Sunday, October 3, 2010

D.Sudarsanam: Tamil Politician, 4 times MLA

D. Sudarsanam Born on April 6, 1943 in Panruti, Sriperambur taluq, Kanchipuram district was an Tamilnadu politician and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu.

He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from Poonamallee constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate in 1991 election, and as a Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) candidate in 1996 election.

He supported G. K. Moopanar when he split from Indian National Congress to form Tamil Maanila Congress. He was made the Treasurer of the party. He was elected from Tiruvallur constituency as a Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) candidate in 2001 election. He remained with TMC till its merger with Congress.

He was elected as an Indian National Congress candidate in 2006 election. He served as the Leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) after the 2006 election.
He died of multiple organ failure in a hospital in Coimbatore on 26 June 2010. He became ill and was admitted to the hospital while attending the 2010 world Tamil conference. He is survived by one daughter and three sons. His wife Prema died ten years ago.

He established Dharma Naidu Educational & Charitable Trust on his father's name and started S.A. Engineering College in Chennai in the year 1988.
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