K. Rajaram

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K. Rajaram
Tamil Nadu minister for Food and Civil Supplies
In office
1991–1992
First Minister J. Jayalalitha
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Panamarathupatti
In office
1991–1996
Preceded by S. R. Sivalingam
Succeeded by S. R. Sivalingam
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Panamarathupatti
In office
1980–1989
Preceded by N. Subbarayan
Succeeded by S. R. Sivalingam
Tamil Nadu minister for Industries and Irrigation
In office
1985–1989
First Minister M. G. Ramachandran
Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
In office
1980–1985
First Minister M. G. Ramachandran
Preceded by Munu Adhi
Succeeded by P. H. Pandian
Tamil Nadu minister for Labour
In office
1973–1976
First Minister M. Karunanidhi
Tamil Nadu minister for Housing and Backward Classes
In office
1971–1973
First Minister M. Karunanidhi
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Salem II
In office
1971–1976
Preceded by E. R. Krishnan
Succeeded by M. Arumugam
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Salem
In office
1967–1971
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by S. V. Ramaswamy
Succeeded by E. R. Krishnan
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Krishnagiri
In office
1962–1967
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru,
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Indira Gandhi
Preceded by C. R. Narasimhan
Succeeded by M. Kamalanathan
Personal details
Born August 29, 1926
Died February 8, 2008 (aged 82)
Nationality Indian
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam,
Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Profession Politician

K. Rajaram (August 29, 1926 – February 8, 2008) was an Indian politician of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and later, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. He served as the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 1985.[1][2]

Rajaram rose to prominence in 1962 when he defeated C. R. Narasimhan, son of C. Rajagopalachari while contesting from Krishnagiri as a candidate of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[3] He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Salem II constituency in 1971 as a DMK candidate and from the Panamarathupatti constituency in 1980,84 and 91 as an ADMK candidate. He served as the Minister for Housing and Backward Classes during 1971–73 and as the Minister for Labour during 1973–76 in the M. Karunanidhi cabinet. He was the Minister for Industries during 1985–89 in the M. G. Ramachandran cabinet and the Minister for Food during 1991–92 in the J. Jayalalitha cabinet. He also served as a Member of Lok Sabha from Krishnagiri during 1962–67 and from Salem during 1967–71.[4][5][6]

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Preceded by
C. R. Narasimhan
Member of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Krishnagiri
1962–1967
Succeeded by
M. Kamalanathan
Preceded by
S. V. Ramaswamy
Member of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Salem
1967–1971
Succeeded by
E. R. Krishnan
Preceded by
Munu Adhi
Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
1980–1985
Succeeded by
P. H. Pandian