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G. K. Moopanar

G K Moopanar
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Date of birthAugust 19, 1931
Place of birthSunderaperumal Kovil,Kabisthalam,Thanjavur District.
Date of deathAugust 30, 2001(age 70)
Place of deathChennai, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseKasthuri Moopanar
ChildrenUsha Rani, G.K. Vasan
ResidenceKabisthalam, Thanjavur District
ConstituencyTamil Nadu

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G.K. Moopanar ( ; 1931-2001) was a senior Indian National Congress leader, a veteran Parliamentarian and a noted philanthropist. He was an All India Congress Committee general secretary from 1980 to 1988. G.K. Moopanar was a close associate of Veteran Congress leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Late Thiru.K Kamaraj.

He was a very powerful Congress leader who was known to have turned down high-ranking cabinet positions multiple times. He was once offered the Defense Cabinet Minister position by Mrs. Indira Gandhi and he refused to take it. He, much like his mentor Thiru Kamajar, was also known as the "King Maker."

Mr. Moopanar parted ways with Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao on the issue on his joining hands with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and founded his own party, the Tamil Maanila Congress(TMC).

Moopanar came very close to becoming the Prime Minister of India in 1997 when Harkishan Singh Surjeet and Jyoti Basu asked him to lead the United Front government supported by Congress. He however declined the offer like his mentor K Kamaraj.

Thiru.G.K. Moopanar had friends and associates cutting across party lines, and was also a close confidant of Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, moreover he was instrumental in making Rajiv Gandhi as the Prime Minister in 1984 after the death of Indira Gandhi .He was a patron of Arts and Music especially Carnatic music.

After the demise of Moopanar, under the new leadership of his son G K Vasan, the TMC merged back with the Congress led by Sonia Gandhi.

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TNCC president hits out at VCK chief for anti-Congress remarks - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--Thangkabalu said Thirumavalavan, who had been introduced to mainstream politics by late Congress leader -GK Moopanar-, should not speak derisively of the ... - Date : Sun, 24 Oct 2010 22:10:49 GMT+00:00
Quote, misquote, unquote - Hindustan Times (blog) Tweet this news
Hindustan Times (blog)--Deora, on the other hand, got torn between his loyalty to then Tamil Manila Congress president -GK Moopanar- and Kesri. At last, one channel managed to ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:05:52 GMT+00:00
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The Hindu--However, traffic police officials said the increase in such facilities, including the one at Perambur and -GK Moopanar- flyover, Teynampet, had led to smooth ... - Date : Sun, 06 Jun 2010 21:31:41 GMT+00:00
Why do we ignore our war dead? - Rediff Tweet this news
Rediff--He had good political access to the late -GK Moopanar-, senior Congress leader, who wielded a big clout in New Delhi [ Images ]. The Congress was then allied ... - Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 09:34:07 GMT+00:00
After Delhi, Rahul plans to capture power in Tamil Nadu - Merinews Tweet this news
Merinews--As a matter of fact the Congress men including the Late -GK Moopanar- were merely silent spectators when the Late MGR hijacked the Noon meal scheme of the ... - Date : Wed, 05 May 2010 12:14:40 GMT+00:00

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