Tiruppur Kumaran

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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]


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