Thiru Dayanidhi Maran is 54 years old Loksabha MP, elected from Chennai Central of Tamil Nadu state as a member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party. Thiru Dayanidhi Maran was born to Late Shri Murasoli Maran & Smt. Mallika Maran and is married to Smt. Priya Dayanidhi Maran. He/She has 1 son(s) 1 daughter(s)
Background information of Thiru Dayanidhi Maran:
His father Murasoli Maran was former union industries and commerce minister. After Murasoli Maran’s death, Dayanidhi entered into politics. As a debutant MP he became India’s youngest IT minister in 2004. He is also the grand nephew of chief minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi. The young Maran was asked to step down from the post of union minister by the party leadership following a bitter family dispute. He was given ticket again following his rapprochement with Karunanidhi family.
|As Minister of Communications and Information Technology, was instrumental in catalyzing a large amount of Foreign Direct Investments into Communication and Information Technology Sector of the country and persuaded many multinational telecom companies including Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Flextronics and Dell to set up units in the country|
| introduced `One Rupee One India` Plan across the country and rolled back, and achieved, the target of 250 million (against 75 million in May, 2004) telephone connections from Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2010|
| and participated in various Business and Management Programmes|
| and also attended Owner/President Management Programme, Harvard University, USA|
|2004||Elected to 14th Lok Sabha|
|May 2004 -13 May 2007||Union Cabinet Minister, Communications and Information Technology|
|2009||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term);|
|31 May 2009-19 July 2011||Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles|
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