Tamilaruvi Manian

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Tamilaruvi Manian
Born Deivasigamani
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Presidency College, Chennai (B.Sc.)
Madras University (M.A.)
Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai (B.L.)
Occupation Lawyer, Social activist

Tamilaruvi Manian (Tamil: தமிழருவி மணியன்) is a politician from Tamil Nadu.[1] He is a writer and a well known speaker in Tamil. Because of his oratory skills the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Kamaraj gave him the name Tamilaruvi.

Political career[edit]

Tamilaruvi Manian began his political career as a congressman in 1966. After the Indian National Congress party split, he joined the Indian National Congress (Organisation). For some years, he served in political parties like Janata Party, Janata Dal, and Lok Shakti. He then joined the Tamil Maanila Congress(TMC). After the merger of TMC with Congress, he continued his career in Congress. He served in politics for over 40 years. He resigned from the post of General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) on 23 February 2009 because of the party's position on the Eelam Tamil issue.[2] He founded the Gandhiya Arasiyal Iyakkam on 2 October 2009 which was later renamed the Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam.[3] In 2014, he converted his organisation into a political party GMI).[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/will-nda-support-aiadmk-in-nilgiris-114041101311_1.html
  2. ^ "DMK govt snubs Thamizharuvi Manian". New Indian Express. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. ^ R. Keerthana (2012-05-01). "Cities / Chennai : Engaging youth in social reformation". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  4. ^ "GMK extends support to BJP". The Hindu. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.