|Born||19 March 1933|
Kaniyakumari, Travancore, British India
Member of Parliament
He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Nagercoil constituency as a Janata party candidate in 1977 election, but was defeated in the 1996 and 1998 elections. He also served as the president of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee.
Member of Legislative Assembly
Ananthan was a Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as a Gandhi Kamaraj Congress candidate from Thiruvottiyur constituency in 1980 election from Radhapuram constituency in the 1984 election. He was elected as an Indian National Congress candidate from Sathankulam constituency in the 1989 and 1991 elections.
Ananthan floated Thondar Congress, a new political party breaking away from Congress. He began the party as he said he was frustrated by National Congress leaders' neglect of the Tamil Nadu state party unit and workers.
Ananthan's brother H. Vasanthakumar is an entrepreneur and a politician.
- Volume I, 1977 Indian general election, 6th Lok Sabha Archived 18 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- Profile of Kumari Ananthan in IBN
- Volume I, 1996 Indian Lok Sabha election, 11th Lok Sabha
- Volume I, 1998 Indian general election, 12th Lok Sabha Archived 18 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- "Three former TNCC chiefs unlisted". rediff. 6 November 2000.
- 1980 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 1984 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 1989 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- Kumari Ananthan floats new party