N. V. Natarajan

N. V. Natarajan was an Indian politician of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. He was a founding member of the DMK. He served as the Minister of Labour and Backward Classes in the Tamil Nadu government during 1969-75.[1]

N. V. Natarajan
Tamil Nadu Minister of Labour and Backward Classes
In office
First MinisterM. Karunanidhi
Organisation Secretary of DMK
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byP. U. Shanmugam
Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council
In office
Personal details
Born(1912-11-12)12 November 1912
Tamil Nadu, India
Died3 August 1975(1975-08-03) (aged 62)


N. V. Natarajan was born on 12 November 1912 in a famous Tuluva Vellala merchant family of Madras. Initially he was a member of Indian National Congress. During 1938-46 he was a member of the Justice Party (later renamed as Dravidar Kazhagam). In 1949, he along with C. N. Annadurai, K. A. Mathiazhagan, E. V. K. Sampath and V. R. Nedunchezhiyan split from the Dravidar Kazhagam and formed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He was the party's organisational secretary from 1960 until his death. He unsuccessfully contested the 1957 and 1962 assembly elections from the Basin Bridge constituency. In 1964, he was nominated to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council. He was the minister for Labour and Backward Classes in the M. Karunanidhi cabinet during 1969-75. He died on 3 August 1975.[1][2][3][4] His son N. V. N. Somu later became a member of Parliament as a DMK candidate.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Proceedings of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
  2. ^ 1962 Madras State Election Results, Election Commission of India
  3. ^ 1957 Madras State Election Results, Election Commission of India
  4. ^ Sachi Sri Kantha (16 September 2009). "Anna in the dock (1953)". Anna's Birth Centennial Anthology Part 3. Sangam.org. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
  5. ^ Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament XI LOK SABHA
  6. ^ A softspoken trade union leader