N. V. N. Somu

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N. V. N. Somu
Member of Parliament , Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byD. Pandian
Succeeded byC. Kuppusami
In office
Preceded byG. Lakshmanan
Succeeded byD. Pandian
ConstituencyChennai North
Personal details
Natarajan Somasundaram

(1937-05-11)11 May 1937
Died14 November 1997(1997-11-14) (aged 60)
ChildrenKanimozhi NVN Somu

Natarajan Somasundaram (11 May 1937 – 14 November 1997),[1] also known as, N. V. N. Somu, was an Indian politician, former Minister of State for Defence & Member of Parliament elected from Tamil Nadu. He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate from North Chennai constituency in 1984 and 1996 elections.[2][3]

Somu, who was the son of DMK leader N. V. Natarajan and married with a son and daughter, died in a helicopter crash while on central government business as Minister of State for Defence on 14 November 1997.[4] His daughter, Kanimozhi NVN Somu, is also a politician with the DMK.[5]


  1. ^ "Somu killed in helicopter crash". Rediff.com. 14 November 1997. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ Volume I, 1984 Indian general election, 8th Lok Sabha
  3. ^ Volume I, 1996 Indian Lok Sabha election, 11th Lok Sabha
  4. ^ "Somu Killed In Copter Crash Over Arunachal". Business Standard. 15 November 1997. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  5. ^ Kolappan, B. (21 April 2016). "Descendants shine in party of rising sun". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016.