K. Anbazhagan

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Kalyanasundaranar Anbazhagan
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Constituency Harbour, Chennai North
Personal details
Born (1922-12-14) 14 December 1922 (age 93)
Tanjore district,
Madras Presidency,
British India.[1]
Political party DMK
Residence Chennai, India
Website [1]

Kalyanasundaram Anbazhagan (Tamil: கல்யாணசுந்தரம் அன்பழகன்) is the former finance minister of Tamil Nadu. He was re-elected as the General Secretary of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam nine times in a row. He has been elected as a member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative assembly nine times.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Kattoor near Thiruvarur in Tanjore district (now Thiruvarur District) of Madras Presidency, British India on 19 December 1922, as Ramaiah to M. Kalyanasundaranar and Swarnambal in a Hindu Mudaliar family. He had finished his schooling in the Municipal High School, Mayiladuthurai. He had obtained his M.A (Tamil) Degree from Annamalai University. Pachaiyappa's College

Political career[edit]

He was a member of the Tamil Nadu legislative council between 1962-1967 and a close confidant of the DMK founder C.N. Annadurai. He is called perasiriyar (professor), as a term of endearment. He was a member of Lok Sabha between 1967-1971. In 1971 he served as Social Welfare minister of Tamil Nadu. He had given up his M.L.A position, representing Park Town constituency, in the year 1984 putting forward the Tamil Eelam issue. He has been serving as a General secretary of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam from 1977. He is a close aide of DMK president Karunanidhi and his family.

Personal life[edit]

K. Anbazhagan lived with wife Santhakumari in Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai. She died on 23 December 2012 at the age of 90 due to Diabetes mellitus.[2]

Literary works[edit]

He has sound knowledge of Tamil Poetry and has greater Tamil interest. Some of his popular literary works include:

  • Urimai vaazhvu
  • Viduthalaik kavignar
  • Pesum kalai valarpom
  • Thamizh kadal
  • Alai osai
  • Thamizhar thirumanamum inamaanamum