Karunanidhi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Karunanidhi
Karunanidhi in Chief Minister's office
15th, 12th, 10th, 4th, 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
In office
13 May 2006 – 15 May 2011
Preceded by Jayalalithaa
Succeeded by Jayalalithaa
Constituency Chepauk
In office
13 May 1996 – 13 May 2001
Preceded by Jayalalithaa
Succeeded by O. Panneerselvam
Constituency Chepauk
In office
27 January 1989 – 30 January 1991
Preceded by Janaki Ramachandran
Succeeded by Jayalalithaa
Constituency Harbour
In office
15 March 1971 – 31 January 1976
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by President's rule
Constituency Saidapet
In office
10 February 1969 – 4 January 1971
Preceded by V. R. Nedunchezhiyan (acting)
Succeeded by President's rule
Constituency Saidapet
Personal details
Born Dakshinamurthi
3 June 1924 (1924-06-03) (age 90)
Thirukuvalai, Madras Presidency, British India
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s) Padmavathi (deceased)
Dayalu
Rajathi
Children M. K. Muthu
M. K. Alagiri
M. K. Stalin
M. K. Tamilarasu
M. K. Selvi
Kanimozhi
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Atheism

Muthuvel Karunanidhi (born Dakshinamurthy; 3 June 1924) is an Indian politician. He has served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu five different times. He is the head of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK),[1] a Dravidian political party in the state of Tamil Nadu. He has been the leader of the DMK since the death of its founder, C. N. Annadurai, in 1969.[2]

Karunanidhi was born in Thirukuvalai, Madras Presidency, British India. He is an atheist.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "DMK's Official Homepage". Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. 9 December 2011. http://www.dmk.in/. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. "Biography of Karunanaidhi in official party website". Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. http://www.dmk.in/bio/beng.htm. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. "Karunanidhi shares dais with Sai Baba". CNN-IBN. 17 June 2007. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/karunanidhi-shares-dais-with-sai-baba/31747-3.html. Retrieved 2 March 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]