Saidai Duraisamy

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Saidai S. Duraisamy
Chennai Sister City Mayor Julian Castro met with Chennai Corporation Mayor Saidai Duraiswami in Chennai (cropped).jpg
40th Mayor of Chennai
In office
25 October 2011 – 31 November 2016
Preceded byM. Subramaniam
Succeeded by vacant
Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byD. Purushothaman
Succeeded byR. S. Sridhar
Personal details
Born (1952-02-16) 16 February 1952 (age 67)
Karur, Madras State (now in Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Political partyAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy (born 16 February 1952) is an Indian politician and, as of 2011, was a former and 40th Mayor of the Corporation of Chennai. He is the first All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate to become the Mayor of Chennai from 25 October 2011 to 31 November 2016. He is the also the founder and Chairman of Manidhaneyam IAS academy, a free coaching academy for the aspirants of the Civil Services Examination, in Tamil Nadu.[1]

Duraisamy was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1984 from Saidapet.[citation needed] He stayed away from politics after the demise of M. G. Ramachandran.[citation needed]. He contested the 2011 assembly elections as a candidate for the AIADMK from the Kolathur constituency, which he lost.[2] He contested the mayoral election of Chennai corporation, and became the first AIADMK mayor of the city, in October 2011, winning the election by a margin of over 5.19 lakh votes. He took the oath of office on 25 October.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Registration for Manidha Neyam's free TNPSC classes opens today". Deccan Chronicle. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  2. ^ "The Hindu States". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Corporation Result:Detailed". Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  4. ^ "MR Saidai Duraisamy is Chennai Mayor". The Hindu. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.

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