K. Rajaram

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K. Rajaram
Tamil Nadu minister for Food and Civil Supplies
In office
1991–1992
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Panamarathupatti
In office
1991–1996
Preceded byS. R. Sivalingam
Succeeded byS. R. Sivalingam
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Panamarathupatti
In office
1980–1989
Preceded byN. Subbarayan
Succeeded byS. R. Sivalingam
Tamil Nadu minister for Industries and Irrigation
In office
1985–1989
Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
In office
1980–1985
Preceded byMunu Adhi
Succeeded byP. H. Pandian
Tamil Nadu minister for Labour
In office
1973–1976
Tamil Nadu minister for Housing and Backward Classes
In office
1971–1973
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for Salem II
In office
1971–1976
Preceded byE. R. Krishnan
Succeeded byM. Arumugam
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha for Salem
In office
1967–1971
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byS. V. Ramaswamy
Succeeded byE. R. Krishnan
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha for Krishnagiri
In office
1962–1967
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru,
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Indira Gandhi
Preceded byC. R. Narasimhan
Succeeded byM. Kamalanathan
Personal details
Born29 August 1926
Died8 February 2008 (aged 82)
NationalityIndian
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam,
Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
ProfessionPolitician

K. Rajaram (29 August 1926 – 8 February 2008) was an Indian politician of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and later, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. He served as the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 1985.[1][2]

Rajaram rose to prominence in 1962 when he defeated C. R. Narasimhan, son of C. Rajagopalachari while contesting from Krishnagiri as a candidate of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[3] He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Salem II constituency in 1971 as a DMK candidate and from the Panamarathupatti constituency in 1980,84 and 91 as an ADMK candidate. He served as the Minister for Housing and Backward Classes during 1971–73 and as the Minister for Labour during 1973–76 in the M. Karunanidhi cabinet. He was the Minister for Industries during 1985–89 in the M. G. Ramachandran cabinet and the Minister for Food during 1991–92 in the J. Jayalalitha cabinet. He also served as a Member of Lok Sabha from Krishnagiri during 1962–67 and from Salem during 1967–71.[4][5][6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly: Details of terms of successive Legislative Assemblies constituted under the Constitution of India". Government of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly: Details of terms of successive Legislative Assemblies constituted under the Constitution of India". Government of India.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections 1962 to the Second Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  4. ^ India who's who. INFA Publications. 1993. p. 182.
  5. ^ Data India. Press Institute of India. 1985. p. 144.
  6. ^ Asian recorder, Issue 28. Recorder Press. 1992. p. 22085.

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Preceded by
C. R. Narasimhan
Member of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Krishnagiri
1962–1967
Succeeded by
M. Kamalanathan
Preceded by
S. V. Ramaswamy
Member of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Salem
1967–1971
Succeeded by
E. R. Krishnan
Preceded by
Munu Adhi
Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
1980–1985
Succeeded by
P. H. Pandian