Friday, 7 October 2011

Kanyakumari - Famous personalities of this southern land...

Kanyakumari District (Tamil: கன்னியாகுமரி மாவட்டம்) is a district of Tamil Nadu state, India; it is the southernmost land area of mainland India.

Martyr Devasahayam Pillai-- ( 23April,1712—14January,1752 ) , An affluent 18th century Nair-convert to Christianity who was executed and attained Martyrdom at Kattadimalai, but was buried inside St. Xavier`s Cathedral Church, Kottar.

Bala Prajapathi Adikalar--present Pattathu Ayya of Swamithope pathi and a leader of the AYYAVAZHI.. 

Velu Thampi Dalawai -- (1765–1809) - The Diwan of Travancore under the Maharaja Balaramavarma. Led the rebellion against the English East India Company, and started Nair Pattalam

P. Jeevanandham -- socialist.

NESAMONY NADAR--Great Leader of the movement for the merger of Kanyakumari district with Tamil Nadu (then Madras State) from Kerala (then Travancore-Cochin state) and three times Lok Sabha MP.

Kavimani Desika Vinayagam Pillai -- (renowned Tamil poet and Scholar)

  T.V. Ramasubbaiyer --Founder of "Dina Malar" - a leading Tamil daily

Sathavathani Sheikh Thambi Pavalar -- (Tamil poet, scholar and Freedom fighter)

       Mullanchery M. Velaian -- social worker, drama writer and drama artist...    

 S. Venkitaramanan -- Ex-Governor of Reserve Bank of India

Admiral Sushil Kumar -- 18th Chief of Naval Staff of India

Walter Devaram -- Former Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu.   

Shylendara Babu -- IPS, Inspector General of Police (Special Task Force)

  G. Nanchil Kumaran-- I.P.S - Retired I.P.S Officer(Former City Commissioner-Greater Chennai)

John Nicolson -- Commissioner of Police, Salem

H. S. S. Lawrence -- Director of School Education Tamil Nadu, UNESCO Adviser Afghanistan

`Kalaivanar` N. S. Krishnan-- Veteran Tamil Film Comedian and Drama Artist

  Sukumari -- actress of south indian films

Sathyan--Famous leading actor of Malayalam films

   T.N. Gopakumar -- Asianet TV

Kamukara Purushothaman -- Musician, Malayalam Playback Singer

Thikkurissi Sukumaran -- Malayalam Actor, Poet

  S. Ramesan Nair -- Malayalam Lyricist

 Vijay Antony -- Indian film composer

K.V.Mahadevan -- (1918–2001) , Famous Film Music Director & National Award Winner.

J. C. Daniel --The first film-maker of malayalam film

   Vasanth -- businessman. Owner of Vasanth and Co retail chain and Vasanth TV

V. G. Panneerdas -- VGP Universal Kingdom, businessman.

Dr. Jeppiaar -- Chancellor of Sathyabama University and founder of Jeppiar Group of Institutions.  

Nanjil Nadan -- writer

Jeyamohan-- renowned literary writer and novelist in Tamil and Malayalam

David Davidar - English writer and ex-CEO of Penguin India (publishers)

    Thoppil Mohamed Meeran -- Tamil Novelist

 Viswanathan Raman -- Father of Chest Medicine in India.
A Sivathanu Pillai is the chief controller of the Research and Development and also holds the rank of "Distinguished Scientist" at the Defence Research and Development Organisation at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India.
 Ranjan Roy Daniel -- Famous for Electromagnetic Theory in Physics

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