O. S. Manian

O. S. Manian is a member of the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Vedaranyam constituency. He is a staunch loyalist to AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa. He previously represented the Mayiladuturai (Lok Sabha constituency) of Tamil Nadu and is a member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party.[1]

Born (1954-04-29) 29 April 1954 (age 68)[1]
Oradiyampulam, Thalainayar Town Panchayath, Nagapattinam, (Tamil Nadu)[1]
EducationP.U.C. (Class XII)[1]
Alma materKhadir Mohideen College, Adirampattinam, Tamil Nadu[1]
OccupationPolitician & Agriculturist
Years active1995 - date
Political partyAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam[1]
Children02 (Daughters)
ParentSomuthevar (father) & Kasambuammal (mother)[1]

J Jayalalithaa appointed Manian as Minister for Handlooms and Textiles in May 2016. This was his first cabinet post in the Government of Tamil Nadu.[2]

Education and backgroundEdit

Manian has completed formal education only till XII standard. An agriculturist by profession, he has held various offices since 1995. OS Manian belongs to Agamudayar and currently the district Secretary of Aiadmk Nagapatinam.

Posts heldEdit

# From To Position
1 1995 2001 Member, Rajya Sabha
2 2009 2014 Member, 15th Lok Sabha
3 31 Aug 2009 30 April 2014 Member, Committee on Commerce
4 31 Aug 2009 30 April 2014 Member, Committee on Power
5 23 Sep 2009 30 April 2014 Member, Rules Committee
6 2016 23 May 2016–present Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
7 2016 23 May 2016 – 2021 Minister for Handlooms and Textiles


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Biography". Lok Sabha Website. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Jayalalithaa and her 28-member Cabinet to be sworn in on May 23". The Hindu. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2017.