Shri R. Velu at the inauguration of a National Technical Seminar on Mechanization of Track Maintenance, Relaying and Construction on Indian Railways in New Delhi on January 20, 2005
|Former Union Minister of State for Railways|
|Succeeded by||K. H. Muniyappa|
|Born||26 July 1940|
Pudhupalayam village Arni taluk, Thiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu
|Children||1 son and 1 daughter.|
|As of 22 September, 2006|
Rangasamy Velu (born 25 July 1940), is an Indian politician of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) party. He has been elected to 14th Lok Sabha as Union Minister of State, Railways from Arakkonam Lok Sabha constituency of Tamil Nadu from 2004 to 2009. He started his political career as Officer of Indian Administrative Service and worked as Additional Registrar, Cooperative Societies; also served as member, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. He also worked as District Collector; Director of Municipal Administration and Joint Commissioner, Revenue Administration. He has a doctorate in disaster management, he also has a bachelor of Law degree and master of business administration degree.  He was educated in the Voorhees college Vellore, Madras Law College, Madras University and Madras Christian College and was a resident of Bishop Heber Hall. He has published his autobiography in Tamil named ‘en vazhkai payanam’. He is from Vanniyar community.
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