|Father||Pandiyan Kattana Karuppanan|
He was a general of the Poligar Veerapandiya Kattabomman in his fight against the British East India Company. According to a majority of the accepted historical accounts, he was killed in 1799, while fighting for Kattabomman during the First Polygar War. Another view is that he was killed in the Second Polygar War (1800-1) while assisting Kattabomman's younger brother Oomaithurai.
In recent years Sundaralinga Kudumbanar has been claimed as cultural icon of Kudumbar community who are mostly living 19 districts of south Tamil Nadu. In 2009, the Tamil Nadu government-issued a policy note to build a memorial for Sundaralingam at Governagiri.