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Dayalu Ammal (M. Karunanidhi’s Wife) Age, Family, Children, Biography & More

Dayalu Ammal

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Bio/Wiki
Real Name Dayalu Ammal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Famous ForBeing the 2nd Wife of M. Karunanidhi
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1936
Age (as in 2018)86 Years
BirthplaceTamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
HometownTamil Nadu, India
ReligionHinduism
CasteNot Known
Food HabitVegetarian
AddressNo. 15, 4th Street, Gopalapuram, Chennai
Dayalu Ammal's house in Gopalapuram, Chennai
HobbiesCooking
ControversyIn 2015, Dayalu, along with 18 others including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, faced a trial in the case in which Enforcement Directorate (ED) has alleged that ₹200 crore illegal gratification was routed to Kalaignar TV through an indirect way by promoters of Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL). Her doctor told a special CBI court that she couldn't be part of money laundering case related to the 2G case as she has been suffering from Alzheimer's and other diseases for so many years. On 21 December 2017, a special court of CBI acquitted Dayalu along with 18 other people of the charge of money laundering.
The 2G case
Boys, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear 1948
Family
Husband/SpouseM. Karunanidhi (Politician, m. 1948-present)
Dayalu Ammal With Her Husband Karunanidhi
ChildrenSons- M. K. Alagiri (Politician), M.K Stalin (Politician), M. K. Tamilarasu (Producer)
Dayalu Ammal's Children (from left) - Selvi Geetha Kovilam, M. K. Tamilarasu, M. K. Alagiri, M. K. Stalin
M. K. Muthu (Step-son, with Padmavathy)
Dayalu Ammal's Step-son M. K. Muthu
Daughters- Selvi Geetha Kovilam, Kanimozhi (Step-daughter, with Rajathi, Politician)
Dayalu Ammal's Step-daughter Kanimozhi
Family TreeM Karunanidhi Family Tree
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesLands owned by Dayalu Ammal Trust at Madakulam Village in Madurai District, land owned by Dayalu Ammal in Tiruvallur District, 60% share in Kalignar TV, jewels worth ₹13 lakh
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹64 lakh/year (as in 2011)
Net Worth (approx.)₹15.34 crore (Movable, as in 2011)

Dayalu Ammal

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Dayalu Ammal

  • Dayalu got married in her teens to the widower, M. Karunanidhi, and learned some tough lessons about love and life at such an early age.

    Dayalu Ammal And M. Karunanidhi with Muhammad Ali And His Wife Veronica in 1980

    Dayalu Ammal And M. Karunanidhi with Muhammad Ali And His Wife Veronica in 1980

  • Her married went smoothly until Rajathi Ammal entered Karunanidhi’s life as a “partner” in the 1960s. Her marriage was on the rocks when Karunanidhi preferred to refer Rajathi Ammal as his daughter Kanimozhi’s mother.

    Dayalu Ammal's Husband With Rajathi Ammal and Kanimozhi

    Dayalu Ammal’s Husband With Rajathi Ammal and Kanimozhi

  • Though Karunanidhi secretly married Rajathi Ammal, the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, considers it as an illegal marriage and as an offence in the eyes of law to have more than one wife at a time.
  • In 2014, she was a prosecution witness in the 2G allocation scam case, where Kanimozhi was charged by CBI as a co-conspirator in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
  • Her son Statin took the baton from his father as his political successor after the 2016 assembly elections.

    Dayalu Ammal With Her Son M. K. Stalin

    Dayalu Ammal With Her Son M. K. Stalin

  • Since the mid-1980s, she has been suffering from Alzheimer’s,  Sjogren’s, Anemia, and other age-related diseases for many years.
  • Among her 4 children, M. K. Alagiri, is the closest to her heart.

    Dayalu Ammal With Her Son M. K. Alagiri

    Dayalu Ammal With Her Son M. K. Alagiri

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