Anbil P. Dharmalingam

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Anbil P. Dharmalingam
Title founder member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Children Anbil Poyyamozhi, Anbil Periyasamy

Anbil P. Dharmalingam was a politician from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and founder member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. The Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute is named after him.


Anbil Dharmalingam was one of the founder-members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[1] He took part in all agitations launched by the D. M. K.

When the D. M. K. was elected to power in 1967, he served as the Minister for Local Administration[2] and Agriculture a various times.[3]

At a rally held in North Arcot district on April 7 and April 8, 1973 in which Dharmalingam and five other Ministers presided, he declared that formation of an independent Tamil Nadu was the aim of the D. M. K.[4][5]

Electoral records[edit]

He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Lalgudi constituency in 1962 and 1980 elections and from Tiruchirappalli - II constituency in 1971 election.[6][7][8]


His sons Anbil Periyasamy and Anbil Poyyamozhi are members of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and have served in Tamil Nadu legislative assembly.[9]


  1. ^ Ramanujan, K. S. (1971). Challenge and Response: An Intimate Report of Tamil Nadu Politics, 1967-1971. Sundara Prachuralayam. p. 216. 
  2. ^ All India Council of Mayors (1973). Proceedings. p. 72. 
  3. ^ The Indian Journal of Social Work. Tata Institute of Social Sciences. 1956. p. 183. 
  4. ^ Ralhan, O. P. (2002). Encyclopaedia of Political Parties. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 238. ISBN 8174888659, ISBN 978-81-7488-865-5. 
  5. ^ Indian Institute of Applied Political Research (1974). The Annual Register of Indian Political Parties. Orientalia. p. 695. 
  6. ^ 1962 Madras State Election Results, Election Commission of India
  7. ^ 1971 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  8. ^ 1980 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  9. ^ "CM announces candidates for two seats". The Hindu. 29 January 2000.