Saidai Sa. Duraisamy
|Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy|
|Mayor, Corporation of Chennai|
25 October 2011
|Preceded by||M. Subramaniam|
February 16, 1951 |
Karur district, Tamil Nadu
|Residence||#28, I Main Road, CIT Nagar, Chennai – 600 035.|
Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy (born 16 February 1951) is an South Indian politician and, as of 2011[update], is the incumbent Mayor of the Corporation of Chennai. He is the first All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate to become the Mayor of Chennai. He is the also the founder and Chairman of the Manidhaneyam, a free IAS and IPS coaching centre in Tamil Nadu.
He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1984 from the Saidapet constituency. He stayed away from politics after the demise of M. G. Ramachandran. He contested the assembly elections as a candidate for the AIADMK in the Kolathur constituency, which he lost. He contested the mayoral election of Chennai corporation, and became the first AIADMK mayor of the city on 21 October 2011. He won the election by a margin of over 5.19 lakh votes. He took the oath of office on 25 October 2011.
He is practising raw vegan life style for long time. He is known for his selfless service on giving infrastructure for UPSC aspirants.