G. K. Vasan
|G. K. Vasan|
28 December 1964|
Sundara Perumalkoil, Tamil Nadu, India
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G. K. Vasan (born Govindaswamy Karuppiah Vasan, 28 December 1964) is a former member of the Rajya Sabha, and a former Union Minister of Shipping of the Government of India. He was a Member of Parliament representing the Indian National Congress (INC) from Tamil Nadu.
He was educated at the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, and graduated from the New College. He is the son of a veteran Congress leader, G. K. Moopanar, who later formed his own political party, the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC). The TMC elected Vasan as its leader after the death of his father. Later, he merged the TMC with the Indian National Congress. The Congress President Sonia Gandhi appointed him as the Secretary of the Party. In November 2003, Vasan was appointed as President of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee.
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