Published on: October 31, 2021
U. MUTHURAMALINGAM THEVAR
What is in news : The Prime Minister has recalled the rich contributions of the illustrious Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on Thevar Jayanthi.
- Also known as Pasumpon Muthuramalingam
- Was a politician and a patriarch of Thevar community in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
- Was born on 30 October 1908 in Pasumpon, Ramnad District.
- Mobilised resistance to Criminal Tribes Act in 1920
- Began to work to strengthen the Congress in the southern areas of the Presidency
- In February 1937, contested the assembly election himself, as a candidate in the Ramanathapuram constituency.
- Supported Bose’s election to presidency of 52nd annual session of the Indian National Congress, held in Tripuri in March 1939
- Helped the activist A. Vaidyanatha Iyer take Dalits to Meenakshi Temple in Madurai – Temple entry movement
- After independence split from congress and started Forward Blocc