Valampuri John

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Valampuri John
Born D.C.John
Uvari, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Died 8 May 2005(2005-05-08) (aged 59)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Valampuri John was a Tamil writer, orator and former Rajya Sabha member of India

He was Born in Uvari village in Tirunelveli district, he started his career as an advocate and activist of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Later, he joined the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). He also associated himself with the erstwhile Tamil Maanila Congress founded by the late G.K. Moopanar in 1996. He had authored several books on different subjects including literature, politics and Siddha medicine. He edited "Thaai", a Tamil periodical, launched by the late Chief Minister, M. G. Ramachandran. In 1992 he completed his dissertation "Prof.Ruthnaswamy - A Parliamentarian" to Pachaiyappa's College in for the master's degree in History

He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1974 and 1984. He became a member of the then Legislative Council in 1983.

He was survived by his wife, four daughters and son.

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