Indian Freedom Fighter:
V.O. Chidambaram Pillai
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Chidambaram Pillai goes the credit of launching, as the
first Indian, a Steam Navigation Company that ran a
service between Tuticorin and Colombo. He did it in the
interests of the nation's economy, and of course,
against the British rule.
V.O. Chidambaram Pillai came out of the Congress in
He was born on September 5, 1872 in Ottapidaram,
Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. He had his education
in Tuticorin and took a Degree in Law form Madras.
V.O.Chidambaram pillai , affectionately called 'Swadeshi
pillai' or 'Vande Mataram pillai' by ordinary folk, was
the chief organizer of the Swadeshi movement. He was a
practicising lawyer at tuticorin and was successful in
his profession. He could command great influence and
respect as lawyers generally did in those days.
began to take interest in many public activities and was
one of the earliest to start 'Dharma Sangh' for
hand-loom industry and 'Swadeshi Stores' for the sale of
India-made things to the people. Though great men like
Kasthuri Renga Iyengar, Doraisami Iyer and Chakkarai
Chettiar were also taking a prominent part in the
Nationalist upsurge , it was given to V.O.Chidambaram to
achieve the impossible and get immortalized as the
'Pioneer of Indian Shipping'. His unique and powerful
expression of swadeshi activity was the starting of the
Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company which was registered
on the 12th of November 1906. It required some supreme
courage to go to jail in those days. A number of
patriots went to jail in our fight for freedom. V.O.C
was the pioneer who showed the way.
VOC HOME AT OTTAPIDARAM
VOC speaks about Barathiar at this link:-
வறுமையில் வாடும் வ.உ.சி வாரிசுகள்
Sardar A.Vedaratnam Pillai of Vedaraniam, Tamil Nadu
his Grandson Dr. Thayumanasamy Somasundaram of USA @ Indian Azadi Divas
(Independence Day Celebrations) August 19, 2006,
4:00-6:00 PM, Heritage Hall,
RA Gray Building, Tallahassee, Florida
Vedaratnam Pillai was born on 25th February 1897 in Vedaraniam to
merchants Appakutty Pillai and Thangam Aachi.
He belonged to the Saiva (vegetarian) Pillai community.
Vedaratnam Pillai was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel,
He joined India’s Freedom Struggle as a teenager.
In 1930, with Rajaji, he Organised Tamilnadu Salt Satyagraha like Dandi
Government which made him pay triple the damages: a fine, time in jail,
and confiscated his land and property.
Arrested several times and spent several months in prison.
Elected three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of
He donated all his MLA salary to Shri Ramakrishna Mission.
In 1946, he founded the Kasthurba Gandhi Kanya Gurukulam in Vedaraniam.
Kripananda Variar Swamihal
is also a Veera Saiva Pillai from Vellore District.
His student Mangayarkarasi is also now a famous Tamil Bhakthi
Orator, she is called Lady Kripananda Variar.
Ananda Renga Pillai, Dubash, French Colony,
Ananda Ranga Pillai
(March 30, 1709 – January 16, 1761), ஆனந்தரங்கம் பிள்ளை was a
dubash in the service of the
French East India Company.
Famous for his set of
private diaries from the years 1736 to 1761 which portray life
in 18th century
own ship Anandappuravi
on high seas.
Was born in
Madras in a well-to-do
Ananda Ranga Pillai was born to Tiruvengada Pillai
Also Stories of Tiruvengada Pillai, Nainiya Pillai, Guruva Pillai.
Till his death, Guruva Pillai had functioned as the chief dubash of
Suburban villages of Pondicherry were leased for 5 years to Kumara
Pillai, Chandramadi Pillai, and Ella Pillai....
Tyagaraja Desikar wrote Ananda Rangan Kovai,
a poem of 400 lines in praise of Ananda Ranga Pillai
சிவன் கோவில் காத்த திருமகன்
Regarding Destruction of Vedapuriswaran
From the Private Diary of Ananda Ranga Pillai, it can be confirmed
Madame Dupleix indulged in religious persecution against local
Hindus. Few extracts from his dairy confirm this.
Pierre Christoph Le Noir had great regard for
Tiruvengada Pillai and his family.
Read more at
A protégé of Narayana Pillai, Pachaiyappa
Mudaliar rose to dubash-ship soon after the demise of his mentor.
கூவத்தில் குளித்தவர் 1794ல்...
Pachaiyappa Mudaliar was born in a poor family in Periyapalaiyam in
Thanjavur district. Invited to Madras by dubash Narayana Pillai
he became a dubash in his teens and amassed a fortune by the
time he was 21.
JAIHIND SHENBAGA RAMAN PILLAI:
Pillai joined Hitler and fought against British by bombing Chennai by
the ship Embden. Pillai had the privilege of being the Foreign Minister
of the Provisional Government of India set up in
Afghanistan in December 1915, with
Raja Mahendra Pratap of
President. Maulana Barkatulla as Prime Minister. However, the defeat of
the Germans in the war shattered the hopes of the revolutionaries.
Pillai raised his voice against the view of
Adolf Hitler that Indians were still incapable of ruling themselves,
and he even forced Hitler to apologise in writing.
read more at
Maruthanayagam Pillai (or Mathuranayagam Pillai) alias Yusuf Khan was
1725 in the village of Panaiyur, in Rammnad family of
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (who was in the service of
Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah, the Nawab of Arcot, for three years),
mentions in his 'Genuine Memoirs of Asiaticus'
 (2nd Ed 1785,page 160), that Maruda Pillai was of royal
extraction and high descent.
The Scots Magazine (for the year 1765,page 264) tells of a letter
written by a gentleman in the East Indies to a friend in Scotland, from
the military camp before Palamcottah, dated 22 October 1764 (a
week after his hanging), wherein Maruda Pillai is said to be 'descended
from the ancient seed of that nation'
By 1760 Yusuf Khan had reached the zenith of his career as the
'all-conquering' military commandant. (A few years earlier he had been
given the rank of 'Commandant of Company's sepoys'). His greatest
supporter during this period was
George Pigot, the English governor in Madras. Yusuf Khan was held in
very high esteem even after his death by the English and in their
opinion he was one of the two great military geniuses India had ever
produced; the other being
Ali of Mysore. Yusuf Khan was regarded for his strategy and Hyder
Ali for his speed. Major General Sir.
John Malcolm said of him almost a fifty years later,"Yusuf
Khan was by far the bravest and ablest of all the native soldiers ever
to serve the English in India".
Saivaneri Page for Marudanayagam Pillai
Everybody knows this Great Pillai from Sri Lanka.
Velup Pillai Prabakaran who fought for Equal Rights, Respect,
Dignity, Equal Opportunities for Tamils in Lanka which is still being
denied by Singala Goons there.
Dear Tiger Leader! even though you died with your family, you died for a
Just Cause, a Right Cause, a Great Dream which is still remains to be
achieved. You have become a True Martyr for Tamil Freedom.
Saiva Vellalars worked hard for the growth of Tamil. The list of Tamil
bards in Saiva Pillai caste is endless. Only some GEMS are listed here.
Kavimani is one of them.
Read more here
Ra.Su. Nallaperumal -Writer, Doctor
This man is from
Tirunelveli. He wrote many novels which were critically acclaimed.
but unfortunately, he was not prolific writer.
read more here..
Ra.Pi. Sethup Pillai, Rajavallipuram Tirunelveli Dt.
man is from Tirunelveli. He wrote many novels which were critically
He is called the King of Tamil Short
Stories. Tirunelveli Saiva Pillai. Lived in penury, died a legend.
Still Tamil Ilakkiya Perumakkal refers him for measuring the
Ilakkiyath tharam of any short story
Read more about him here
Writer, Sakitya Akademy Winner, Gygna Peeda Award Winner: Jeyakanthan
Many people were thinking he was
a Naidu, Nayakkar. Now, thanks to Internet and his own Interview, we all
come to know this GREAT SHORT STORY WRITER of 20th Century Tamilnadu, is
one of our folk!. Famous for his thoughts, outbursts. A great Communist
Comrade!. read more at...
Jeyakanthan Life history in geocities
Jeyakanthan's comments on Casteism & the resulting fury blogs
சைவ வேளாளர் பிரிவை சேர்ந்தவர், சொந்த ஊர் கடலூர்
ஜெயகாந்தன்: நாவல், சிறுகதை உலகின் புரட்சி மன்னர். சிறந்த மேடைப் பேச்சாளர்.
யாருக்கும் அஞ்சாமல் மனதில் பட்டதைத் துணிச்சலுடன் எழுதும் வல்லமை படைத்தவர்.
பல விருதுகளைப் பெற்ற இவரை ‘ஞானபீட விருது’ தேடிவந்து பெருமை கொண்டது. நான்
‘சாதி’ பேசறதா நினைக்கக்கூடாது. ‘ஒரு இலக்கியவாதியின் அரசியல் அனுபவங்களில்’
நீங்கள் எழுதினீர்கள்’, எதிர்காலத்தில் என் பெயருக்குப் பின்னால் ஏதேனும்
பட்டம் போட்டுக் கொள்ள ஆசைப்பட்டால் என் ஜாதிப்பெயரான ‘பிள்ளைமார்’ என்ற
பட்டத்தையே போட்டுக்கொள்வேன்’ என்று.
was born on 22 April 1962 to S.Baguleyan Pillai and B.Visalakshi Amma in
Arumanai, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. Baguleyan Pillai was an accounts clerk
in the Arumanai registrar's office. Visalakshi Amma hailed from a family
of intellectuals and trade-unionists – Jeyamohan considered her equal to
Saraswati in learning and erudition.
Tamil Author: Vallik
Kannan, Sakitya Academy Winner, Rajavallipuram Tirunelveli Dt.
He is 80 years old now. Living legend. Got a pat from Ra. Pi. Sethup
Pillai, another legend, who also belong to the same village.
Read more about him at
His Anathology of short stories
interview to intamm.com
வல்லிக்கண்ணன்: தமிழ் இலக்கிய உலகில் தனித்தடம் பதித்தவர். ‘கிராம
ஊழியன்’ ஆசிரியர். நாடகம், புதுக்கவிதை, திறனாய்வு, மொழிபெயர்ப்பு, வாழ்க்கை
வரலாறு என்று பல்வேறு தளங்களில் தமிழை வளர்த்தவர்.
Vanna Nilavan -Tirunelveli Son of the Soil,
Nilavan is a living Tamil Prose writer. He wrote many Tamil Novels.
read more about him at
worked with Thuglak, Subhamangala, Kannadasan magazines
Just SSLC pass. But a good writing skill. Now lives at Mambalam, Chennai
சிறப்புச் சிறுகதை : வண்ணநிலவன்
Tamil Religious Poet, Singer: Thirumurha Kribanandha Variyar
Muruga Bakhthar Kribanandha Variyar is a Great Saivaite.
His Porul Uraigal on many of the Saivaite Philosophies
Listen to His Voice at Music India OnLine -
Thirumuruga Kirubananda Variyar Swamigal
Tamil Film Director Tirunelveli Thiru.Vikraman Pillai
Famous for his Family oriented Movies.
Pudhu Vasantham to now still a simple man.
see his interview at
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want to publish them here!
Actor Vijay's dad S.A. Chandrasekar is also a pillai (Christian)
Vijay married Sangeetha Sornalingam Pillai, of Sri
Lankan Tamil descent,
on August 25, 1999. They have two children, a son born in 2000 in
London, and a daughter born in 2005 in Chennai.
Kiraamaththuk Kuyil, Naattup Padal Nayagi Thirumathi. Dr.
This Woman has changed the face of Tamil Village by bringing their
Naattup Paadalgal in their Original Flavour ("Mann Vaasanai")
Her collection is a Tribute to Tamil Naattup pura paadalgal. She
has done DOCTORATE im Madurai Kamaraj University on Tamil
Naatuppurap paadalgal, later on released the casattes which still
sell fast, appeared in many TV, Radio Shows.
Artist, YOGA :SUN TV Pugazh Asana Andiyappan
Tirunelveli Saiva Pillai man - great scholar of Yoga - Hastha
Tamil Politician, DMK: A.L.Subramaniam
MA,BL Avargal Ex-MLA, Tirunelveli
Fondly called as "ALS", Saiva Pillai Community.
remembered as Ki. Aa. Pe, this man has a lot for Tamil.
is now the Prime Time News Reader in SUN TV.
Took SC/ST people into Tiruchi Malaikovil Temple
Gen. Secretary of Justice Party.
Fought against Hindi Language Imposition on Tamilnadu.
Important person to Rejuvanate Tamilisai.
Secretary, 2nd World Tamil Conference.
Wrote 26 Books, good Orator.
http://www.intamm.com/aringargal/vish.htm கி.ஆ.பெ. விஸ்வநாதம்:
தமிழர்களுக்காக வாழ்நாள் முழுவதும் பாடுபட்டவர். ‘தமிழர் மாநாடு’ கூட்டி
இந்தித் திணிப்புக்கு எதிராக தமிழர்களைத் தட்டி எழுப்பியவர். ‘தமிழ்
மருந்துகள், தமிழ்ச் செல்வம்’ உள்ளிட்ட 25 நூல்கள் எழுதியவர். 96 வயது
வரை பெருவாழ்வு வாழ்ந்தவர்.
Tamil Writer, Poet:
Life History and Literary Works of Meenakshisundaram Pillai
Ta. Ca. Meenakshisundaram Pillai (1815 - 1876 ). Life History.
Vittiyavarttini Accukkutam, Visu, Avani, . ...
Mathematician : S. S. PILLAI AN OUTSTANDING INDIAN NUMBER
S. Sivasankaranarayana Pillai is well known for his contributions in
the theory of numbers, in particular, in the Warning's problem.
S. S. Pillai born at Vallam near the famous Water falls town namely
Courtallam which is situated in Tirunelveli district, Tamilnadu. His
parents were Subbayya Pillai and Gomati Ammal.
at isical dot
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thangadurai_kr at yahoo
dot co dot uk
see the site
கணிதமேதை எஸ்.எஸ். பிள்ளை: உலகப் புகழ் பெற்ற கணித மேதை. 300 ஆண்டுகளாக
விடை காணாத கேம்ப்ரிட்ஜ் பல்கலைக் கழக கணிதப் பேராசிரியர் வாரிங்
என்பவரின் கணிதப் புதிருக்கு விடை கண்டு பிடித்தவர். 1950-ல்
சான்பிரான்ஸிஸ்கோவில் நடந்த உலக கணித விஞ்ஞானிகள் மாநாட்டிற்குத் தலைமை
தாங்கச் சென்றபோது விமான விபத்தில் உயிர் நீத்தவர்.
அகிலன்: தமிழ் மொழிக்கு சிறந்த நாவல்களையும்
சிறுகதைகளையும் படைத்தவர். இலக்கியத்திற்காக வழங்கப்படும் மிக உயரிய
விருதான ஞானபீடவிருதை தமிழில் முதன் முதலாகப் பெற்று சரித்திரம்
Mathematician: Pillai's Conjecture
Number Theory >, Diophantine Equations v. Number Theory >,
Special Numbers >, Figurate Numbers >, Number Powers v. Pillai's
Artist, Baratha Natyam: Pandanallur C. Subbaraya Pillai
Pandanallur C. Subbaraya Pillai was born December 7, 1914 to
Chokkalingam Pillai and Sengammal in the village of Pandanallur,
which is in the Tanjavur district.
Subbaraya Pillai, together with his father Chokkalingam Pillai
(1893-1968), and his grandfather
Minakshisundaram Pillai (1869-1954) are the creators and repository
of the Pandanallur style of Bharathanatyam.
These three Gurus had a direct access to the Tanjore Quartet
compositions as part of their family
heritage. Minakshisundaram Pillai inherited this knowledge from a
relative on his mother's side called Kumarasamy nattuvanar, who
in turn was trained by one of the descendants of the Tanjore
Subbaraya Pillai spent his childhood and adolescence as an
apprentice nattuvanar training in the home and school of his
grandfather Minakshisundaram Pillai. Later, he came with his father,
Chokkalingam Pillai, to Madras and jointly
taught with him at a school at Egmore in Madras. He
has trained two of his granddaughters, G. Vasumathy and G.
Vanitha, as dancers and nattuvanars. During the course of his long
career he has trained many
talented dancers and is held in esteem by his peers.
Artist, TV Director: SUN TV Metti Oli Drama Director
Thirumurugan Bsc, D C Tech
DRAMA's popularity says it all, Mr. Thirumurugan is a NEW ACHIEVER
of the PILLAI DOM. Let GOD help him achieve more!.
Malayalam Writer: Thagazhi Sivasakara Pillai (Kerala
He was a doyen of Malayalam
Literature. His Magnum Opus was Chem meen. Sahitya Academy Winner.
Tamil Films, Comedy: Kalaivanar N.S. Krishnan [populary called as
His house in Nagercoil Ozhiginasery is near by my uncle's house.
It is a big bungalow, now a state museum in respect of NSK. NSK is
responsible for many Laughter Revolution with Scientific Touch in
Tamil Films. His Dramas and Films with MN Rajam, Actress and wife,
were a great attraction in the Black & White Cinema Era. Kamalhasan
emulates him in some of his Fun Films.
Actress, Danceuse Padmini : along with her
sisters Lalitha Ragini [?Travancore sisters? ] and niece Shobhana,
all Bharatanatyam dancers from Poojapura in Thiruvananthapuram in
Kerala. Born to landlord Thankappan Pillai and Saraswati Amma,
Padmini learnt dance along with her sisters when she was four under
teachers Guru Gopinath and T M Mahalingam Pillai. They run a
successful Bharatanatyam school at New Jersey, USA read more at
Scientist: Professor, PADMA SHREE Dr. Sivathanu Pillai
Director BrahMOS Supersonic Ballistic Missile Program
Defence Research Development Organisation
"Avvai Shanmuki" Avvaai
T.K.Shanmugam Pillai: Stage Actor, of those yester years. So
impressed by his acting skills, recently Tamil Cinema Giant Kamal
Haasan named one of his movies after him as "Avvai Shanmuki",
commemorating TK Shanmugam Annachi's famous Female Roles on Stage.
Great Saint Thirunavukkarasar: Poet, Tamil
Thirumurai hymns on Shiva.
No need to explain this person, I
hope. To Read extensively about their MIRACLES,
Tirunelveli Dt., Tamil Litt. Giant.
..."In the course of centuries the Tamil Saivas, who were
vegetarians and who had looked upon the Aryas as mlecchas for
their [habits of] meat-eating and drinking intoxicants and as
untouchables came, by the force of juxtaposition, of aryan
adaptability, and of political contingencies, to be reconciled
to the ways and habits of their neighbours and to accept the
authority of the Vedas, [...] Saivaism, accepting the Vedic
rule, became metamorphosed into Vaidika Saivaism." (p154-55)
Companion Studies to the History of Tamil Literature by Kamil
Barata Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi
(daughter of Madurai Shanmugavadivu of Devadasi
heritage),married to Brahmin
M.L.Vasantakumari (daughter of Lalitangi, also of
Vocalist Kanchipuram Naina Pillai (1889-1934), Veena Dhanammal
Violinist Malaikottai Govindaswamy Pillai (1879-1931),
Violinist Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai (1898-1970),
Mrudangist Pudukottai Dakshinamurthy Pillai (1875-1937),
Mrudangist Palani Subramania Pillai (1909-1962);
Musicologist and vocalist Prof. Dandapani Desikar (Mid 20th
Others veterans, namely, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu was from
and Chowdaiah, a Lingayat, was from Mysore. read more
about them here...
Nadaswaram geniuses:- (Karukkurichi Arunachalam,
Tiruvaduturai Rajaratnam Pillai and others) and all Nattuvanar
legends Kittappa Pillai, Ramaiya Pillai, Meenakshisundaram
Pillai were Isai Vellaalars. But Nattuvangam and Nadaswaram were
exclusive domains of Isai Vellaalars.
Thirunal Composers and Musicians
Shri Thiraviyam Lekshmanan Pillai,
born Tiruchendur, Tinelveli District of Tamil Nadu, settled
at Trivandrum Palace, Kerala Lekshmanan Pillai can be rightly
described as a musical institution in Thiruvananthapuram at that
time. Shri Pillai had made significant contributions to bring
out the Travancore. State Mannual A comprehensive website on the
life and music of Swathi Thirunal Composers and Musicians
T. Lakshmanan Pillai (1864-1950)
read more at ....
Minatchi Suntharam Pillai joined the
ThiruvAvaduthurai mutt [Aatheenam]
at an early age and was
involved in teaching Thamizh literature and Saiva Sitthantham to
the students. Based on his extraordinary talents, he was
conferred the title of Maha Vidwan (great scholar). PiLLai's
students include U.V.SAminAtha iyer, MAyUram VEthanAyakam
PiLLai, Sauvri rAyalu PiLLai, PUvaLUr ThiyagarAja ChettiAr
all of them famous in their own rights. PiLLai was a prolific
writer and had the incredible talent of writing quickly as well.
The work, akilANda nAyaki MAlai is said to have been completed
by the time he returned from the temple. After Kampan he appears
to have written the most number of poems which exceed 200,000 in
about 80 works.
Kalyana Sundaram Pillai, Vickramasingapuram, Friend of Mahakavi
read his recollections about his friendship with
பரலி. சு. நெல்லையப்பர்: பாரதியாரின் உற்ற தோழர். அவரது
நூல்கள் வெளிவர காரணமாக இருந்தவர். பாரதியாரின் இறுதிக்காலம் வரை
உடன் இருந்த தேசத் தொண்டர்.
Writer, Tamil Novels:
Mayuram Vedanayagam Pillai,
who wrote "Prathaba Mudaliyar Charithiram" , the first Tamil
Novel was a Munsif in Mayavaram or Mayuram or
Mayil Aadu Thurai or Mayiladuthurai.
Pandanallur Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai and Ponniah Pillai
1869-1954 . One of the sons of the
Tanjour Quartet. He developed the Pandanallur- vani, also known
as the Thanjavour style. He taught many great dancers like
Rukmini Devi. He was one of the first teachers at Kalakshetra.
Krishna Iyer, the greatest critic and writer here of B Natya,
says that Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai
is the greatest teacher
went to Bangalore and was delighted to find my Kalakshetra
guru, Shri Muthukumara Pillai, there, with whom I continued
working while dancing with Ram Gopal as his partner.
Arundale saw a performance of the dance form known as
?Sadhir? for the first time. The dancers were the
Pandanallur ? sisters ? Rajeswari and Jeevaratnam. Pandanallur
Meenakshi ? Sundaram Pillai conducted the performance, assisted
by his son ?in ? law Chokkalingam pillai. Rukmini Devi was
enchanted by the dance and wanted to learn it.
[Tanjore, Thanjavur] Quartet: All are
Sivanandanam, and Vadivelu make up this Quartet. They are four
brothers that made Bharatanatyam into what it is today. They
modified it so that it was decent using the Natya Shastra. They
were born into a choreographer and composer family and were
educated in music by Muthuswami Dikshitar, a highly respected
musician. They changed some aspects of the dance that were
considered vulgar and inappropriate. They made adavus for dance
practice. They also made many songs for Bharatanatyam that are
still used today.
Chinniyah- born in 1802, the oldest
He took Bharatanatyam to Mysore/Karnataka, other states in
Ponniyah- born in 1804, the second oldest
Sivanandam- born in 1808, the third oldest
These two stayed where they were in the Thanjour court.
Vadivelu- born in 1810, the youngest
He changed the violin so that it could be played with Karnatic
music, a popular type of music in South India. He also made
Mohiniyattam, another Indian dance.
more about Ponniah Pillai Ragangal
Saivaite saint, worked closely with EVR Periar to remove the bad
aspects of Hinduism.
Namakkal Kavingyar V.
Namakkal V Ramalingam Pillai, MahA Kavi SubramaNiya
BhArathiyAr belonged to a generation of Thamizh poets who grew
up at a time when the struggle for political freedom was in full
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நாமக்கல் கவிஞர் ராமலிங்கம் பிள்ளை: உப்பு சத்தியாகிரகத்தில் கலந்து
கொண்ட தொண்டர்கள் இவரது “கத்தியின்றி ரத்தமின்றி யுத்தம் ஒன்று
வருகுது” பாடலைத்தான் வழிநெடுக முழக்கமிட்டார்கள்.
Tamil Researcher, Aringyar,
S. Vaiyapuri Pillai
editor, literary historian, scholar in Tamil Literature,
essayist, prose writer
History of Tamil language and literature; beginning to 1000 A.
Ilakkiya manimalai. 3rd ed. 1964.
Ilakkiya tipam. .
Tamizh ilakkiya caritattil kaviya kalam. .
Tamizhar panpatu, Chennai: thamizh puttakalayam, 1949, 1963
Tamizhccutar manikal : mutal kovai
Chennai: Kumari Malark Kariyalayam, 1949, 1968
Tiravita mozhikalil araycci. .
Vaiyapuripillai's history of Tamil language and literature :
from the beginning to 1000 A.D.
Vaiyapurip Pillai nurkalanciyam, Kampan kaviyam. .
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V.T. Subramania Pillai was born in a
family of devoted servants of Lord Murukan in Chingleput on 11
December 1846 to Sri Tanikachalam and Smt Lakkumi Ammal, of
Rishi Karuneegar sect and Gautama gotra. It was a Friday and the
star was Uttira. His grandfather Karpagam Pillai was an ardent
devotee of Lord Murukan at Tiruttani and it is said that Lord
Murukan had guided him through dreams on several occasions.
Maraimalai Adikalar Founder of
Thanith Tamil Iyakkam,
மறைமலை அடிகளார், தனித் தமிழ் இயக்கம்
Saiva Siddhanta Maha Samajam.
Born on 15 July 1876 at Nagapattinam.
Studied Tamil under Ve. Narayanasamy Pillai.
Friend of Manonmaniyam
Sundaram Pillai. Research scholar
proficient in Tamil, Sanskrit and English. Wrote
a commentary on the
Thiruvasagam. His famous research work is Manikkavacakarin
Malai Atikal 's comment on vellalars
In a lecture in Jaffna entitled Tamilar Nakarikam..
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He has published highly influential volumes on saivite
traditions and tamil as a language. But
few know about his works on health and medicine.
Particularly his two volume work titled
"How to Live for Hundred Years" , and
"Suitable and Unsuitable Food".
It took him twenty four years to complete this work
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