Irai Anbu

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Venkatachalam Irai Anbu
Born Irai Anbu
(1963-09-16) 16 September 1963 (age 59)
Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian

Venkatachalam Irai Anbu is an IAS officer, Writer, Columnist, Educator and Motivator.[1] He has written over 30 books in both Tamil and English.[2][3]

Early and Personal Life

He was born on September 16, 1963 in Kattur Village, Salem district, Tamil Nadu. His Brother is also a civil services officer.


  • B.Sc (agriculture), M. A (English), M. A (Labor Management), M. Sc (Psychology), M.Sc (Sanskrit), M B A., Hindi (Praveen) and Ph.D (Business Administration). He is pursuing his second Ph.D in Comparative Literature (parallels in the works of Thiruvalluvar and Shakespeare)[2]


After completing his B.Sc in Agriculture in 1984, he started his career as Agricultural Officer at Rayakottai, Denkanikottai taluk, Krishnagiri district. In his first civil services examination he got Indian Revenue Service and trained as Income tax Assistant Commissioner.[2] In 1985 civil services examination and he got 15th rank in all India level and first place in Tamil Nadu.[2] After his training in Uttarakhand Academy of Administration he became sub collector in 1990.[4] He was the District collector of Kancheepuram District (1997-1999).[4] He had previously worked as Principal Secretary to the Government for Tamil Nadu Environment and Forests Department, Tamil Nadu Tourism and Culture department & Chairman of Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. He is currently the Director of Anna Institute of Management.[5]


  • Narippal[6]
  • Sakavaram[7]
  • Chinna, chinna velichangal[8]
  • Random Thoughts[9]


  1. KOLAPPAN, B. (2013-05-24). "For these officers, IAS also means Indian Arts Service". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ethiraj, Gopal (2010-06-20). "Sunday Celebrity: Dr. Irai Anbu IAS eyes on youngsters’ scaling high". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  3. "Venkatachalam Irai Anbu : Cover Story - India Today". 2010-07-17. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Executive Record Sheet". Ministry of Personnel, Government of India. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  5. "11 IAS officers transferred in reshuffle". Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  6. V. Iraianbu (2009). Narippal. New Century Book House. pp. 128. 
  7. V. Iraianbu (2009). Sakavaram. New Century Book House. pp. 230. 
  8. V. Iraianbu (1998). Chinna, chinna velichangal. Thakam. 
  9. "Irai Anbu's ‘Random Thoughts' launched". The Hindu. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 

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