Shri P. Chidambaram, MP
[ Indian National Congress-Tamil Nadu ]

Father's Name : Shri Palaniappan
Mother's Name : Smt Lakshmi Achi
Date of Birth : 1945-09-16
Place of Birth : Kanadukathan, Distt. Sivaganga ( Tamil Nadu )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Nalini Chidambaram
Children : No.of Sons:1 No.of Daughters:0
Educational Qualifications : B.Sc., B.L., M.B.A. Educated at Madras University, Chennai , Tamil Nadu and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts (U.S.A.)
Profession : Advocate
Permanent Address : 16, Pycrofts Garden Road, Chennai - 600 006 Tamil Nadu ,Tel./Fax (044) 28279025
Present Address : 19, Safdarjung Road,New Delhi - 110 011,Tels. (011) 23092462, 23094686, 23093750 (O) ,23792222(R) Fax. (011) 23094221, 23092309 (O)
Email Address : Not Available
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)( 1972)President, Youth Congress, Tamil Nadu ( 1973-76)General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee(P.C.C.), Tamil Nadu ( 1976-77)Elected to 8th Lok Sabha( 1984)Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira)[A.I.C.C. (I)]( 1985)Union Deputy Minister, Commerce( September 1985)Union Deputy Minister, Personnel, Administrative Reforms, Training Public Grievances and Pensions( 1985-86)Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions( 1986-89)Union Minister of State, Home Affairs (Internal Security)( 1986-89)Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 1989)Member, Committee to review Lok Sabha SecretariatRules, 1955( 1990)Member, Consultative Committee constituted under the Punjab State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1987Member, Public Accounts Committee( 1990-91)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of FinanceRe-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( 1991)Union Minister of State, Commerce(Independent Charge)( 1991-1992 and 1995-96)Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)( 1996)Union Cabinet Minister, Finance (with additional charge ofLaw, Justice and Company Affairs, June 1996 andheld charge of Company Affairs till April 1997)( 1996-98)Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)( 1998)Member, Committee of Privileges( 1998-99)Member, Committee on FinanceMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry ofExternal AffairsRe-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term)( 2004)Union Cabinet Minister, Finance( 23 May 2004 - 30 Nov 2008)Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs( 1 Dec.2008-2009)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)( 2009)Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs( 23 May 2009 onwards)
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Trustee, (i) Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and (ii) Ilakkiya Chintanai, (Literary Association), Chennai
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Badminton, Chess, Tennis Member, (i) Kodaikanal Club and (ii) Gymkhana Club, Delhi
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled
Other Information :  
Delivered lectures in many Universities in India and abroad