V. R. Nedunchezhiyan

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V. R. Nedunchezhiyan
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
In office
17 June 1994 - 12 December 1994
Preceded by M. G. Ramachandran
Succeeded by Janaki Ramachandran
Personal details
Born 11 July 1920
Died 12 January 2000
Political party AIADMKDMK
Religion HINDUIM

V.R. Nedunchezhiyan (11 July 1920 – 12 January 2000) was a former finance minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was also the acting chief minister of Tamil Nadu in two tenures (3 February 1969 – 10 February 1969 and 24 December 1987 – 7 January 1988).

He was born at Thirukkannapuram and was initiated into politics during his days at Annamalai University.[1] He joined the Dravidar Kazhagam party in 1944, but, along with C. N. Annadurai, moved away to form the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in 1949.[1]

He died of heart failure in hospital on 12 January 2000. He was survived by his wife, Visalakshi, and a son.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Nedunchezhiyan dies of heart failure". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 March 2013.