P. Dhanapal

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P. Dhanapal
Born 16 May 1951
Karuppur, Salem district, Tamil Nadu
Title Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Political party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

P. Dhanapal (born 16 May 1951) is an Indian politician and incumbent Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. He is currently the Speaker for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.

P. Dhanapal was born on 16 May 1951 in Karupur in Arunthathiyar Community. He obtained a master's degree and is married with two children.[1]

Dhanapal was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly as an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Sankagiri constituency in the 1977, 1980 and 1984 and 2001 elections.[2][3][4][5] In the 2011 and 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections he won from Rasipuram[6] and Avanashi constituencies, respectively.[7]