Sivarama Menon Ambat (1878 - 1938)

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About Sivarama Menon Ambat

Ambat Sivaraman Menon was born as the second son of Ambat Ikkali Amma and Chempathil Nanu Mannadier in the year 1878. Graduating from Madras Law College , he practiced at the Madras High Court and won acclaim as a brilliant lawyer. His forceful arguments, ready replies to the judges’ queries’, vast knowledge and prodigious memory were all legendary. He was referred to as the walking encyclopedia. An authority in Hindu Marumakkathayam Law, he served as the examiner in law examinations at the Madras University .

           Though a man of serious pursuit, he was always witty relaxed. He was also known for his patience and tolerance. One of the pioneers of co-operative movements in India, Sivaraman Menon was one of the founders and at many times the president of the Triplicane Urban Cooperative society, the first cooperative society started in the country.  He was the president of the Cochin Land Mortgage Bank. In the society of Freemasons, he was elected as the worship master of Lord Justicia. Sivaraman Menon was one of the founders of the justice party and editor of the party newspaper, The Liberator. When in 1936 he was elected to the Cochin Legislative Council from the Mulamkunnathukavvu, constituency, he retired from active legal practice and settled down at Thrissur.  Two years later when reelection was held under diarchy, he was again elected from Cheruthuruthi. As a leader of Cochin congress, he was appointed minister of rural development on June 17’Th, 1938. He was the first elected minister of an Indian state. He passed away due to Cardiac arrest on August 30’Th on a visit to his home town of Chittur. 
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Sivarama Menon Ambat's Timeline

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April 5, 1924
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