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Pasumpon Tha Krishnan (10 October 1937 – 20 May 2003) was an Indian politician.

Pasumpon Thandavan Krishnan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Succeeded byPeriasamy Thiagarajan
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
ConstituencyTamil Nadu
Minister for Highways in Tamil Nadu
In office
ConstituencySivaganga (State Assembly Constituency)
Personal details
Born(1937-02-10)10 February 1937
Kombukkaranendal, Sivaganga, Madras Presidency, British India
Died20 May 2003(2003-05-20) (aged 66)
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Children1 son and 1 daughter
Source: [1]

Krishnan was born on 10 October 1937 at Kombukkaranendal village, Tamil Nadu, in 1937.[1][2] He was educated at Raja Dorai Singam Memorial College in Sivaganga and at Pachaiyappa's College, Madras. An agriculturalist by occupation, Krishnan became involved in social work as the secretary of the Red Cross Society in his native village. He took a keen interest in serving the poor and otherwise disadvantaged and was arrested on several occasions in connection with various agitations in favour of the people of Tamil Nadu.

Krishnan was chairman of the Panchayat Union in Manamadurai from 1970 to 1976 and president of Theethanpettai village panchayat from 1970 to 1976.

Krishnan was elected to the Fourth Lok Sabha in 1967-1971 and to the Fifth Lok Sabha in 1971-1977, on voth occasions from the Sivanganga parliamentary constituency.[citation needed] Thereafter, in 1996, he was elected from Sivaganga state assembly constituency to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate.[3]

Krishnan was Minister of State Highways and Ports in the Government of Tamil Nadu from 1998 to 2001.

Krishnan was murdered on 20 May 2003. He was hacked to death near his K. K. Nagar residence on 20 May 2003. Several arrests were made and when the DMK came to power in Tamil Nadu in 2006, the case was transferred to Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh after the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sought intervention by the Supreme Court of India. The AIADMK said that a fair trial might not be possible in a Tamil Nadu court because the primary accused, M. K. Alagiri, was the son of Karunanidhi, by then the DMK Chief Minister. Alagiri and his co-accused were found not guilty in 2008 due to lack of evidence.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Members Bioprofile Krishnan". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1996 for the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 9. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Ex-Minister Krishnan murdered". The Hindu. 21 May 2003. Archived from the original on 29 January 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  5. ^ S., Sundar (25 July 2013). "Krishnan murder case: State to oppose acquittal of Alagiri". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 November 2013.

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