P. Chidambaram Height, Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

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Palaniappan Chidambaram (born 16 September 1945)[1] : He is an Indian politician and former lawyer.  Currently he is also serving as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha[2] and formerly served as the Union Minister of Finance of India.

He was the Finance Minister starting in May 2004 through 2014 in UPA government. When Pranab Mukherjee become Prisident of India then Chidambaram become a Finance Minister and succeed Pranab Mukherjee in July 2012.

Full NamePalaniappan Chidambaram
Famous forFormer Finance Minister of India from 2004-2014
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 76 kg
in pounds– 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack & White
Political Party• Indian National Congress (INC) (1972-1996)
Indian National Congress
• Tamil Maanila Congress (1996-2001)
Tamil Maanila Congress Flag
• Congress Jananayaka Peravai (2001-2004)
Congress Jananayaka Peravai Flag
• Indian National Congress (INC) (2004-Present)
Indian National Congress Flag
Political Journey • He Joined Indian National Congress (INC) in 1972
• Become member of All India Congress Committee (AICC) in 1972
• He Become President of Youth Congress of Tamil Nadu from 1973 to 1976
• He Become General Secretary of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) of Tamil Nadu from 1976 to 1977
• He won his first Lok Sabha Election from the Sivganga Constituency in 1984
• He Appointed as Joint Secretary of the AICC
• He Appointed as Union Deputy Minister of Commerce by Rajiv Gandhi PM of India on 21 September 1985
• He elected as Union Minister of State for Commerce (Independent Charge) from June 1991 to July 1992
• Again he reappointed as the Minister of State for Commerce (Independent Charge) from February 1995 to April 1996
• He left Congress in 1996 to join the Tamil Manila Congress
• He Appointed as the Finance Minister in 1996
• He Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004
• He Appointed as the Cabinet Minister for Finance in Manmohan Singh Government
• Again he appointed as the Union Minister of Finance after Pranab Mukherjee become President of India in 2012
• Elected in the Rajya Sabha in 2016
• In 2016, Chidambaram and his son Karti have been dogged with allegations of corruption, misuse of position, insider trading and money laundering
• On 20th August 2019, Delhi High Court dismissed both anticipatory bail pleas of Chidambaram in connection with INX Media case.
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Best Administrator in India Award by the K. Karunakaran Foundation in 2012
• Business Reformer of the Year Award by ET Awards in September 2013
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 September 1945
Age (as in 2019)74 Years
BirthplaceKanadukathan, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureP. Chidambaram Signature
HometownKanadukathan, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu
School • St. Thomas Convent, Chennai
• Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, Chetpet, Chennai
• Loyola College, Chennai
College/University • Presidency College, Chennai
• Madras Law College (renamed as Dr Ambedkar Government Law College), Chennai
• Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, USA
Educational Qualification(s) • BSc in Statistics from the Presidency College Chennai in 1964
• LL.B. from Madras Law College Chennai in 1966
• MBA from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts, USA in 1968
CasteNagarathar (Also known as Chettiar)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address87/1-54 Motilal Street, Kandanur, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu
Present Address80, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Controversies • He resigned as Minister of State for Commerce in July 1992 after revealed that her wife was knowingly involved in investment in a company which was involved in share market scandal.
• On 6 April 2009, A journalist threw his shoe at Chidambaram when he was addressing a press conference on why the Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was given a clean chit in the 1984 Sikh Riots.
• He was heavily criticized after the 13 July 2011 Mumbai bombings.
• In 2013, Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani alleging him of money laundering of INR, 5000 Crores by working with NDTV through the Mauritius route back to India.
• In 21 Aug 2019, P. Chidambaram got CBI Arrest.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
GirlfriendNalini Kailasam
Marriage Date11 December 1968
Wife/SpouseNalini Chidambaram
P. Chidambaram's Wife Nalini Chidambaram
ChildrenSonKarti Chidambaram (Politician & Businessman)
P. Chidambaram With His Son Karti Chidambaram
Daughter– None
ParentsFather– Palaniappa Chettiar
Mother– Lakshmi Achi
SiblingsBrother– 2
• P. Lakshmanan (Elder; Industrialist)
• P. Annamalai (Deceased)

Sister– Uma Narayanan (Businesswoman)
Style Quotient
Car Collection • Honda City (2015 Model)
• Skoda Octavia (2010 Model)
Assets/Properties (as in 2016)Movable: INR 42.95 Crores

Cash: INR 3.5 Lacs
Bank Deposits: INR 22.43 Crores
Bonds & Shares: INR 10.44 Crores
Jewellery: 32 gm Gold worth INR 87,000 and 3.21 Carat Diamonds worth INR 9.12 Lacs

Immovable: INR 4.25 Crores

Agricultural Land in Athuru Village, Karnataka worth INR 1.93 Crores
Agricultural Land in Habbale Village, Karnataka worth INR 2.31 Crores
Money Factor
Salary (As Member of Rajya Sabha)INR 1 Lac per month + Additional Allowances
Net Worth (approx.)INR 106.75 Crores (as in 2018)

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