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Tiruppur Kumaran

Tiruppur Kumaran's Image
Born4 October 1904[1]
Died11 January 1932(1932-01-11) (aged 27)
Cause of deathPolice brutality during march

Kumaran also known as Tiruppur Kumaran (4 October 1904 – 11 January 1932) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement.

Kumaran was born in Chennimalai in Madras Presidency, British India (present-day Erode district in Tamil Nadu) from Sengunthar Mudaliar community.[2][3] He founded Desa Bandhu Youth Association and led protests against the British.

He died from injuries sustained from a police assault on the banks of Noyyal River in Tiruppur during a protest march against the British government on 11 January 1932. At the time of his death, he was holding the flag of the Indian Nationalists, which had been banned by the British giving rise to the epithet Kodi Kaththa Kumaran (Kumaran who protected the flag).[4][5]

A commemorative stamp was issued by India post in October 2004 on his 100th birth anniversary.[6][7] A statue has been erected in Tirupur in his honor which is often used as a focal point for public demonstrations.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Vanchi and Kumaran anniversaries to be govt functions". Business Standard. 14 September 2015.
  2. ^ Ramaswamy, Vijaya (2017). Historical Dictionary of the Tamils. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 377. ISBN 978-1-53810-686-0.
  3. ^ Tamil revivalism in the 1930s by Eugene F. Irschick Page 132
  4. ^ "Independence day celebrated". The Hindu. 17 August 2014.
  5. ^ "How well do you know Kongu Nadu". The New Indian Express. 2 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Stamp on 'Tiruppur' Kumaran to be released". Times of India. 3 October 2004.
  7. ^ "India post - 2004 commemorative stamps". Indiapost. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Students hold rally in Tirupur". The Hindu. 16 August 2006.
  9. ^ "Kumaran Memorial". Government of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 19 September 2015.