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G. K. Vasan

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G. K. Vasan
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Personal details
Born (1964-12-28)28 December 1964
Sundara Perumalkoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Sunitha Vasan
Children One son
Website Website [1] Official Facebook Page [2]

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.[1] 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.

On 3 November 2014, he announced his exit from the Congress party to revive the TMC.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Council of Ministers - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India". Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  2. ^ GK Vasan Splits Congress in Tamil Nadu: 10 Developments, 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Tamil Maanila Congress Chief GK Vasan Not To Contest Tamil Nadu Elections". NDTV. PTI. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
Political offices
Preceded by
T. R. Baalu
Minister of Shipping
2009 - 2014
Succeeded by
Nitin Gadkari