Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name: Shri P. R. Athithan Date of Birth: 6 March 1953 Place of Birth: Kayamoli in Distt. Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) Marital Status: Married on 30 June 1977 Spouse's Name: Smt. D. Indira Devi Children: One son and two daughters Educational Qualifications :
M.A. B.L. Educated at St. Johns College, Palayamkottai, Loyola College and Madras Law College (Tamil Nadu) Profession :
Lawyer, Agriculturist and Businessman Permanent Address :
7-A, Lakshmi Narasingapuram Street, Palayamkottai (Tamil Nadu) Positions Held :
1984Elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) 1989Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth) 1990-91Member, Consultative Committee, Ministries of Finance and Labour and Food Processing Industries 1991Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) for the third time 1996Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the fourth time June 1996 onwardsMinister of State, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Ministry of Human Resource Development Special Interests :
Meeting people and solving their problems Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Social service Other Information :
Founder, Gandhian Study Circle in district Tirunelveli; propagated Gandhian thought; Elected Member, Animal Welfare Board on 24 August, 1990 and Founder, Federation for National Integration Election Result :
Tiruchendur Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate9,79,656 Total votes polled5,96,500 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri Dhanuskodi Athithan [T.M.C. (M)]3,17,943 (2) Shri S. Justin (I.N.C.)1,14,232 (3) Shri N.S. Chandra Bose (B.J.P.) 79,051 (4) Shri Anton Gomez (J.D.) 48,066