Saidai Duraisamy

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Saidai Duraisamy
Chennai Sister City Mayor Julian Castro met with Chennai Corporation Mayor Saidai Duraiswami in Chennai (cropped).jpg
Mayor of Chennai (office suspended due to post-poned local body elections)
In office
25 October 2011 – 31 November 2016
Preceded by M. Subramaniam
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
1984–1989
Preceded by D. Purushothaman
Succeeded by R. S. Sridhar
Constituency Saidapet
Personal details
Born (1952-02-16) 16 February 1952 (age 66)
Karur, Madras State, India
Political party AIADMK
Spouse(s) Mallika Duraisamy
Children 1

Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy (born 16 February 1952) is an Indian politician and, as of 2011, was a former Mayor of the Corporation of Chennai. He is the first All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate to become the Mayor of Chennai. He is the also the founder and Chairman of Manidhaneyam, 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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Saidai Duraisamy is Chennai Mayor". The Hindu. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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