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Palanivel Thiagarajan

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Palanivel Thiagarajan wearing white polo and wristwatch pointing his fingers upward

7 March 1966 (age 55) (

Political party
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Palani Thevan Rajan, Vel Thiaga Rajan

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P. T. R. Palanivel Thiagarajan is an Indian politician. He is the son of the late P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan, also a politician. His grandfather, P. T. Rajan, was also a prominent politician. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election in 2016 from Madurai Central.


Palanivel Thiagarajan with his wife and son during his campaign

Palanivel thiagarajan madurai central candidate tn assembly election 2016

Early life

Margaret Thiagarajan wife of Palanivel Thiagarajan wearing blue and yellow dress

Thiagarajan graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirapalli. He obtained a master's degree in Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering / Engineering Psychology at State University Of New York, Buffalo. He then completed his Master Of Business Administration in Financial Management at MIT Sloan School Of Management.


He began his career in 1990 as an independent consultant in Operations and Systems Improvement.

PTR’s wife Rukmani blesses her son Palanivel Thiagarajan before he leaves for campaign in Madurai Central Assembly constituency, in front of his father’s photo at their residence in Madurai

He joined Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in 2001 as Trader and Co-Portfolio Manager - Firm Relationship Loan Portfolio. He quit Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. as Head Of Offshore Capital Markets in the year 2008.

Palanivel Thiagarajan wearing white polo in one of his interviews

He then worked for Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore in the Global Capital Markets division. He quit Standard Chartered Bank as Managing Director, FM Sales in the year 2014.

Personal life

He married Margaret Thiagarajan and has two sons, Palani Thevan Rajan and Vel Thiaga Rajan.

A woman from a video presentation for Palanivel Thiagarajan campaign during 2016 election

Palanivel Thiagarajan wearing his DMK attire during his campaign


Palanivel Thiagarajan Wikipedia