P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan

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Dr

P.T.R. Palanivel Rajan
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Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
In office
1996–2001
Preceded byR. Muthiah
Succeeded byK. Kalimuthu
ConstituencyMadurai West
Tamil Nadu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
In office
2006–2006
ConstituencyMadurai Central
Personal details
Born(1932-02-27)27 February 1932
Theni, Madras Presidency, British India
Died20 May 2006(2006-05-20) (aged 74)
Madurai
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)Rukmini
ChildrenPalanivel Thiagarajan
ParentsP. T. Rajan (father)

Ponnambala Thyaga Rajan Palanivel Rajan (27 February 1932 – 20 May 2006) was an Indian politician.[1]

Born into an aristocratic landlord family in Uthamapalayam. He did his schooling from Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka. He graduated in Political Science from Madras Christian College and then studied Law at Madras Law College. He was a practising lawyer before entering politics in 1967 when he joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

Rajan was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Theni in 1967 and was re-elected in 1971. He was elected in 1996 from the Madurai West Constituency. In 2001 he was defeated by 708 votes after M. K. Alagiri worked against him and other DMK candidates.[2][3] He was earlier elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council.

Rajan was Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 1996 to 2001.[4] He was elected from Madurai Central and was the Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments in the Government of Tamil Nadu at the time of his death on 20 May 2006 at the age of 74. Madurai Kamaraj University conferred the Doctor of Law on him (Honoris Causa) in 1997.[5][6]

His father P. T. Rajan was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. His son, Palanivel Thiaga Rajan is currently the MLA for Madurai Central Constituency in the 15th Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madurai mourns its colossal loss". The Hindu. 21 May 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Alagiri's roller-coaster ride". The Hindu. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Alagiri derails DMK's dream trip in TN!". Daily Pioneer. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Speakers of Tamil Nadu since 1952". assembly.tn.gov.in. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  5. ^ "18th canal to be named after Palanivel Rajan". The Hindu. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Man with 'tilak' in a rationalist party". OneIndia. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2016.