Subramanya Bharathi
Writer
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Subramanya Bharathi
Writer
Chinnaswami Subramania Bharatiyar was an Indian writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamil Nadu, India.
Born:- 11 December 1882, Ettayapuram, Tinnevely District, British India.
Died:- 11 September 1921 (aged 38) Madras, British India
Residence:- Triplicane or Thiruvallikkeni
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Bharathiyar, Subbaiya, Sakthi Dasan, Mahakavi, Mundaasu Kavignar
Occupation:- journalist
Known for:- Indian independence activism, poetry, social reform
Notable work(s):- Panjali Sapatham, Pappa Pattu, Kannan Pattu, Kuyil Pattu, etc.
Movement:- Indian independence movement
Spouse(s):- Chellamaal
Children:- Thangammal Bharati (b. 1904), Shakuntala Bharati (b. 1908)
Parents:- Chinnaswami Subramanya Iyer and Lakshmi Ammaal

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B. Munuswamy Naidu
Lawyer
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B. Munuswamy Naidu
Lawyer
Bollini Munuswamy Naidu was the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from October 27, 1930 to November 4, 1932. He was conferred 'Diwan Bahadur' by British Government.
Born:- 1885 in Velanjeri in Tiruttani, Chittoor district.
Died:December 18, 1928
Residence:- Madras
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Bollini Munuswamy Naidu
Occupation:- politician
Known for:- Chief Minister of Madras Presidency
Notable work(s):-Minister of Local Self-Government .
Movement:- Indian National Congress and Swarajists
Parents:- Kamma Naidu

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Sarojini varadhappan
Social Worker
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Sarojini varadhappan
Social Worker
Sarojini Varadappan was an Indian social worker from the state of Tamil Nadu. She was the daughter of former Chief Minister of Madras, M. Bhaktavatsalam.
Born:- September 21, 1921, Madras.
Died:October 17, 2013, Chennai
Residence:- Madras,British India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Occupation:- Social worker, indian independence movement / indian independence activist
Known for:- social reform
Notable work(s):- President of the society.
Movement:- Red Cross
Spouse(s):-Varadappan
Parents:- Bhaktavatsalam and Gnanasundaramba

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KANNADHASAN
POET
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KANNADASAN
POET
Kannadasan was a Tamil poet and lyricist, heralded as one of the greatest and most important writers in the Tamil language.
Born:- June 24, 1927, Sirukoodalpatti.
Died:17 October 1981 (aged 54) Chicago, Illinois, United States
Residence:- Chennai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Karaimuthu Pulavar, Vanangamudi, Kamakappriya, Parvathi Nathan, Arokkiya Saamy
Occupation:- Poet, novelist, lyricist, politician, film producer, literary editor
Known for:-Lyricist,poet
Notable work(s):- artha mulla indu madham.
Spouse(s):-Ponnazhagi and Parvathi
Children:-Sons – 9 Daughters – 5
Parents:- Father-Sathappan Mother – Visaalakshi

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KALYANASUNDHARANAR
POET
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KALYANASUNDHARANAR
POET
Makkal Kavignar Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram is a well-known poet, lyricist. He is the most popular lyricist in 1950's before Kannadasan fame
Born:- April 13, 1930 Sengapaduthankadu Village,Pattukkottai, Thanjavur District,Tamil Nadu, India
Died:October 8, 1959 (aged 29) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence:- Pattukotai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Occupation:- poet, lyricist
Known for:- poetry, social reform
Notable work(s):- Kalyana parisu , Nadodi Mannan
Movement:-Communist
Spouse(s):- Gowrawammal
Children:- Kumaravelu
Parents:- Arunachalam Pillai

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Omandur Ramasamy
Indian Politician
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O. P. Ramaswamy Reddiyar
Indian Politician
Omandur Ramasamy Reddiar was an Indian freedom-fighter and politician of the Indian National Congress
Born:- 1895, Omandur
Died:1970, Vadalur
Residence:-
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:-
Occupation:- Lawyer, Writer, Statesman
Known for:- Indian National congress
Notable work(s):- Constituent Assembly of India.
Movement:- Indian National Congress
Spouse(s):-
Children:-
Parents:-

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Sri Ramana Maharshi
Guru
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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
Guru
Ramana Maharshi (30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950) was an Indian guru. He was born Venkataraman Iyer, in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, South India, and given the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1907, by one of his first devotees, Ganapati Muni. This would be the name by which he became more widely known.
Born:- Venkataraman Iyer, 30 December 1879, Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu.
Died:14 April 1950 (aged 70), Sri Ramana Ashram, Tiruvannamalai.
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Guru:-Arunachala
Philosophy:-Advaita Vedanta
works:- Five Hymns to Arunachala
Quotation:-Of all the thoughts that rise in the mind, the thought 'I' is the first thought.

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K. Kamaraj
Indian Politician
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K. Kamaraj
Indian Politician
Kumarasami Kamaraj, better known as K. Kamaraj, was an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s
Born:- July 15, 1903, Virudhunagar.
Died:October 2, 1975, Chennai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Karmaveerar Kamarajar, Padikatha Medhai
Occupation:- Cheif minister,Freedom Fighter,Politician
Known for:- honesty, integrity and simplicity
Notable work(s):- Panjali Sapatham, Pappa Pattu, Kannan Pattu, Kuyil Pattu, etc.
Movement:- Indian Home Rule Movement
Parents:- Kumarasamy Nadar,Sivakami ammal

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E.V.K.Sampath
Indian Politician
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E.V.K.Sampath
Indian Politician
Erode Venkatta Naicker Krishnasamy Sampath, usually referred to as E. V. K. Sampath was a prominent politician from Tamil Nadu, India.
Born:- 1926(Date Unknown) Erode .
Died:February 23, 1977
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Erode Venkatta Naicker Krishnasamy Sampath
Occupation:-Politician
Known for:- Tamil National party ,social reform
Movement:-Tamilnadu national party
Spouse(s):-Sulochana Sampath
Children:-E. V. K. S. Elangovan

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Minjur Bhaktavatsalam
Indian Politician
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Minjur Bhaktavatsalam
Indian Politician

Born:-9 October 1897
Died:31 January 1987
Residence:-Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Occupation:-Politician
Known for:- Indian lawyer, politician and freedom fighter
Notable work(s):- Chief Minister of Madras state.
Movement:-Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement.
Children:-Sarojini Varadappan

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Dheeran Chinnamalai
Chieftain of Kongu Nadu
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Dheeran Chinnamalai
Chieftain of Kongu Nadu
Dheeran Chinnamalai was a Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar from Tamil Nadu who rose up in revolt against the British East India Company.
Born:-17 April 1756 Melapalayam, Erode, Tamil Nadu
Died:31 July 1805 Sankagiri, Tamil Nadu
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Chinnamalai Theerthagiri Gounder
Occupation:-Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar
Notable work(s):- commanders in the Polygar Wars.
Parents:- Rathnasamy Gounder,Periyatha

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Veerapandiya Kattabomman
Palaiyakkarar of Panchalankurichi
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Veerapandiya Kattabomman
Palaiyakkarar of Panchalankurichi
Veerapandiya Kattabomma Karuthayya Nayakkar was a courageous 18th-century Palayakarrar chieftain from Panchalankurichi of Tamil Nadu, India.
Born:-January 3, 1760, Panchalankurichi
Died:October 16, 1799, Kayatharu
Residence:- Panchalankurichi
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Veemaraja jagaveera pandiya katttabomman karruthaiah nayakkar
Occupation:-Freedom fighter
Known for:- Ruler
Notable work(s):-Fought against British .
Spouse(s):-Jakkammal
Parents:- Jagaveera kattabomman,arumugathamal

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V.O.Chithambaram Pillai
Politician
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V.O.Chithambaram Pillai
Politician

Born:- September 5, 1872 Ottapidaram, Tamil Nadu, India .
Died:November 18, 1936
Residence:-Tuticorin
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Kappalotiya Tamizhan,Chekkiluththa Chemmal,V. O. C, Va Voo Cee
Occupation:- Lawyer, Politician
Known for:-Freedom fighter
Notable work(s):-Fought for freedom.,Trade
Movement:-Swadeshi movement,Indian Independence Movement
Spouse(s):-Meenakshi Ammiyar
Children:-4 sons
Parents:- Olaganathan Pillai

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P. S. Sivaswami Iyer
lawyer
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P. S. Sivaswami Iyer
lawyer
Sir Pazhamaneri Sundaram Sivaswami Iyer was a prominent lawyer, administrator and statesman who served as the Advocate General of Madras from 1907 to 1911.
Born:- February 7, 1864 Tanjore, Madras Presidency, India.
Died:November 5, 1946 (aged 82) Mylapore, Madras
Occupation:-lawyer,administrator

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Vanchinathan
Independence activist
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Vanchinathan
Independence activist
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Born:-1886, Sengottai
Died:June 17, 1911

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Thiruppur Kumaran
Freedom fighter
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Thirupur Kumaran
Freedom Fighter
Chennimalai Kumaran, 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
Born:- 4-10-1904 Chennimalai, Erode, Tamil Nadu.
Died:11-1-1932
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Known for:-Indian independence movement

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Lakshmi saghal
Indian activist
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Lakshmi saghal
Indian activist
was a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement, an officer of the Indian National Army, and the Minister of Women's Affairs in the Azad Hind government. Sahgal is commonly referred to in India as "Captain Lakshmi", a reference to her rank when taken prisoner in Burma during the Second World War.
Born:- 24 October 1914 Malabar, Madras Presidency, British India.
Died:23 July 2012 (aged 97) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Captain Lakshmi Sehgal
Spouse(s):-P. K. N. Rao ( - 1940) Prem Kumar Sahgal (1947–1992) (his death)
Children:- Subhashini Ali, Anisa Puri

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Desigavinayagam Pillai
Poet
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Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai
Poet
Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai was an eminent Tamil poet. Asiya Jothi, Nanjil Nattu Marumakkal Vazhi Manmiyam, and the translation of the work of Omar Khayyam are his masterpieces. He is known for his poetry .
Born:July 27, 1876
Died:-September 26, 1954
Religion:- Hinduism

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Velu Nachiyar
Queen
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Velu Nachiyar
Queen
Rani Velu Nachiyar was an 18th-century Indian queen from Sivaganga. Rani Velu Nachiyar was the first queen to fight against the British in India, even preceding the famous Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.
Born:- 3 January 1730 Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, India.
Died:1790 Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Parents:- Chellamuthu Sethupathy,Muthathal Nachiyar

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Puli Thevar
Palaiyakkarar of Nerkattumseval
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Puli Thevar
Palaiyakkarar of Nerkattumseval
Puli Thevar was a poligar who ruled Nerkattumseval situated in the Sankarankoil taluk of Tamil Nadu
Born:- 1715.
Died:around 1767
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Spouse(s):-Kayalkani Nachiyar
Parents:- Chitraputra Thevar,Sivagnanam Nachiyar

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Jeyamohan
Writer
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Jeyamohan
Writer
B. Jeyamohan is one of the most influential contemporary, Tamil and Malayalam writer and literary critic from Nagercoil in Kanyakumari District in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Born:- 22 April 1962 Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu.
Residence:- Madras
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Notable Works:-Vishnupuram Pin Thodarum Nizhalin Kural Kotravai Kaadu Naveena Thamizhilakkiya Arimugam Aram
Occupation:-Novelist, short story writer, Literary Critic, essayist
Spouse(s):-Arunmozhi Nangai
Children:- Ajithan, Chaitanya

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Ottakoothar
Poet
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Ottakoothar
Poet
Ottakoothar was a Tamil court poet of three Chola kings, namely Vikrama Chola, Kulotunga II and Rajaraja II. He wrote poems in praise of these three kings, namely Vikrama Cholan Ula, Kulothunga Cholan Ula and Rajarajan Ula.
Born:-Ambalak Koothar Thiruverumbur, Tiruchirapalli.
Occupation:-Poet
Notable work(s):-Saraswathi Andhadhi, Takkayaakaparani.

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T. M. Chidambara Ragunathan
Writer
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T. M. Chidambara Ragunathan
Writer
T. M. Chidambara Ragunathan, was a Tamil, writer, translator, journalist and literary critic from Tamil Nadu, India. He is also known as T. M. C. Ragunathan, Tho. Mu. Si. Ragunathan or by his Tamil initials as Tho. Mu. Si..
Born:- 20 October 1923 Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
Died:31 December 2001 Palayamkottai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Occupation:-Writer
Known for:- Chief Minister of Madras Presidency
Notable work(s):-Panchum Pasiyum Bharathi: Kaalamum Karuthum Ilango adigal yaar?
Movement:- Socialist Realist
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Thiruvalluvar
Poet
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Thiruvalluvar
Poet
Thiruvalluvar, is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher whose contribution to Tamil literature is the Thirukkural, a work on ethics. He was born in Thiru Mylai Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Both Buddhists and Shaivites, also claim him as their own
Born:- Tamil Nadu.
Died:Tamil Nadu
Residence:Mylapore
Notable work(s):-Written Thirukural-The Kural .
Spouse(s):-Sivakami

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Karikala Cholan
Ruler
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Karikala Chola
Ruler
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Born:-Unknown .
Died:Unknown
Spouse(s):-Alli Velir princess
Parents:- Ilamcetcenni

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Srinivasa Ramanujan
Mathematician
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Srinivasa Ramanujan
Mathematician
Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.
Born:- December 22, 1887, Erode.
Died:April 26, 1920, Chetput, Chennai
Residence:- Madras
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Books:-The lost notebook and other unpublished papers, more
Education:-Trinity College, Cambridge (1919–1920), more
Parents:- Komalatammal, K. Srinivasa Iyengar

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K. A. Nilakanta Sastri
Indian historian
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K. A. Nilakanta Sastri
Indian historian
K. A. Nilakanta Sastri was an Indian historian who wrote on South Indian history. Many of his books form the standard reference works on the subject. Sastri was acclaimed for his scholarship and mastery of sources..
Born:- 12 August 1892 Kallidaikurichi, British India.
Died:15 June 1975 (aged 82) Madras, India
Residence:- Madras
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Spouse(s):- Lakshmi Narasammal

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Kalki Krishnamurthy
Novelist
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Kalki Krishnamurthy
Novelist
Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy, a noted Tamil freedom fighter, social crusader, novelist, short story writer, journalist, humorist, satirist, travel writer, script-writer, poet, film
Born:- September 9, 1899, Manalmedu.
Died:December 5, 1954, Chennai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Movies:- Son of Ponni, Kalvanin Kadhali, Thyagabhoomi, Parthiban Kanavu, Tananam Tananam
Spouse(s):- Rukmani Krishnamurthy
Notable Awards:- Sahitya Akademi Award for Alai Osai
Notable Works:- Ponniyin Selvan, Sivagamiyin sabadham
Childrens:- Kalki Rajendran, Anandi Ramachandran

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C. Rajagopalachari
Lawyer
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C. Rajagopalachari
Lawyer
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India.
Born:- 10 December 1878 Thorapalli, Madras Presidency of British India (now in Tamil Nadu).
Died:25 December 1972 (aged 94) Madras, India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Politician Party:- Swatantra Party (1959–1972
Profession:-Lawyer Writer Statesman Other political affiliations
Spouse(s):-Alamelu Mangalamma (1897–1916)

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Maruthu Pandiyar
King
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Maruthu Pandiyar
scientist
The Marudhu Pandiyar brothers (Periya Marudhu and Chinna Marudhu) ruled Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu towards the end of the 18th century. The Marudhu brothers were the first to issue a proclamation of independence from the colonial British rule from Trichy Thiruvarangam Temple, Tamil Nadu on 10 June 1801, more than 56 years before what is generally said to be the First War of Indian Independence which broke out mainly in Northern India in the year 1857
Born:- Elder was born on 15.12.1748 younger Marudhu Pandiyar was born in Ramnad on 1753
died:- October 24, 1801
Residence:- Tamilnadu
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Parents:- Udayar Servai alias Mookiah Palaniappan Servai and Anandayer alias Ponnathal

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Bharathi Dasan
Writer
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Bharati Dasan
Writer
Kanakasabai Subburathinam, (popularly called Bharathidasan) was a 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues..
Born:- 11 April 29, 1891 Pondicherry, French India
Died:- April 21, 1964 Madras, India
Residence:- Pondicherry
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- original name was Subburathinam, Bharathidasan
Occupation:- Teacher, Tamil poet, Tamil activist
Known for:- Indian independence activism, poetry, social reform
Notable work(s):- Thamizhachi Kathi,Srimayilam Suppiramaniar Thuthiyamuthu,Sanjivi Parvathin Saaral,Edhirpaaraadha Mutham etc.
Spouse(s):- Pazhani Ammal
Children:- Mannarmannan
Parents:- Kanakasapai, Ilakkumi Ammal

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Kambar
Poet
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Kambar
Poet
Kambar was a medival tamil poet and the author of Ramavatharam,popularly known as kambaramayanam
Born:- 1180 century
Residence:- Tiruvaluntur
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Occupation:- Tamil poet
Notable work(s):- Kambaramayanam,Thirukkai vazakkam,erezhupathu,klangai puranam, etc.,

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C .S.Chellappa
Writer
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C .S.Chellappa
writer, journalist
Cinnamanur Subramaniam Chellappa was a Tamil writer, journalist and Indian independence movement activist.
Born:- 29 September 1912
Died:- 18 December 1998
Residence:- Tuticorin
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Cinnamanur Subramaniam Chellappa
Occupation:- journalist
Known for:- Indian independence activism, poetry, social reform
Movement:- Indian independence movement
Parents:- Subramania Iyer

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E.V.RAMASAMY
Politician
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E.V.RAMASAMY
Writer
Erode Venkata Ramasamy affectionately called by his followers as Periyar or E. V. R., was a social activist, politician and businessman, who started the Self-Respect Movement or the Dravidian Movement. He is also the founder of political party, Dravidar Kazhagam.
Born:-17 September 1879 Erode, Madras Presidency, British India
Died:24 December 1973 (aged 94) Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence:- Erode
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Ramasami, E.V.R., Periyar, Vaikam Veerar, E.V. Ramaswami
Occupation:- social activist, politician, freedom fighter
Notable work(s):- Periyar propagated the principles of rationalism, self-respect, women’s rights and eradication of caste
Movement:- rationalism, self-respect, women’s rights
Spouse(s):- Nagammai,Maniammai
Children:- had a daughter who lived for only 5 months
Parents:- Venkatappa Naicker (or Venkata), and his mother was Chinna Thayammal

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M.S. Subbulakshmi
Singer
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M.S.Subbulakshmi
Classical vocalist
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi , also known as M.S., was a renowned Carnatic vocalist.She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.She is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, often considered Asia's Nobel Prize, in 1974 with the citation reading "Exacting purists acknowledge Srimati M. S. Subbulakshmi as the leading exponent of classical and semi-classical songs in the Karnataka tradition of South India.
Born:- 16 September 1916 Madurai, Madras Presidency, India
died:- 11 December 2004 (aged 88) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence:- Tamilnadu
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Parents:- Shanmukavadiver Ammal and Subramania Iyer.

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M.G. Ramachandran
Politician
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M.G. Ramachandran
Poltician, actor
Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran, popularly known by his initials MGR, was an Indian Tamil film actor who worked primarily in Tamil films as an actor, director, producer, and politician who also served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu successively for three terms.
Born:- 17 January 1917 (Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka)
Died:- 24 December 1987 (aged 70) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence:- Nawalapitiya near Kandy, Sri Lanka
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- MGR, Puratchi Thalaivar
Occupation:- Actor, politician, producer, director
Notable work(s):- The first film actor in India to become the chief minister of a state
Spouse(s):- Thangamani (died in 1942) Sathanandavathi (died in 1962) V. N. Janaki (died in 1996)
Parents:- Melakkath Gopala Menon and Maruthur Satyabhama

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C. N. Annadurai
Politician
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C. N. Annadurai
poltician
C. N. Annadurai popularly called Anna ("Elder brother"), or Arignar Anna (Anna, The scholar) was a former Chief Minister of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He was the first member of a Dravidian party to hold that post.
Born:- 15 September 1909 Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, British India
Died:- 3 February 1969 (aged 59) Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence:- Kanchipuram
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Arignar Anna, Annadurai
Occupation:- Writer
Spouse(s):- Rani Annadurai
Children:- None, but adopted his sister's grandchildren
Parents:- Natarajan and Bangaru Ammal

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Politician
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Writer
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967
Born:- 5 September 1888 Thiruttani, Madras Presidency, British India
Died:-17 April 1975 (aged 86) Madras, Tamil Nadu, India(now Chennai)
Residence:- Thiruttani
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Occupation:- Philosopher professor
Notable work(s):- Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including the Bharat Ratna
Spouse(s):- Sivakamu, Lady Radhakrishnan
Children:- Five daughters One son
Parents:- Sarvepalli Veeraswami,Sitamma

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Scientist
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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
scientist
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Born:- 15 October 1931 (age 83)
Died:-
Residence:- Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Madras Presidency, British India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Muslim
Other names:- Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
Occupation:- scientist
Known for:- scientist and administrator
Notable work(s):- Future India 2020, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) where he was the project director of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch
Movement:- India's highest civilian honour, launched various satellites
Parents:- Jainulabudeen, Ashiamma

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C. V. Raman
Scientist
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C. V. Raman
scientist
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, was an Indian physicist, born in the former Madras Province, whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He discovered that, when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect.In 1954, he was honoured with the highest civilian award in India, the Bharat Ratna.
Born:- 7 November 1888 Thiruvanaikoil, Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province, British India
Died:- 21 November 1970 (aged 82) Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Residence:- Thiruvanaikaval
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Other names:- Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
Known for:- Raman effect
Notable work(s):- Scattering of Light,Acoustic,Optica,Optics of Minerals and Diamond, Physics of Crystals,Floral Colours and Visual Perception
Spouse(s):- Lokasundari Ammal (1907–1970)
Parents:- Parvati Amma

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Gopalswamy Doraiswamy
Scientist
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Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu
scientist
G. D. Naidu was an Indian inventor and engineer who is also referred to as the Edison of India.He is credited with the manufacture of the first electric motor in India. His contributions were primarily industrial but also span the fields of electrical, mechanical, agricultural (Hybrid cultivation) and automobile engineering.He had only primary education but excelled as a versatile genius. Among his hobbies was train travel to nearby cities.
Born:- 23 March 1893 Kalangal, Coimbatore, India
Died:-4 January 1974 (aged 80) Coimbatore, India
Residence:- "Kalangal" village of Coimbatore district
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Occupation:- Electrical, Mechanics, Automotive, Agriculture
Known for:- Scientist, Inventor, businessman, Photographer and Philanthropist
Notes(s):- Referred to as the Edison of India

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Viswanathan Anand
GrandMaster
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Viswanathan Anand
freedom fighter
Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand is an Indian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion. Described by grandmaster and chess commentator Lubomir Kavalek as one of the most versatile world champions ever,Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times(2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012), and was the undisputed World Champion from 2007 to 2013. Anand has won the Chess Oscar six times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008). Anand is the only world champion who has won the world chess championship playing in all different formats (Match, Tournament, and Knockout
Born:-11 December 1969 (age 45)
Residence:- Mayiladuthurai,Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Spouse(s):- Aruna Anand
Parents:- Viswanathan Iyer,Susheela

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Thillaiyadi Valliammai
Politician
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Thillaiyadi Valliammai
Freedom fighter
Thillaiyadi Valliammai was a South African Tamil woman who worked with Mahatma Gandhi in her early years when she developed her nonviolent methods in South Africa fighting its apartheid regime
Born:- 22 February 1898
Died:- 22 February 1914)
Residence:- Thillaiyadi in Nagappatinam near Mayiladuthurai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Parents:- R. Munuswamy Mudaliar and Mangalam

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Scientist
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Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan
scientist
Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".
Born:- 1952 (age 62–63) Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Residence:- United Kingdom
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Known for:- Structure and function of the ribosome; macromolecular crystallography
Notable work(s):- Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2007),Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009),Padma Vibhushan (2010)
Spouse(s):- Vera Rosenberry
Children:- Raman Ramakrishnan
Parents:- C. V. Ramakrishnan and R. Rajalakshmi.

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K.Balachander
Director
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K.Balachander
Director
Kailasam Balachander was an Indian director, producer, writer, actor, playwright, stage conductor, and comedian who worked mainly in the Tamil film industry. He was well known for his distinct film-making style, and the Indian film industry knew him as a master of unconventional themes and hard-hitting subject matters of contemporary time.
Born:- 9 July 1930 Tanjore district, British India (now Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India)
Died:- 23 December 2014 (aged 84) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence:- Chennai
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Spouse(s) Rajam

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Ilaiyaraaja
Music Composer
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Ilaiyaraaja
Music composer
Ilaiyaraaja (born Gnanadesikan) is an Indian film composer who works predominantly in the South Indian cinema since the late 1970s. Regarded as one of the finest music composers in India,Ilaiyaraaja is also an instrumentalist, conductor, singer, and a songwriter. He has composed more than 5000 songs and is the only composer in the history of cinema to provide film scores for more than 1000 films, particularly being acclaimed for his background scoring.
Born:- 2 June 1943 (age 71)Pannaipuram, Theni, Madras Presidency
Residence:- Tamilnadu
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Hinduism
Spouse(s) Jeeva

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A. R. Rahman
Song Composer
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A. R. Rahman
Music composer
Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time,Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South
Born:- 6 January 1967 (age 48) Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names:- A. S. Dileepkumar, A. R. Rahman, A. R. R., Allah Rakha Rahman, Isai Puyal, Mozart of Madras
Occupation:- Singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, music director, arranger, conductor
Residence:- Tamilnadu
Nationality:- Indian
Religion:- Muslim
Parents:- R. K. Shekhar, Kareema (born Kashturi)

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