G. K. Vasan

Politician

1964 –

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Who is G. K. Vasan?

G. K. Vasan is the Union Cabinet Minister of Shipping in the Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament representing the Indian National Congress from Tamil Nadu.

He was educated at the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, and graduated from the New College. He is the son of a veteran Congress leader, G. K. Moopanar, who later formed his own political party, the Tamil Maanila Congress. The TMC elected Vasan as its leader after the death of his father, later he merged the TMC with the Indian National Congress. The Congress President Sonia Gandhi appointed him as the Secretary of the Party. In November 2003, G. K. Vasan was appointed as President of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee.

Vasan has held the following positions:

⁕May 2009 onwards : Union Minister of Shipping, Government of India

⁕March 2009 - May 2009: Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment

⁕April 2008 : Re-elected to the Rajya Sabha

⁕January 2006 - May 2009 : Union Minister of State for Statistics & Programme Implementation

⁕October 2004 - January 2006 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development

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Born
Dec 28, 1964
Tamil Nadu
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • M. C. C. Higher Secondary School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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