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Anbil P. Dharmalingam

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Anbil P. Dharmalingam was a politician from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and founder member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. The Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute is named after him.

Anbil P. Dharmalingam
Titlefounder member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
ChildrenAnbil Poyyamozhi, Anbil Periyasamy



Anbil Dharmalingam was one of the founder-members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).[1]

When the DMK was elected to power in 1967, Dharmalingam served as the Minister for Local Administration[2] and Agriculture a various times.[3]

At a rally held in North Arcot district on 7 and 8 April 1973 in which Dharmalingam and five other Ministers presided, he declared that formation of an independent Tamil Nadu was the aim of the DMK.[4][5]

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His sons Anbil Periyasamy and Anbil Poyyamozhi have been members of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and have served in Tamil Nadu legislative assembly.[9]


  1. ^ Ramanujan, K. S. (1971). Challenge and Response: An Intimate Report of Tamil Nadu Politics, 1967-1971. Sundara Prachuralayam. p. 216.
  2. ^ All India Council of Mayors (1973). Proceedings. p. 72.
  3. ^ The Indian Journal of Social Work. Tata Institute of Social Sciences. 1956. p. 183.
  4. ^ Ralhan, O. P. (2002). Encyclopaedia of Political Parties. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 238. ISBN 8174888659, ISBN 978-81-7488-865-5.
  5. ^ Indian Institute of Applied Political Research (1974). The Annual Register of Indian Political Parties. Orientalia. p. 695.
  6. ^ 1962 Madras State Election Results, Election Commission of India
  7. ^ 1971 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  8. ^ 1980 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  9. ^ "CM announces candidates for two seats". The Hindu. 29 January 2000.