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222/365 – Tiruppur Kumaran

Born: Kumaresan, 1904, Chennimalai, Tamil Nadu

Died: 1932 Nationality:

Indian Known for: Indian independence movement

Political party: Indian National Congress

Religion: Hindu

Tiruppur Kumaran (Birth name:OKSR Kumaraswamy Mudaliar) (1904–1932), was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement.

Kumaran was born in Chennimalai, a small town in the Erode District in Tamil Nadu region of south India.

Kumaran died from injuries sustained from a Police assault during a protest march against the British colonial government on January 11, 1932.

Kumaran died holding the flag of the Indian Nationalists, which had been banned by the British.   Kumaran was Tirupur’s contribution to the Congress movement.

He founded Desa Bandhu Youth Association. He gave his life defending the Congress flag. The government has erected his statue in a park by the railway station in Tirupur.

Kumaran is revered as a martyr in Tamil Nadu and is known by the epithet Kodi Kaththa Kumaran – Kumaran who saved the Flag.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiruppur_Kumaran

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