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Born 4 October 1904[1]
Chennimalai, Madras Presidency, British India
Died January 11, 1932(1932-01-11) (aged 27)
Tiruppur, Madras Presidency, India
Cause of death head injury
Nationality Indian

Kumaran also known as Tiruppur Kumaran (4 October 1904 - 1 November 1932) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement.

Kumaran was born in Chennimalai in Madras Presidency, British India (current Erode district in Tamil Nadu). 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 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 giving rise to the epithet Kodi Kaththa Kumaran (Kumaran who held the flag).[2][3]

A commemorative stamp was issued by India post in October 2004 on his 100th birth anniversary.[4][5] A statue has been erected in Tirupur in his honor which is often used as a focal point for public demonstrations.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Vanchi and Kumaran anniversaries to be govt functions". Business Standard. 14 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Independence day celebrated". The Hindu. 17 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "How well do you know Kongu Nadu". The New Indian Express. 2 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Stamp on 'Tiruppur' Kumaran to be released". Times of India. 3 October 2004. 
  5. ^ "India post - 2004 commemorative stamps". Indiapost. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Students hold rally in Tirupur". The Hindu. 16 August 2006. 
  7. ^ "Kumaran Memorial". Government of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 16:12:34 -0800

Thus, 'Veerya' (valour) is presented on stage through the story of Tiruppur Kumaran who had laid down his life to defend the honour of the flag of the Indian freedom movement, explained Dr. Ananda. Poet Bharathiar also finds a place in the dance drama ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:02:44 -0700

They never, as a family counselled and corrected their erring father moving from one vice to another ruining Chennai, misguiding the cadres of uneducated masses, immoral educated goons of Tamilnadu, the land of VOC, Tiruppur Kumaran. Karunidhi will ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:30:00 -0700

CHENNAI: The diploma courses at the MGR Government Film and Television Institute will be converted into Bachelor of Cinema courses, State Minister for Information and Special Programme Implementation KT Rajenthrabhalaji told the Assembly on Monday. He ...

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 ...

The Hindu

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 ...
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 ...

Economic Times

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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