Friday, October 1, 2010

Past Leaders


'India under British rule and Independence Struggle'
This period saw a large number of participants from the Velalar community, in the freedom struggle and they were mostly associated with the Congress. Personalities like V.O. Chidambaranar or VOC led from the front.
Some of the famous personalities of the period are:
; Saiva Velalar

★ V. O. Chidambaranar

★ Thiru. Vi. Kalyanasundaranar

★ Sardar Vedarathinam Pillai

★ O. V. Alagesan

★ Baktavatsalam

★ A.P.C.Veerabahu Pillai

★ T. S. Chokkalingam
; Devendra Kula Vellalar

★ Veeran Sunndaralingam
 
★ Katta Karuppan

★ Ramasamy Padayachi
; Nanjil Velalar

★ Jai Hind Chenbagaraman

★ Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai

★ Prof. P. S. Mani Sundaram
; Kongu Velalar

C. Subramaniam
'India - Pre- & Post Independance - Dravidian Movement'
The Dravidian Movement was mostly led by stalwarts from Velalar community, both from ideological and participation front; Some of the leading personalities are,
; Kongu Velalar

★ Dr. P. Subbarayan, Former Chief Minister, Madras State, under British Rule.

Mohan Kumaramangalam - Eminent lawyer, former Union Minister in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet and Communist leader.

Rangarajan Kumaramangalam - Eminent lawyer, former Union Minister and Congress/BJP leader.
; Saiva Velalar

★ P. T. Rajan, Former Chief Minister, Madras State, under British Rule
; Chozhia Velalar

★ K. A. P. Viswanatham
; Illathu Pillaimar

★ Madhurai Muthu Former Mayor.

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