Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar

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Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar

Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India
Death: July 29, 1974 (81)
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Immediate Family:

Son of Muthukaruppan Chettiar and Vinaitherthal achi (Sivakami achi) Achi
Husband of Annai Thirumathi VISALAKSHI ACHI Achi and Dr. RadhaThiagarajan
Father of Private; Karumuttu T Sundaram Chettiar; Private; Private; Private and 2 others
Brother of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 4 others

Occupation: Industrialist/Businessman
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About Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar

Kalaithanthai Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar (Tamil: கருமுத்து தியாகராஜன் செட்டியார், 16 June 1893 - 29 July 1974), son of Muthukaruppan Chettiar and Vinaitherthal achi (Sivakami achi) was born in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, India, the tenth and last child in his family. He was educated at St Thomas' College, Sri Lanka. He edited a newspaper championing the cause of the plantation workers. He returned from Sri Lanka when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi returned from South Africa, and was elected Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Madras region.Thanthai Periyar and karumuttu attended AICC meeting.Karumuttu met Annibesant and Tagore.

Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar took an active part in the struggle for Indian Independence. He founded fourteen textile mills, nineteen educational institutions, the Bank of Madurai, and the Madurai Insurance Company. For a number of years he published a daily called Tamil Nadu Daily. He was an ardent lover of architecture, music, and literature. Taking an active part in education, he founded numerous schools, such as Thiagarajar Preceptors College, the Thiagarajar school of Management, and the Thiagarajar College of Engineering. Karumuttu Thiagarajar Chettiar died on 29 July 1974.

Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar started his registered office at 251-A, West Masi Street, Madurai, and Mahathma Gandhi wore loin cloth there on 22.9.1921. There is a khadi shop run by the Government of Tamil Nadu, and in front there is a mention about it. His torch is carried by his son Karumuttu Thiagarajar Kannan. Karumuttu Thiagaraja Chettiar named his mill as Meenakshi Mills. Now it is true that Karumuttu T. Kannan carried sengol at the second corridar of Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman Koil, and now broadcasts Youtube under the heading Meenakshi Amman Pattabishegam, presented by Chinmathi. A biopic on K.A.P.Viswanathan, directed by S.P.Muthuraman and produced by VGP was released. Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar hoisted the flag at the anti-Hindi conference organised by K.A.P.Viswanathan at Trichy. Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar published a newspaper in Tamil and named it Tamil Nadu. He appointed Pazha Nedumaran as an associate editor of his daily. Pazha Nedumaran issued a recommendation letter to poet Kaviarasu Kannadhasan to praise. Uramulla Nenjam Tamil poem - singer Subashree, created by S. Elamurugan slide show will be broadcast through Youtube, now being sent to Thiagarajar Mills seeking their blessings. Osai Chella has created panjaalai.blogspot.com Articles of Panjalai Kavingar will be placed here. Articles written by Tamil scholars like K.A.P. Somale, Araneriannal, Pazha Nedumaran being edited under the heading 'Thesathanthaiyum Kalaithanthaiyum' in Tamil will be placed here. Karumuttu hosted Nethaji during 1940. You can watch the photo on Youtube. Now Youtube is relaying Karumuthu Thiyagarajar slide show. Please watch and comment. S. Elamurugan met Dr. Sambasivam at Madurai, who blessed and was pleased to watch Karumuthu Thiyagarajar slide show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKybC2Lct0k). Dr. Sambasivam assured that he would give more pictures of Karumuttu available with him. The only grand son of Krishnammal Jeganathan, Gandhian philosopher, now caretaker of the khadi shop, will shortly implement proposals at a cost of about Rs.51 lacs. Now it seems that the Assistant Director Mr. Kannan has taken prpoer steps. Mr Balaji, enginner, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, issued a press statement in Dinamalar on 28.7.2008 that Gandhiji wore loin cloth at 251-A, West Masi Street, Madurai.

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Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar's Timeline

June 16, 1893
Tamil Nadu, India
July 29, 1974
Age 81
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India