhi.