Thursday, January 1, 2015

Munu Adhi: Former Speaker Tamilnadu Assembly and 4 times MLA

Munu Adhi (Born 4 September 1926, Died 21 June 2005) born at Tambaram near Chennai - Tamilnadu. 

Mr Munu Adhi started his political career as a member of the Socialist Party in 1945. He joined the DMK in 1953 and was elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly for four consecutive terms, in 1962, 1965, 1971 and 1977. 

Having begun his political career with the DMK, the four-time Member of the Legislative Assembly, switched his loyalty to the AIADMK in 1972 when M G Ramachandran founded the party, after breaking away from the DMK. 

For the fourth time, he was elected to the state Assembly in 1977 when the AIADMK, headed by MGR, came to power for the first time and Munu Adhi was made the Speaker of the Assembly. He held that post till 1980.

He continued his loyalty with the AIADMK till 1996 after which he sided with S Thirunavukkarasu, a former AIADMK minister, who floated his own party which subsequently merged with the BJP. 

The Adhi College of Engineering & Technology was established in the year 2008 on the name of former MLA and Speaker Mr. Adhi. The college is founded by the Chandra Munu Adhi Foundation. 

Political career:

1962 MLA Saidapet Constituency Tamilnadu Assembly

1967 MLA Thirupur Constituency Tamilnadu Assembly

1967 Tambaram Municipal Chairman

1971 MLA Thirupur Constituency Tamilnadu Assembly

1977 MLA Tambaram Constituency Tamilnadu Assembly

1977 to 1980 Speaker Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly

1981 to 1988 Chairman Tamilnadu Agricultural High Level Committee

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