N. S. V. Chitthan

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N. S. V. Chitthan
Member of Parliament
Constituency Dindigul
Personal details
Born (1934-04-12) 12 April 1934 (age 83)
Thirumangalam, Tamil Nadu
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Shakuntala Chitthan
Residence Madurai

N.S.V.Chitthan is an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress party.

Early life and Background[edit]

N.S.V Chitthan was born in Tirumangalam district of Madurai on 12 April 1934. He belongs to the strong Thevar community. His father Shri N. S. Veerapathira Thevar was a member of Congress during the Pre Independence period. He married Shakuntala in 1959 . He holds a B.A. in (Economics) and studied in Madura College in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.[1]

Entry into politics[edit]

Chithan joined Congress when he was young and contested the elections in 1967 when DMK routed Congress and managed to win even though he was contesting the elections for the first time and given the fact that there was a wave in favour of DMK.

Political base[edit]

Chithan contests from the Dindigul Parliamentary constituency. He has not been a Minister in the Union Government but has served on different committees and has been attributed to the Development of Madurai suburban localities and the transition of Road networks and Industries in Dindigul district and Madurai District.

Political timeline[edit]

  • Elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (three times)( 1967–71 and 1980–89).
  • Deputy Leader of Opposition and Deputy Leader
  • Congress Legislative PartyChairman, Public Accounts Committee, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly( 1980–84)
  • Elected to 11th Lok Sabha( 1996)
  • Leader, Tamil Manila Congress (TMC) Party in Lok Sabha( 1996–97)
  • Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 2004) and Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and CultureMember,
  • Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( 2009) and Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice( 31 Aug. 2009)



Recipient of Silver Medal by Bureau of Parliamentary Affairs for raising maximum number (more than 7000) of Questions on the Floor of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly during 1967-71 . He also addressed the UN General Assembly in 1997 as member of the Indian Delegation . He also Served as the General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee for 2 Years .[1]