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Chennimalai Kumaran (1904-1932), was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement. Kumaran was born in Chennimalai, a small town in the Erode District in Tamil Nadu. He died from injuries sustained from a police assault near river Noiyal during a protest march against the British colonial government on January 11, 1932. At the time of his death, he was holding the flag of the Indian Nationalists, which had been banned by the British.[1]

Kumaran founded Desa Bandhu Youth Association. The government has erected his statue in a park by the railway station in Tirupur. Kumaran is revered as a martyr in Tamil Nadu and is known by the epithet Kodi Kaththa Kumaran (Kumaran who saved the Flag).[2][full citation needed] A commemorative stamp was issued in October 2004, on his 100th birth anniversary.[1] His statue in Tirupur is used as a focal point for public demonstrations.[2] He is also related to famous entrepreneur Krithik Kannan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Times of India article on the Commemorative stamp.
  2. ^ The Hindu-August 2006

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0800

Titanic, with twenty hands and feet in constant motion vroooms across the auditorium. We are at a theatre workshop organised by CATS (Coimbatore and Art and Theatrical Society) in Tiruppur Kumaran College for Women, where three hundred students are ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:15:31 -0700

AHMEDABAD: Who was the first martyr from Gujarat in Quit India movement in 1942? Who established India House in London between 1905 and 1910? Who created the tune of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay's ?Vande Mataram' from his novel Anand Math? These are ...
 
Times of India
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:25:28 -0700

COIMBATORE: Photographs of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru are a dime a dozen but those of Chenpakaraman Pillai, Thillaiaadai Valliammal, Tiruppur Kumaran and Vanchinathan are hard to come by. And that's what inspired Surulynaathan A K A to pick up ...
 
மாலை மலர்
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:25:47 -0700

இந்திய சுதந்திர போராட்ட தியாகி திருப்பூர் கொடிகாத்த குமரன். இவருடைய மனைவி ராமாயி. கொடிகாத்த குமரனுக்கு குழந்தைகள் கிடையாது. இதனால் ராமாயி அம்மாள் தனது ...
 
The Hindu
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:56:36 -0800

... more work of removing the weeds and cleaning, that is presently an eyesore, would also be completed soon. They also hope that the municipality would be in a position to maintain well the newly created amenities. Prior to this, the Gandhi Park in ...

Siliconindia.com

Siliconindia.com
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:59:18 -0700

Kumaran, born in Erode district of Tamilnadu was a revolutionary who participated in the Indian freedom movement. One day when taking part in a freedom march in Tiruppur he was asked by the police to drop the congress flag which he was holding. The ...
 
Economic Times
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:35:37 -0800

One tweet went thus: "Kodi Kaththa Tiruppur Kumaran saved the national flag. TN needs a Kumaran in every district to save the state and lead a movement against DMK". But just when people were getting the hang of the Jaya account, it did the vanishing ...
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