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Indian government official

Palaniappan Chidambaram, Indian government official. Trustee Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.


Chidambaram, Palaniappan was born on September 16, 1945 in Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu, India.


Bachelor of Science, Madras University, Chennai. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University.


Member All India Congress Committee, 1972. President Youth Congress, Tamil Nadu, 1973—1976. General secretary Pradesh Congress Committee, 1976—1977.

Member Lok Sabha (Indian Parliament), since 1984. Joint secretary All India Congress Committee, 1985. Deputy minister commerce Indian Government, 1985, deputy minister personnel, administrative reforms, training public grievances and pensions, 1985—1986, minister personnel, public grievances and pensions, 1986—1989, minister home affairs, 1986—1989, minister commerce, 1991—1992, 1995—1996, minister finance, 1996—1998, 2004—2008, minister home affairs, since 2008.

Member Indian Delegation to Mauritius, 1986. Leader Indian Delegation to Sri Lanka, 1986. Member Congress Delegation to The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1986.

Chairman board governor Asian Development Bank, since 2005.


Trustee Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.


Married Nalini Chidambaram, 1968. 1 child Karti Palaniappan.

Nalini Chidambaram

Karti Palaniappan Chidambaram