P Chidambaram

Other names of P Chidambaram: Palaniappan Chidambaram

P Chidambaram was born on 16th September 1945 in Kanadukathan, Sivagangai district, Tamilnadu. His parents are Kandanur L.Ct.L. Palaniappa Chettiar and Lakshmi Achi. He has two brothers and a sister. Chidambaram's mother Lakshmi is the daughter of Sir Annamalai Chettiyar, the founder of Annamalai University. He is the one, who founded the United India Insurance Company Limited too. Annamalai Chettiyar’s brother Ramaswamy Chettiyar is the founder of Indian Bank and he co-founded some other leading banks too. Chidambaram did his schooling in Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School and the PUC in Loyola College, Chennai. He did his Statistics degree in Chennai Presidency College.

Chidambaram did his graduation in Law in Madras Law College. He also holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Chidambaram’s father had a lot of businesses including plantations, textiles and trading. However, PC stayed away from it and practiced law. Chidambaram is married to Nalini, who is the daughter of retired justice PS Kailasam and Soundara Kailasam, a popular poet. Nalini Chidambaram is an advocate, who practices in Madras High Court and the Supreme Court. The couple has a son, Karti Chidambaram, who is married to Srinidhi Rangarajan, a medical practitioner and a classical dancer. Chidambaram worked in Madras High Court and had offices in Madras and Delhi after becoming a senior lawyer in the year 1984. He had also practiced in Supreme Court.

P Chidambaram was the Tamilnadu Youth Congress President. In 1984, he contested in the Lok Sabha elections from Sivaganga constituency. He became the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Commerce in 1985 and also served in the Ministry of Personnel. In 1986, he was appointed in the Ministry of Home Affairs as Minister of State for Internal Security. In 1991, Chidambaram became the Commerce Minister during the reign of PV Narasimha Rao. In 1996, Chidambaram resigned from Congress Party and joined Tamil Maanila Congress.

In 1996, a coalition government was formed and PC was the Finance Minister. Although the government didn’t exist for long, the budget by Chidambaram is still a Dream Budget. In 2001, he quit Tamil Maanila Congress and formed a party, Congress Jananayaga Peravai. In 2004, Chidambaram merged his party with Congress and in the same year, after winning the election, Manmohan Singh made him the Finance Minister. In 2008, PC became the Home Minister, after Shivraj Patil, resigned his post. In 2014, P Chidambaram was elected as one of the 13 senior spokespeople of Congress.

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman, the Defense Minister Of India, was born on 18th August 1959 in Madurai. Her father is Narayanan Sitharaman, and his roots are in Musiri in Trichy. Narayanan Sitharaman was a railway employee. Nirmala’s mother Savitri is from Thiruvenkadu, Salem district. Nirmala developed the reading habits from her mother Savitri and discipline from her father. Nirmala is an MP of Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. She had been the National Spokesperson for Bharatiya Janata Party. Nirmala had been the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister under the Ministry of Finance. She had also worked as the Commerce and Industry Minister, before taking charge as the Defense Minister Of India. Nirmala did her under graduation in Economics in Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College in Trichy and her Master degree in Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. Nirmala is married to Parakala Prabhakar from Narsapuram, Andhra Pradesh, whom she met while doing her MA in Delhi. Their marriage took place in 1986 and they shifted their base to the UK. They returned to India in 1991. Nirmala and Prabhakar settled in Hyderabad. The couple has a daughter. Prabhakar’s family is the staunch Congress supporters and Nirmala joined BJP in 2008. Prabhakar had worked under “N Chandrababu Naidu,” the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, as a communications advisor. Nirmala is the first woman to hold the office of the Defense Minister after Indira Gandhi and is the first full-time Defense Minister. Besides being a politician, Nirmala Sitharaman worked as an Assistant Economist in the UK. She had been the senior manager in R&D and also worked in the BBC World Service. Nirmala is one of the founder-directors of Pranava School that works in Hyderabad.

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