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Detailed Profile: Shri S. Jagathrakshakan

NameShri S. Jagathrakshakan
Constituency from which I am electedArakkonam
Father's NameShri G. Swamikannu Gounder
Mother's NameSmt. Lakshmiamma
Date of Birth06 Feb 1948
Birth PlaceKalingamalai, Villupuram (Tamil Nadu)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 09 Sep 1973
Spouse NameSmt. J. Anusuya
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:1
State NameTamil Nadu
Party NameDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Permanent Address1, First Main Road, Kasthuribainagar,Adyar, Chennai - 600 020 Tamil NaduTels.(044) 24913113 Fax: (044) 8228776
Present Address83, Lodhi Estate,New Delhi - 110 003Tels. (011) 23384214, 23384597, 23385583 (O) Telefax. (011) 24645883 Fax. (011) 24645884 (R)
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Educational QualificationsMatriculate Educated at Valudvur
Positions Held
1980-84Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Environment Committee
1985Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
Leader, AIADMK Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1987-88Member, Committee on Official Language
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
2000-2004Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
1 Jan. 2002-8 April Member, Committee on Energy
1 Jan. 2002- 31 Dec.Member, Committee on Industry
16 Jan. 2002-24 Jan.Member, Committee on Government Assurances
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 - 28 Oct. 2012Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting
28 Oct. 2012 onwardsUnion Minister of State, New and Renewable Energy
Social and Cultural ActivitiesEducation of the down-trodden; Helping the orphans and handicapped people; conducted several functions to aid them; `Alwarkal aaiyuvumaiyam` a research organisation dedicated to the promotion of Tamil culture and art
Special InterestsVisiting other States and countries to find out the new schemes and developments so as to implement; promotion of language, art and culture
Sports and ClubsVolleyball
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading and writing, music
Countries VisitedWidely travelled

Source: Lok Sabha