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Dayanidhi Maran

Dayanidhi Maran


Dayanidhi Maran is a celebrated political person cum leader of Tamilnadu. He was one of the prominent members of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party. Dayanidhi Maran elected as an MP or Member of the Parliament from Tamilnadu twice and he represents the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK in the Parliament. Thiru Dayanidhi Maran has been elected in the 15th Lok Sabha by winning the Parliamentary Election of 2009. Thiru Dayanidhi Maran has been elected from the Chennai Central Lok Sabha Constituency. He is the son of former Union Minister Murasoli Maran and the grandnephew of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi. He is the younger brother of Indian billionaire Kalanidhi Maran, the founder, chairman and managing director of Sun Group.

Personal Life

Full Name Dayanidhi Maran
Date of Birth 05 Dec 1966 (Age 56)
Place of Birth Chennai, Tamilnadu
Party name Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
Education Graduate
Profession Politician, Business Person
Father's Name Murasoli Maran
Mother's Name Mallika Maran
Spouse's Name Priya Dayanidhi Maran
Spouse's Profession Company Executive
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address no.4/4, Second avenue, Boat club road, R.A.Puram,Mandaveli,chennai-600 028
Present address 3, First Avenue,Boad Club Road,R.A. Puram,Chennai - 600 028, Tamil Nadu
Contact number 044-24371515
Email dmaranoffice@gmail.com
Website NIL
Social Handles

Interesting Facts about Dayanidhi Maran

He attended the "Owner /President Management Programme" (OPM) from Harvard Business School (USA). Dayanidhi Maran likes to read Books and journals in the areas of Current Affairs, Political Science, Social Science, Commerce, Finance, Global Trade and Information Technology. He is known for his Sophisticated looks and Designer clothes. He was the youngest cabinet member.

Political Timeline of Dayanidhi Maran

  • 2014
    He Contested in elections from chennai Central constituency and lost to ADMK candidate S.R.Vijayakumar.
  • 2009
    He was re-elected to Loksabha from Central Chennai Constituency in Tamil Nadu as a DMK party candidate.
  • 2007
    His ministry set and achieved a target of 250 million connections in Dec 2007 to December 2010, against 75 million in May 2004. Also He resigned from the post following the family feud due to Dinakaran attack case.
  • 2004
    He Contested as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party candidate to the 14th Lok Sabha from Central Chennai Constituency in Chennai in the State of Tamil Nadu in Parliamentary Elections held in April – May 2004. During the 2004 elections, his winning margin was over 134,000 votes and he received 62% of the total votes polled.
  • 2003
    Dayanidhi Maran Entered politics after the death of his father Murasoli Maran.
  • May 2004
    He was appointed as Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 26 May 2004.

Dayanidhi Maran Early Life

  • Early 80's
    He had his schooling with Don Bosco, Egmore, Chennai. He received initial education in Tamil Nadu and graduated in Economics from Loyola College in Chennai. He also attended the "Owner /President Management Programme" (OPM) from Harvard Business School (USA).


GSMA Honours Indian Government for Achievements in Mobile Communications (13th February, 2007); Awarded Bharat Asmita Jana-Pratinidhi Shrestha Award by MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute Technology (MIT) School of Management, Pune for the best young exponent of Parliamentary Practices and promotion of Democracy on 3rd February, 2005; Received young global leader award at the maiden summit in SWITZERLAND (24th June, 2005); Was awarded Sigaram-15 Achiever Award in the field of Politics by India Today Group on 25th August, 2005.
He Contributed several editorials to Kungumam – a Tamil Weekly; and associated with print media and information technology for the last 13 years; During his tenure as IT and Telecommunication Minister the call rates of mobiles and landlines were drastically reduced which in-turn influenced the growth of subscriptions; His ministry introduced "One Rupee One India" plan across the country, which enabled calls across the country at a rate of 1 ₹ per minute.
Net Worth10.94 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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