M. K. Stalin

Indian Politician
Born Mar 1, 1953

Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin is an Indian politician and former actor, better known as M. K. Stalin. He is the third son of famous politician of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi, and was born to his second wife, Mrs. Dayalu Ammal and was named after Joseph Stalin. Stalin completed his graduation in history from Nandanam Arts College, Chennai in University of Madras.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of M. K. Stalin.


1953 Birth M. K. Stalin was born in Madras, now Chennai, on 1 March 1953. … Read More


1967 14 Years Old His political career began when, as a 14 year old, he campaigned in the 1967 elections.


1973 20 Years Old In 1973, Stalin was elected to the General committee of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). … Read More


1989 36 Years Old Stalin was an MLA in 1989 and 1996 when his father Karunanidhi was the Chief Minister but he was not inducted into the Cabinet.


…  He was Mayor of Chennai from 1996 to 2002. … Read More
2001 48 Years Old Stalin was reelected Mayor in 2001, however, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa enacted the Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2002, a law that prevents a person from holding two elected posts in the government. … Read More


2006 53 Years Old Stalin became the Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration in the Government of Tamil Nadu after the 2006 Assembly elections.
2009 56 Years Old On 29 May 2009, Stalin was nominated as Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala.


2013 60 Years Old Stalin serves as the Treasurer and the Youth Wing President of the DMK. On 3 January 2013, M.K. Karunanidhi named him as his heir apparent, thus ending a long time confusion about who would take over the party reins after Karunanidhi's death.
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