Comrade S.Sridhar, aged 56 years, the CPI(M) candidate for the Tiruchirapalli Parliamentary constituency, is the secretary of the Tiruchirapalli district committee of the CPI(M) and a member of the Party State Committee. He has studied up to MA. He joined the Party in 1974 and has been a full time worker of the Party for 40 years. He has participated in and successfully led many struggles of the Party and the trade union movement, including struggles for improvement of government hospital facilities for people. He was arrested and imprisoned by the police for participation in the struggle to regularize railway kalaasi workers in Golden Rock. He is married to Rukmani. He has a son named Vivek and a daughter named Aarthi.