Anbumani Ramadoss Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 55 Years
Wife: Sowmiya Anbumani
Hometown: Puducherry

Anbumani Ramadoss

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyPattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) (1989-present)
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) flag
Political Journey• 1989- Youth Wing president of PMK party
• 2004- Member of the Rajya Sabha on a ticket of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), then an ally of the UPA
• 2004- Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in Manmohan Singh‘s government
• 2014- Member of Lok Sabha from the Dharmapuri constituency on a ticket of the PMK, then an ally of the NDA
• 2019- Elected as a Member of Parliament in the biennial elections of the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu
• 2022- President of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) party
Awards & Honours• 14 July 2006 - American Cancer Society's "Luther L Terry Award" for his efforts in international tobacco control at the Washington Convention Centre Ballroom in the United States
• August 2007 - Rotary International Polio Eradication Champion award
Anbumani Ramadoss receiving the Rotary International Polio Eradication Champion award
• 20 July 2007 - WHO Director-General’s Special Award for Tobacco Control by the Regional Director, Dr. Samlee Plianbangchang
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 October 1968 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 55 Years
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureAnbumani Ramdoss signature
School• Montfort Boys Higher Secondary School, Yercaud
• St. Ann’s Higher Secondary School, Tindivanam
College/UniversityMadras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Educational QualificationBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Anbumani Ramadoss at Tirupati Balaji temple
CasteVanniyar community
Address10, Thilak Street, T Nagar, Chennai-600017, Tamil Nadu
Controversies• Unusual dismissal of AIIMS director
Anbumani Ramadoss, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, fired Dr. P. Venugopal, the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a leading cardiologist in the nation, in 2006. He claimed that Dr P. Venugopal had disregarded the government employee code of conduct. Even before the government-appointed commission had a chance to investigate and make a decision, Dr. P. Venugopal was dismissed. [1]India Today

• Arrest for hate speech
Anbumani Ramadoss was taken into custody in Chennai by the Kancheepuram police in May 2013 regarding a previous incident. In 2012, a hate speech case was filed against him, for which he was later charged. Ten Dalit homes in Marakannam are said to have been set on fire by the PMK cadre on 25 April 2012. However, PMK denied these claims. Following the arrest of their leader in 2013, PMK workers damaged over 100 government buses and set at least three of them on fire. [2]NDTV

• Accused of propagating hatred between castes
Anbumani Ramadoss was accused of trying to incite people based on caste in 2014. During their 2014 Lok Sabha campaigning throughout the Dharmapuri constituency, Anbumani and his allies handed out CDs. These CDs served as a reminder of the Marakkanam violence against the Vanniyar community as well as the controversial intercaste marriage of a Vanniyar girl and a Dalit youth. A case under IPC sections that is related to offences like inciting hatred between various groups, making statements that encourage mischief in public, and breaking the Model Code of Conduct, was filed against Ramadoss. [3]The Economic Times

• Corruption case
Anbumani Ramadoss and four other individuals were charged in 2014 with violating their position of authority and favouring Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) by extending admissions to the MBBS programme for the academic year 2008–09. He was involved in a similar case in 2012 when he approved admissions to the Index Medical College and Research Centre (IMCHRC), Indore, despite the institution's lack of faculty and clinical resources. [4]The Economic Times

• Arrested for Violent Protests
Anbumani Ramadoss and his supporters were taken into custody by the police in July 2023 following a violent protest in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, where some PMK party members were alleged of throwing stones at the officers. In an address, Ramadoss urged the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) to cease purchasing farmer's land in order to advance their mining activities. [5]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Year1991
Wife/SpouseSowmiya Anbumani (managing director of ‘Makkal TV’ and an environmental activist)
Anbumani Ramadoss with Sowmiya Anbumani
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 3
• Samyuktha Ramadoss
• Sanjuthra Ramadoss
• Sangamithra Ramadoss
Anbumani Ramadoss with Sowmiya Anbumani (second from left) and his daughters
ParentsFather- S. Ramadoss (politician and the founder of the Pattali Makkal Katchi party)
Anbumani Ramadoss with his father
Mother- R. Saraswathi
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable assets
Cash: Rs. 1,82,000
Bank deposits: Rs. 2,12,20,684
Shares: Rs. 5,39,62,228

Immovable assets
Agricultural land: Rs. 5,77,76,579
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 16,59,80,440
Commercial Buildings: Rs. 30,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 70,00,000

Note: The given estimates are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [6]My Neta

Anbumani Ramadoss at COP28 UAE

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anbumani Ramadoss

  • Anbumani Ramadoss took an “Introductory Macroeconomics” course at the London School of Economics (L.S.E.) in 2003.
  • After his graduation, he worked as a doctor in a government hospital in the small village of Nallalamm, which is close to Tindivanam. After working as a medical practitioner for a year and a half, he resigned.
  • Under the direction of Anbumani Ramdoss, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was founded in 2005 as a sub-mission of the National Health Mission (NHM). Its goal was to increase people’s access to and availability of high-quality healthcare, particularly for the poor, women, children, and those living in rural areas.

    Anbumani Ramadoss as the Union minister for Health & Family Welfare alongside Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

    Anbumani Ramadoss as the Union minister for Health & Family Welfare alongside Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • The head of the International Advisory Panel (IAP), Jeffrey Sachs, praised the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and suggested that governments and UN agencies consider implementing the NRHM in other countries, particularly underdeveloped ones in Africa. [7]The Economic Times
  • He has served as a member of various Lok Sabha committees such as Member of Standing Committee on Rural Development, Member of Consultative Committee, and Member of Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House.
  • In 2016, he contested the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election from the Pennagaram constituency. He was named the PMK’s nominee for chief minister. However, Inbasekaran P.N.P. of the DMK party defeated him in the election.
  • In 2019, he contested the Lok Sabha election from the Dharmapuri constituency on a ticket of the PMK but lost by a margin of 70,753 votes.
  • Anbumani Ramadoss became the youngest minister to be appointed to Manmohan Singh‘s cabinet in 2004.
  • He founded a number of organisations, including the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (2006), the Department of Health Research (2007), the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (2008), and the Public Health Foundation of India (2006).
  • During his tenure as the Union Health Minister, Ramadoss brought the first-ever national alcohol policy in India, he also suggested that 2 October, Gandhi Jayanti, be observed as a “Dry Day.” [8]The Indian Express
  • He implemented the law prohibiting smoking in public areas in 2008. [9]The Economic Times
  • Anbumani Ramadoss had the lowest parliamentary attendance rate in 2019. He didn’t ask any questions and only took part in two debates.
  • According to Anbumani Ramadoss and the Vanniyar Sangam, the movie “Jai Bhim” disregarded the Vanniyar community in 2021. He alleged that the majority of the characters’ names were kept the same but the sub-inspector’s name was changed from Anthony Swami to Guru Murthy. Individuals from the Vanniyar community are represented by the name Guru. [10]YouTube – The News Minute
  • The 108 Ambulance Service helpline was introduced while he served as the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
  • He serves as the President of the Tamil Nadu Badminton Association.
  • He is the founder of Makkal TV, a Tamil-language TV channel. It was launched on 6 September 2006.
  • “Pasumai Thaayagam” is an NGO led by Anbumani Ramadoss. Ecologically sustainable development and environmental preservation are its two main goals. Special consultative status with the UN was granted to it in 2005. Using the Pasumai Thayagam Foundation, Anbumani represented Sri Lankan Tamils’ concerns before the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) in 2015. [11]Ilankai Tamil Sangam