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Detailed Profile: Thiru Dayanidhi Maran

NameThiru Dayanidhi Maran
Constituency from which I am electedChennai Central
Father's NameLate Shri Murasoli Maran
Mother's NameSmt. Mallika Maran
Date of Birth05 Dec 1966
Birth PlaceKumbakonam, Distt. Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 26 Aug 1994
Spouse NameSmt. Priya Dayanidhi Maran
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:1
State NameTamil Nadu
Party NameDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Permanent Address3, First Avenue, Boad Club Road,R.A. Puram, Chennai - 600 028, Tamil NaduTel. (044) 24371515 Fax. (044) 24371616
Present Address6, Akbar Road,New Delhi - 110 011Tel. (011) 23063779, 23061385 (O), 23012323 (R) Fax. (011) 23061575 (O) 23012626 (R)
Email idmot_fb[at]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. (Economics) Educated at Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Positions Held
2004Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
May 2004 -13 May 200Union Cabinet Minister, Communications and Information Technology
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 May 2009-19 July Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles
Sports and ClubsCricket, tennis, snookers and rifle shooting
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationAs 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

Source: Lok Sabha