New Delhi: T.R. Baalu, the former Union minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader is contesting from the Thanjavur constituency in Tamil Nadu. At present Baalu represents Sriperumbudur in the Lok Sabha.

Along with his first wife Renuka Devi Baalu, second wife T.R. B. Porkodi and sons T.R.B. Raj Kumar, T.R.B. Rajaa and Selva Kumar Baalu, he owns stakes in Meenam Fisheries Ltd and Kings India Power Corp. Ltd. Other family-controlled companies include Kings Estates and Securities Pvt. Ltd, Milliondeal Ventures Pvt. Ltd, Kings Agrotechs Pvt. Ltd, Meenam India (Exports) Pvt. Ltd, Twice Digitale Pvt. Ltd, Cheers Entertainment Pvt. Ltd and Maya Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

Baalu did not respond to a detailed questionnaire emailed to him. Mint could not establish the exact nature of businesses transacted by these companies.