Dayanidhi Maran

Dayanidhi Maran

Constituency: Chennai Central

Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Father's Name: Late Shri Murasoli Maran

Mother's Name: Smt. Mallika Maran

Birth Place: Kumbakonam, Distt. Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

Spouse Name: Smt. Priya Dayanidhi Maran



State Name: Tamil Nadu

Permanent Address: No. 4, Second Avenue, Boat Club Road, R.A. Puram,Chennai - 600 028, Tamil NaduTel : (044) 24371515, Fax : (044) 24371616

Present Address: 100, Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Road,New DelhiTel: (011) 24621882,

Email Id: dmaranoffice[at]gmail[dot]com dmaran[dot]office[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

Education Qualifications: B.A. (Economics) Educated at Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Countries Visited: Widely travelled

Positions Held:

OTHER INFO: As Minister of Communications and Information Technology, was instrumental in catalyzing a large amount of Foreign Direct Investments into Communication and Information Technology Sector of the country and persuaded many multinational telecom companies including Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Flextronics and Dell to set up units in the country; introduced `One Rupee One India` Plan across the country and rolled back, and achieved, the target of 250 million (against 75 million in May, 2004) telephone connections from Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2010; and participated in various Business and Management Programmes; and also attended Owner/President Management Programme, Harvard University, USA