Dayanidhi Maran Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Priya Dayanidhi Maran
Net Worth: Rs. 11.67 Crore
Age: 52 Years

Dayanidhi Maran

Full NameDayanidhi Murasoli Maran
Political PartyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Dayanidhi Maran is the member of DMK
Political Journey• In the 2004 Lok Sabha Election, he was elected to the parliament from Chennai Central constituency.
• He resigned from the post of the union cabinet minister on the moral grounds due to Dinakaran attack case controversy in 2007.
• On 26 May 2006, he was appointed as Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology in the UPA government.
• In the 2009 Lok Sabha Election, he was re-elected to the parliament from the same constituency and was the Union Textile Minister from 2009 to 2011.
• In the 2014 Lok Sabha Election, Maran lost the election to AIADMK's S. R. Vijayakumar.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he won against his rival, Sam Paul of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) by a margin of 3 lakh votes from the Chennai Central Constituency.
Biggest RivalS. R. Vijayakumar (AIADMK)
S. R. Vijayakumar (AIADMK) opponent of Dayanidhi Maran
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 December 1966
Age (as in 2018) 52 Years
BirthplaceMadras, Madras State (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownChennai, India
SchoolDon Bosco, Egmore, Chennai
College/UniversityLoyola College, University of Madras, Chennai
Harvard Business School (USA)
Educational QualificationB.A. (Economics) from Loyola College, Madras University in 1989
CasteIsai Vellalar
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressNo.4/4, Second Avenue, Boat Club Road, R.A.Puram, Mandaveli, Chennai-600 028
HobbiesPlaying and Watching Golf, Cricket and Tennis
ControversyIn 2018, Madras High Court charged him and his brother, Kalanithi Maran, for BSNL illegal telephone exchange case. He has been accused of setting up an illegal telephone exchange at his residence in Chennai when he was Telecom Minister of India in 2004-06, making a loss of ₹1.78 crore to the government.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear- 1994
Wife/SpousePriya Dayanidhi Maran
ChildrenSon- Karan Dayanidhi Maran
Daughter- Divya Dayanidhi Maran
Dayanidhi Maran with his wife, children and Karunanidhi
ParentsFather- Murasoli Maran (Politician)
Murasoli Maran, Dayanidhi Maran's father
Mother- Mallika Maran
SiblingsBrother- Kalanithi Maran (Businessman)
Dayanidhi Maran with his brother
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FM Radio StationSuryan FM 93.5
Favourite Politician M. Karunanidhi
Style Quotient
CarToyota Fortuner (Model 2014)
Assets/PropertiesBank Deposits: Rs. 6.57 Crore
Bonds & Shares: Rs. 1.60 Crore
Jewellery: 42 gm Gold jewellery worth Rs. 6.28 Lakh
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 11.67 Crore (as in 2019)

Dayanidhi Maran

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dayanidhi Maran

  • Does Dayanidhi Maran smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Dayanidhi Maran drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He is the grand-nephew of former CM of Tamil Nadu and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi.
  • His father, Murasoli Maran, was the Central Industrial Minister from 1996 to 1998 and from 1998 to 2002.
  • His brother, Kalanithi Maran, is the founder of Sun Group and a billionaire.
  • When he was the union minister under the Manmohan Singh government, he brought a large amount of Foreign Direct Investments into Communication and Information Technology Sector.
  • When he was a union minister, he introduced “One Rupee One India” plan across the country, enabling calls across the country at the rate of ₹1 per minute.