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But Kanimozhi, whose first marriage, arranged by her father, had the help of NGO Tamil Maiyam, headed by Father Jegath Gaspar Raj and in. If the first marriage was arranged for Kanimozhi by her parents, the second one The two met, embarked on a relationship that has now fructified into wedlock. Thus was born Kanimozhi a rising star in the political firmament of Thus ended the first marriage of our present Rajya Sabha M.P. who has now taken a.
Kanimozhi, now 43, spent her growing years without seeing much of her father as he divided time between two homes and wives.
Kanimozhi's mother, Rajathiammal, was Karunanidhi's third wife. The DMK MP has a Masters in Economics, was a journalist employed with several publications and also ran a website before she joined active politics.
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She is also a published poet and is seen as Karunanidhi's literary heir while her two half-brothers joust for top honours as his political heir. Within the family, the two brothers are said to be wary of the little sister, for whom their father has a decided soft spot.
He has gone out of his way to underscore that fondness and his solidarity with his daughter ever since she was named in the 2G scam. Kanimozhi's political career has been in a shadow ever since the 2G scam broke.
A Raja, who is now in jail for his alleged involvement in the scam, was known for his close relationship with Kanimozhi. She also owns 20 per cent stake in the Chennai channel Kalaignar TV that was allegedly the recipient of a Rs.
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It is in this capacity that Kanimozhi was charged as a co-accused in the 2G scam. Kanimozhi has been married twice.
Then, the patriarch's intellectual and literary heir had succeeded in her fight for a level playing field with Dayanidhi Maran, DMK's 'flexible face' in Delhi who was all set to head the telecom ministry. She turned the tables and the portfolio fell in the lap of A Raja, a close friend.
Kanimozhi Karunanidhi was born to Rajathiammal, Karunanidhi's third wife.
It is said that when Karunanidhi openly accepted his relationship with Rajathi, Kanimozhi was already doing her graduation. A 'social activist' and poet, she entered politics very late only on the insistence of her mother, who is said to be a politically savvy, powerful woman in the clan, with many ministers directly reporting to her.
Kanimozhi also worked as a sub-editor with the Chennai-based The Hindu. With the mother pitching for her daughter's share, it is this tussle which has recently been the bone of contention within the family, with the two brothers, Alagiri and Stalin, growing wary of an ambitious Kanimozhi's rise within the party.
A daughter’s lost paradise
Apparently, it was Rajathi who got Kanimozhi the Rajya Sabha seat. Since then, the soft-spoken daughter of the patriarch has been consistently consolidating her position.
When the Kalaignar fell out with the Marans, it was Kanimozhi who became the party's face in Delhi, becoming the interlocutor between the 'leader' and Congress.
However, the transfer of Alagiri to Delhi changed the dynamics of power and Kanimozhi was yet again sidelined. At 43, comparably younger than her step-brothers, she has been busy building the women's wing of the party, holding workshops and classes across the state.
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The media abets the process by using women's 'honour' to sell newspapers and magazines. The same Tamil press thrives on splashing pictures of semi-nude women from all parts of the world to boost sales.
They sensationalise any reportage concerning women. All this will only lead to increased violence against women," she wrote in an opinion piece.