V. R. Nedunchezhiyan

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V. R. Nedunchezhiyan
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
In office
24 december 1987 - 07 january 1988
Preceded by M. G. Ramachandran
Succeeded by Janaki Ramachandran
In office
3 february 1969 - 10 february 1969
Preceded by C.N. Annadurai
Succeeded by Karunanidhi
Personal details
Born 11 July 1920
Tanjore district,
Madras Presidency,
British India
Died January 12, 2000(2000-01-12) (aged 79)
Tamil Nadu,
Political party AIADMK, DMK
Spouse(s) Visalakshi
Religion Hinduism

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.