Tha. Kiruttinan

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Pasumpon Thandavan Kiruttinan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Succeeded by Periasamy Thiagarajan
Constituency Sivaganga,
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
Constituency Tamil Nadu
Minister for Highways in Tamil Nadu
In office
Constituency Sivaganga (State Assembly Constituency)
Personal details
Born (1937-02-10)10 February 1937
Kombukkaranendal, Sivaganga, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 20 May 2003(2003-05-20) (aged 66)
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s) Padma
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence madurai

Pasumpon Tha Kiruttinan (10 October 1937 – 20 May 2003) was an Indian politician.

Kiruttinan was born on 10 October 1937 at Kombukkaranendal village, Tamil Nadu, in 1937.[1][2] He was educated at Raja Dorai Singam Memorial College in Sivaganga and at Pachaiyappa's College, Madras. An agriculturalist by occupation, Kiruttinan became involved in social work as the secretary of the Red Cross Society in his native village. He took a keen interest in serving the poor and otherwise disadvantaged and was arrested on several occasions in connection with various agitations in favour of the people of Tamil Nadu.

Kiruttinan was chairman of the Panchayat Union in Manamadurai from 1970 to 1976 and president of Theethanpettai village panchayat from 1970 to 1976.

Kiruttinan was elected to the Fourth Lok Sabha in March 1989 and to the Fifth Lok Sabha in April 1990, on voth occasions from the Sivanganga parliamentary constituency.[citation needed] Thereafter, in 1996, he was elected from Sivaganga state assembly constituency to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate.[3]

Kiruttinan was Minister of State Highways and Ports in the Government of Tamil Nadu from 1998 to 2001.

Pasumpon Tha Kiruttinan, was murdered on 20 May 2003. He was hacked to death near his K. K. Nagar residence on 20 May 2003. Several arrests were made and when the DMK came to power in Tamil Nadu in 2006, the case was transferred to Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh after the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sought intervention by the Supreme Court of India. The AIADMK said that a fair trial might not be possible in a Tamil Nadu court because the primary accused, M. K. Alagiri, was the son of Karunanidhi, by then the DMK Chief Minister. Alagiri and his co-accused were found not guilty in 2008 due to lack of evidence.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Members Bioprofile Kiruttinan". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1996 for the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 9. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Minister Kiruttinan murdered". The Hindu. 21 May 2003. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  5. ^ S., Sundar (25 July 2013). "Kiruttinan murder case: State to oppose acquittal of Alagiri". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-11-10.