Saidai Sa. Duraisamy

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In this Indian name, the name Saidai Samiyappan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Duraisamy.
Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy
Mayor, Corporation of Chennai
Assumed office
25 October 2011
Preceded by M. Subramaniam
Personal details
Born (1951-02-16) February 16, 1951 (age 64)
Karur district, Tamil Nadu
Political party AIADMK
Spouse(s) Mallika Duraisamy
Children One son
Residence #28, I Main Road, CIT Nagar, Chennai – 600 035.
Religion Hinduism

Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy (born 16 February 1951) is an South Indian politician and, as of 2011, 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.[citation needed] He stayed away from politics after the demise of M. G. Ramachandran.[citation needed] He contested the assembly elections as a candidate for the AIADMK in the Kolathur constituency, which he lost.[1] 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.[2][3]

He is practising raw vegan life style for long time. He is known for his selfless service on giving infrastructure for UPSC aspirants.


  1. ^ "The Hindu States". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Corporation Result:Detailed". Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Saidai Duraisamy is Chennai Mayor". The Hindu. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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