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எம் தமிழகத்தின் வைர, வைடூரியங்களை
இங்கு காண்பிப்பதில் பெருமை அடைகிறோம்

Villuppattu Kalaignyar வில்லுப்பாட்டு கலைஞர் :
"Kalai Mamani" Subbu Arumugam Pillai
from : Sathirapudhukulam near Thirunelveli
Son of Avana Subbiah Pillai and Subbammal

conferred with D.Litt degree by the 'World Academy of Arts and Culture'
Eric Miller an American Researcher, came to Chennai to learn Villupaattu, he will present his research work in Pennyslvania University.
Read The Hindu Article on Villupattu Artist Subbu Arumugam Pillai
 
http://www.chennaionline.com/chennaicitizen/2003/arumugam.asp

www.intamm.com/winnosai/villisubbu.htm

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Former Principal of Government Music College
Tirupambaram Shanmugasundaram

?தமிழகத்தின் ?பொற்காலம்? எனப் போற்றப்படும் சங்க காலம் தொட்டு இன்றைய காலம் வரையிலும் தமிழ் அழியாது பாடுபடுவோர் பிள்ளைமார்களே என்பதுதான் வரலாற்றுச் சிறப்பு. http://dondu.blogspot.com/

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._D._Swamikannu_Pillai

Diwan Bahadur Lewis Dominic Swamikannu Pillai
CIE (b. February 11, 1865 - d. September 10, 1925) was an Indian politician, historian, linguist, astronomer and administrator who served as the second President of the Madras Legislative Council.
 

Swamikannu Pillai was born in a poor Indian Christian family of Madras Presidency on February 11, 1865.[1]

Pillai had his schooling in Madras and graduated in law before doing his LlB.[2]

When the then President of the Madras Legislative Council, P.Rajagopalachari resigned his post in 1924 to join the India Council, elections were held for the post of President. In February 1925, Swamikannu Pillai took charge as the first elected President of the Madras Legislative Council.[3

Swamikannu Pillai was made a "Diwan Bahadur" and finally, a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in the 1924 New Year Honours' List.[5]

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Thiruvarur S Latchappa Pillai ? a legend
Thanks to http://tiruvarurlatchappa.com/

Thiruvarur S Latchappa Pillai was born in the year 1925 ,
Nov 28.
The musical family of Tiruvarur Saminatha Pillai and Vandammal.

Drawn by histrionic talents:

Chidambaram Jayarama Pillai, the maternal uncle was in those days acting and playing in various roles along with singing in Bala Vinodha Sabha of Madurai. Jayarama Pillai was living with Saminatha Pillai. Naturally drawn by him, young Latchappa who was barely about six years then, followed suit. Young Latchapp was a sensation as he could sing and act well. But all was not too well for more than a year. The company became bankrupt following heavy losses sustained following wash out of its programmes while tented in Virudhachalam when heavy rain played havoc.

Tutelage:
http://www.tiruvarurlatchappa.com/

Latchappa moved over to Chidambaram at the tender age of seven and was with his sister?s family. Brother in law (Sister?s husband) Natarajasundaram Pillai encouraged the boy to learn vocal music.
At the age of eight, Latchappa was back at Thiruvarur. He learnt about 40 varnam and 200 keerthanam from his brother Balasubramania Pillai. When under ten years of age, Latchappa, had opportunity to play in the processions taken out by the Justice Party members lead by Periyar E V Ramasami. For long Latchappa was the preferred Nadhaswaram player for the party.
Destiny:
On the passing away of his mother, Latchappa moved to his Brother-in law Natarajasundaram Pillai?s place in Kandanur in Chettinad. Here Latchappa learnt nadhaswaram playing and mastered the art under his Guru. He accompanied his Guru in various performances and gained great experience and expertise.
Natarajasundaram Pillai took teenager Latchappa with him to Colombo. In Yazhpanam nadhaswaram playing had large following and hence, Latchappa was invited to perform there for about five years. Latchappa barely 12, would be in Colombo for six months, performing in various nadhaswaram programmes and would return to Thiruvarur for six months.

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Freedom Fighters
Ramanatha Pillai, Freedom Fighter : Read what The Hindu says
lodged in the Kuzhithurai sub-jail for over a month without warrant.
He was also expelled from his school at Suchindram.
Follower of Nagercoil S. Sivan Pillai, who later became Member of Parliament.
He later came under the leadership of Sundaram Pillai in Thovalai and Agastheeswaram.

Coin Collector Thiruvanandapuram P. Kumaraswamy Pillai

"The Hindu" Article: Coin Collector Kumarasamy Pillai

Kerla Govt Famous Decorated Pillai Officials

Stamps on Famous Pillai released by M.Karunanidhi avargal  





Kanyakumari Famous IVF Hospital Founder Dr. Gopala Pillai
Dr.Gopala Pillai was born in a small village called Manavalakuruchi, and went on to graduate in medicine from the Madras Medical college in the year 1920. website: http://www.gph.in/
http://www.drgopalpillaihospital.com/  

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Villupuram Chinniah Pillai "Sivaji" Ganesan,
Actor par excellence! Agamudaia Pillai - Part of Thevar Community.
Great Actor.
Awarded Chevalier, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shree, Dadha Saheb Phalke Award..
read more here:-  http://www.sivaji-prabhu.com/birth.htm

see info about all his movies at World best Internet Movie Database Site

 

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Sportsman, Indian Hockey:

Dhanraj Pillai, settled in Pune. GREAT INDIAN HOCKEY MAN.

http://www.bharatiyahockey.org/khiladi/2000/dhanraj.htm



 


 

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Govt Clerk, Brave Man: Tiruchendur Subramania Pillai
Tiruchendur Devasthanam Clerk, straight forward man. He refused to co-operate with some abuse of management of Tiruchendur Temple, during MGR period. Price was his suicide
 (?).
Many Tamils may have forgotton him, but his moral lives long after his death.

Tamil Writer, Activist: Prof. Pazha. Nedumaran
Jailed in POTA in Tamilnadu. He has fought for Tamil. Leader of Tamil Desiya Iyakkam a small Tamil Chauvinist(?) Party. Involved in the release of Veerappan, the Sandalwood smuggler.

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Politician, MDMK, DADA: New "Captain" of Tuticorin, Thalapathy SARAVANA PERUMAL MA,BL
Fondly called as "Thalapathy" this Notorious (!) man of Tuticorin can be compared to old BIG SHOTS of Tuticorin like Chiristopher, Karate Selvin. Now a member of MDMK. Did so many GOOD things for all people of Tili, Tuti Districts, but still more expected of him. His political dreams are yet to materialse. WE WISH HIM ALL THE BEST! He is found in most of the Saiva Pillai Marriage Posters! (not in Wedding Invitation card, for that VOC is used!)


Tamil Writer, Poet: Alwarthirunagari Alwar Ramanujam pillai  of Thoothukudi
Simple soul was all that could describe this man about. He wasneither a legend nor a mahathma. He had led a simplified life.Family profile of Alwarramanujam Pillai Ramaswamy
www.devarpran.tripod.com/

Scientist: R. Radhakrishna Pillai
 R. Radhakrishna Pillai. A distributed overload control algorithm for delay-bounded call setup. ...
www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/p/Pillai

Scientist: Intel Research Devadas Pillai
Research at Intel People Devadas Pillai. Devadas Pillai Lab/Group Name: Operational Decision Support Technology Job Function:Director.
http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/bios/pillai.htm  
www.intel.com/research/people/bios/d_pallai.htm

Mathematician: Pillai's Conjecture
Number Theory >, Diophantine Equations v. Number Theory >, Special Numbers >, Figurate Numbers >, Number Powers v. Pillai's Conjecture
www.mathworld.wolfram.com/PillaisConjecture.html

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High Profile Software Genius:  JavaScripts by Premshree
This is a collection of 22 JavaScripts by Premshree Pillai.
www.simtel.net/pub/pd/57885.html
  www.premshree.resource-locator.com/perl.htm

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All Pillai Music Maestros! இசை மேதைகள் -Thanks to Tirunelveli Saiva Anbar and many Websites who list them!

"Padmasri" Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai Vazhuvur Style Dance
Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai [SHOWN IN PHOTO LEFT]
 
http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/mayavaramgovindarajapillai.htm
Malaikottai Govindasami Pillai  http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/malaikottai.htm
Kumbhakonam Azhaganambi Pillai   http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/azhaganambi.htm
Palani SubramanYam Pillai  http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/palani.htm
Sarada Sivanandam http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/saradasivanandam.htm
Pudukkottai Manpoondia Pillai http://www.sangeetham.com/others/archives/manpillai.php3
Madurai Ponnuswami Pillai http://www.digitalmadurai.com/madurai/heritage/

http://www.saranamayyappa.org/Founder_Late_Dr_PA_Velayudhan_Pillai.htm
http://www.saranamayyappa.org/index.html
http://www.sangeetham.com/others/archives/mrdpillai.php3
T N Rajaratnam Pillai http://www.carnatica.net/artiste/rajaratnampillai.htm
http://www.omlinga.com/guru.html  More:http://www.indianleprosy.org/DrPillaiProfile.htm
T.K. Mahalingam Pillai
http://www.hindutemplerhythms.com/In%20Loving%20Memory.htm

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JM Somasundaram Pillai - Author of following Tamil Treatises:-
1. Five Tamil Idylls of Paththuppattu.
2. A History of Tamil Literature with texts and translations. Annamalainagar: (Author), 1968.
3. Two Thousand Years of Tamil Literature. An Anthology. Madras: Saiva siddhanta, 1959.
K.S. Sriniv?a Pillai - Again another Tamil Scholar
S. Anavarata Vin?akam Pillai  -there is no dearth of them, of course!
Shanmugam Pillai "Murukan in Cankam Literature: Veriyattu Tribal Worship",

http://www.geocities.com/tiruneelveli/Pillai/NarayanaPillaiPGovindasamyPillai.htm

Arunachalakavirayar (1711 - 1779)
He was born in 1712 AD. and in a life span of 67 years devoted to several scholarly Tamil art forms, his magnum opus was the creation of a mature mind at the age of sixty.
read more here

Eminent Mathematician K C Sreedharan Pillai His first post was as a statistician with the United Nations, a post he held from 1954 until 1962. Part of his duties in this post involved him founding the Statistical Center of the University of the Philippines. He was a visiting Professor and Advisor to the University over a number of years and supervised graduate students there.
http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Pillai.html


RmKViswanatha Pillai, Owner of Textile Houses RmKV -an ISO 9000 company, at Chennai and Tirunelveli. They are pioneers in Silk Saris, they got the President's Award for Quality and Artistic Weaving of Kerala Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings and Darasuram Tanjore Temple paintings on silk saris. Their Sari ranges from low cost Rs.200 to Rs. 2 Lakhs. Excellent company, excellent management, ethics.

Mr.Nanjil Nadan aka G.Subramaniam, Tamil Novelist
In his credit he has many tamil novels and short story collections. His novels like Enpilathanai Veil Kayum, Thalai Keezh vikithangal (SOLL MARANTHA KATHAI) are well received by tamil readers. He is presently living in Coimbatore. In his latest book " Nanjil Naatu Vellalar Vaazkaium Varalurum" best explains ups and downs of Nanjil Nattu vellala history.
Read what The Hindu says about him here:-  http://www.hindu.com/
Read and buy his Book "Nanjil Vellalar Vazhkai" here


Mr.Dalavai sundaram
,TN minister

Mr.Suresh Rajan, Ex Minister

Mr.Azhagam Perumal Tamil Film Director, Dum Dum Dum


Dr.Rajasekaran Pillai UGC Direcor
Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission,
New Delhi http://www.ugc.ac.in/more/pillai.html


 




Mr.Iraianbu IAS


SUN TV News Readers Meera Krishna, Srikkant (Grand children of Ki. Aa. Pe. Visuvanatham Pillai, great Tamil Writer)

Lalitha Jewellers = www.lalithajewellers.com

Tamil Novel Writer Nellai Kannan

Dr.Jeevanandham, aka "Jeeva" 21.8.1906 to 18.1.1963
Great communist leader and famous stage speaker
Marumakkal Vazhi Pillaimar. He was born in Bootha pandi, a village near by Nagercoil. TN Govt built a Mani mandapam. See it here...

http://www.tn.gov.in/tamiltngov/memorial/jeeva.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Jeevanandham

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooty_Kesava_Pillai

Pattu Kesava Pillai was born in a Vellalar family of Pattu in North Arcot district on October 8, 1860. He studied in Madras and began his career as a journalist for The Hindu. In 1883, at the age of 22, Kesava Pillai was appointed The Hindu's correspondent for Gooty. From then on, Kesava Pillai became known as "Gooty Kesava Pillai".

Kesava Pillai was elected to Gooty municipality. He participated in the first session of the Indian National Congress held at Bombay on December 28, 1885. Staunchly opposed to the Justice Party and the Dravidian Movement.

Kesava Pillai served in the Madras Legislative Council. Did number of reforms. Principal architect of the Jail Commission, Jail policy resolution - passed by the government of the Raja of Panagal. Created the Madras Forest Commission. Kesava Pillai elected Vice-President of the Madras Legislative Council.

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Kumara Guruparar, Author of Sakala Kala Valli Maalai

He is born in Sreevaikundam village to Shanmuga Sikamani Kavirayar and Sivakama Sundari. He was dumb till 5 years. His parents took him to Trichendur Lord Murugan Temple, where he got speech due to Murugan Arul. So he started singing in the name of lord. He sang many Tamil hymns, out of which
Sakala Kala Valli Maalai = for children to get good marks in studies
Meenakshiammai Pillaith Thamizh
Muthukumara Swamy Pillai Thamizh
Chidambara Mummanik Kovai
Chidhambara Seyyut Kovai
Neethi Neri Vizhakkam.... were outstanding contributions.

MALAIKKOTTAI GOVINDASAMI Pillai, a violinist of outstanding calibre

He belonged to the Saiva Vellala community. was born in the small village of Achyuthamangalam near Nannilam situated in the proverbial district of art and culture, Thanjavur, in March 1878...

read more here http://www.hindu.com/gpillai


 

Vikram Vishnu Pillai  http://www.bharatiyahockey.org/khiladi/2004/vikram.htm
World famous Indian Hockey Player

Social Worker: Dr. A. R. K. Pillai http://www.indianleprosy.org/DrPillaiProfile.htm

Dr. A. R. K. Pillai's responsibilities include: President  Indian Leprosy Foundation Hon. PR Advisor GLRA (Germany)/ ALES (Switzerland)  Member WHO/ Govt. of India - Evaluation Team and many more social services

Guru Mahalingam Pillai  TK Mahalingam Pillai Dancer
Danceuse
Guru TK Mahalingam Pillai
http://www.hindutemplerhythms.com/Inlovingmemory.html

Narthangi.com says
Great Bharatha natyam dancer, teacher.
His disciples include world famous
Viji Prakash
Mythili Prakash
Sudha Chandrasekhar

 

 


பேராசான் சதாவதானி நா. கதிரவேற்பிள்ளை
N. KATHIRAVETPILLAI (1871 - 1907)
ழ்ப்பாணம் மேலைப் புலோலியில், நாகப்ப பிள்ளை, சிவகாமி அம்மையாரின் இல்லறப் பயனாக, 1871 ஆம் ஆண்டு பிறந்த கதிரவேற்பிள்ளை, அயலில் இருந்த சைவப் பிரகாச வித்தியாசாலையில் தொடக்கக் கல்வி பெற்றார்....
'தமிழ்த் தென்றல்' திரு வி. க. வைத் தமிழ்ப் பெரியாராக உருவாக்கிய குருநாதர் கதிரவேற்பிள்ளை! ...
மதுரைத் தமிழ்ச் சங்க நிறுவனரும், பாலவநத்தம் ஜமீந்தாருமாகிய பாண்டித்துரைத் தேவர், அந்த அகராதியைக் கண்ணுற்ற போது அக மகிழ்ந்து சிறப்புப் பாயிரமாகச் செய்யுள் ஒன்றை அனுப்பி கதிரவேற்பிள்ளையைப் பாராட்டினார். ...
சைவத் திருமறைகளே 'அருட்பா' என்றும் இராமலிங்கர் பாடியுள்ளவை 'மருட்பா' என்றும்  கூறத் துணிந்தார் கதிரவேற்பிள்ளை. இதனால், 'அருட்பாப் பூசல்' தொடங்கியது.
'சதாவதானி', 'நாவலர்', 'சைவசித்தாந்த மகாசரபம்', 'அத்துவித சித்தாந்த மகோத்தாரணர்', 'மகாவித்துவான்', 'பெருஞ்சொற்கொண்டல்' முதலிய எண்ணற்ற பட்டங்க.்


Thirikooda Rasappa Kavirayar, Tamil Sangam Poet
of Melagaram village who contributed richly to Tamil literature and religion by "Kutrala Kuravanji"

Thalapathy Pillai, Secretary to Veerapandia Kattabomman Freedom Fighter
& Subramania Pillai, a close associate of Kattabomma Naickar
First Poligar [Palayakkarar] War against British, preceding the Sepoy Mutiny 1987
Read more about him at http://rathnas.wetpaint.com/

Marudu Pandian of Sivaganga, Kerala Verma of Malabar : 2nd Poligar War
...Oomathurai, the brother of Kattabomma Nayak, emerged as a key leader..
Kamal Hassan wanted to take this movie. Its a movie about Marudanayagam Pillai, who later became a Muslim. He was also a Thevar [Agamudaiya Pillai]
Read more about him at http://rathnas.wetpaint.com/

Ramar Pillai, Chemical Man, Herbal Petrol [?] Finder, now in Jail
Indian Express news
Padrak.com says about Ramar
PPP india says
Alternative Fuel
Chemical site says

 


Actor Vijay's dad S.C Chandrasekar is also a pillai (Christian)

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தமிழீழம் : தந்தை செல்வநாயகம்

thanks to :
http://chandrapuram.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-post.html

திரு. சாமுவேல் ஜேம்ஸ் வேலுப்பிள்ளை [SJV] செல்வநாயகம்.
கொழும்பில் புகழ்பெற்ற வழக்கறிஞர்களுள் ஒருவர், பிரிட்டிஷ் இராணியின் வழக்கறிஞர் எனப் பட்டம் பெற்றவர், பொருளாதார வசதிமிக்கவர். காங்கேசன்துறைத் தேர்தல் தொகுதியில் 1947 இல் பாராளுமன்ற உறுப்பினராகத் திரு. செல்வநாயகம் தேர்வாகி அரசியலில் நுழைந்தார்."....தமது வருங்காலத்தை நிர்ணயிக்கும் உரிமை தமிழர்களுக்கு வேண்டும் என்பதே எனது கொள்கையாக இருக்கும். விடுதலை பெற்ற மக்களாக வாழவேண்டும் என்ற கொள்கைக்கு வாக்களிக்குமாறு மக்களை நான் கேட்பேன்.' அவர் சமயத்தால் கிறிஸ்தவரானாலும், சைவர்களான பெரும்பான்மையான தமிழர்கள் அவர் தலைமையை ஏற்று அவர் நடத்திய போராட்டங்களுக்குப் பெரும் ஆதரவு கொடுத்தனர்.

 

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பெரிய புராணம் எழுதிய சேக்கிழார்

நம்பியாண்டார் நம்பிகள்
திருநாரையூரில் பொல்லாப் பிள்ளையார்க்குப் பூசனை புரியும் ஆதி சைவக் குடும்பத்தில் தோன்றியவர் இவர். பதினொன்றாம் திருமுறையில் பத்துப் பிரபந்தங்களை அருளிச் செய்தவர் இவர். தேவாரத் திருமுறைகளை பொல்லாப் பிள்ளையார் துணைக்கொண்டு தில்லையிலிருந்து வெளிப்படுத்தியும் திருமுறைகளை வகுத்தும் தந்த பெருமைக்குரியவர் இவர்.

திருமுறை வகுத்தவர்

நம்பியாண்டார் நம்பிகள் திருஞானசம்பந்தர் அருளிய தேவாரத் திருப்பதிகங்களை முதல் மூன்று திருமுறைகளாகவும், திருநாவுக்கரசர் அருளிய தேவாரத் திருப்பதிகங்களை நான்கு, ஐந்து, ஆறு திருமுறைகளாகவும், சுந்தரர் தேவாரத்தை ஏழாந் திருமுறையாக வும் தொகுத்ததோடு மணிவாசகரின் திருவாசகம் திருக்கோவையார் ஆகியவற்றை எட்டாம் திருமுறையாகவும், திருமாளிகைத்தேவர் முதலானவர்கள் அருளிய திருவிசைப்பா திருப்பல்லாண்டு ஆகிய வற்றை ஒன்பதாம் திருமுறையாகவும், திருமூலர் அருளிய திரு மந்திரத்தைப் பத்தாம் திருமுறையாகவும், திருவாலவாயுடையார் அருளிய திருமுகப்பாசுரம் முதலிய பிரபந்தங்களைத் தொகுத்துப் பதினொன்றாம் திருமுறையாகவும் வகுத்தருளினார். சுந்தரமூர்த்தி சுவாமிகள் அருளிய திருத்தொண்டத் தொகை யின் வகைநூலாய் பொல்லாப்பிள்ளையார் தமக்கு உணர்த்தியருளிய நாயன்மார்களின் பிற வரலாற்றுச் செய்திகளையும் குறிப்பிட்டு திருத் தொண்டர் திருவந்தாதி என்ற வகை நூலையும் திருஞானசம்பந்தப் பிள்ளையார் மீது திருஏகாதசமாலை என்னும் பிரபந்தத்தையும் அருளி மன்னன் விருப்பின்படி அவற்றையும் இத்திருமுறையில் சேர்த் தருளினார்.

காலம்

நம்பியாண்டார் நம்பிகள், திருமுறைகளை வெளிப்படுத்திய முதல் இராசேந்திர சோழன் காலத்திலும் வாழ்ந்தவர் என்றே சமய உலகில் இராசராச சோழன் (கி.பி. 985-1014) காலத்திலும், முதல் இராசேந்திர சோழன் காலத்திலும் வாழ்ந்தவர் என்றே சமய உலகில் பலரும் கருதுவர். உமாபதி சிவாசாரியார் திருமுறைகண்ட புராணத் துள் அபயகுல சேகரன் இராசராசன் என்றே குறிப்பிடுகின்றார். பன்னிரு திருமுறைகளில் பதினொரு திருமுறைகளை நம்பியாண்டார் நம்பிகளே தொகுத்தருளினார் என்பதாலும், அவரால் தொகுக்கப் பட்ட ஒன்பதாம் திருமுறையில் இராசராசசோழன் கட்டிய தஞ்சைப் பெரிய கோயிலும் கங்கை கொண்ட சோழபுரத்தில் இராசேந்திர சோழன் எடுப்பித்த கோயிலும் இடம் பெற்றுள்ளமையாலும் இவ்விரு மன்னர் காலங்களிலும் நம்பிகள் வாழ்ந்தவர் என்று கொள்ளலே முறை. அங்ஙனமாயின் நம்பிகள் காலம் கி.பி. 10-11 ஆம் நூற்றாண்டுகட்கு இடைப்பட்ட காலம் எனக் கோடலே பொருந்துவதாகும்.

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திருநெல்வேலி அல்வாவுக்கு பேர் பெற்றது என்பதை அனைவரும் அறிவர்.இங்கு பல கடைக்காரார்களாலும் உபயோகிக்கப் படும் "சாந்தி அல்வா" என்ற பிராண்டின் உண்மையான உரிமையாளர் வள்ளியாப் பிள்ளை ஆவார்கள்.
Famous Tirunelveli Santhi Halwa.

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Thalavai Sundaram was an Indian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as an Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Kanyakumari constituency in Kanyakumari district in 2001 election.[1] He served as Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Rajya Sabha member from 3 April 1996 to 18 May 2002.[2]

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Elagu V. Elaguppillai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elagu_V._Elaguppillai

Dr. Elagu V. Elaguppillai is a prominent Canadian of Sri Lankan Tamil descent, a businessman, nuclear scientist, university professor, medical researcher, municipal politician and a community services volunteer for over 35 years.
Dr. Elaguppillai authored several research papers, scientific reports and analyses, and text books, and served in a number of national and international committees.

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Suruli Rajan (Tamil: சுருளி ராஜன்) was a Tamil film comedian. He was a recipient of Tamil Nadu State Government?s Best Comedian Award for the year 1981-82.

Suruli Rajan was born in 1938 in Periyakulam, near Theni.
His father Ponniah Pillai worked as an accountant for farm owners of the adjoining areas in Theni. The child was named after the Suruli Velappar, the family deity at the temple atop a hill near Suruli Falls.

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Vadivelu (Tamil: வடிவேலு) (born 12 September 1960)[citation needed] is a Tamil film actor and playback singer. Since 2000, he has dominated Tamil films as a comedian in various Tamil films. During his career, Vadivelu has won several Filmfare Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He is renowned for his slapstick comedies.

 

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Aparna Pillai, better known mononymously as Aparna is a Tamil film actress, who has appeared in Tamil films. She is probably best known for her performances in Nenjil Jil Jil and Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan.[1][2]

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Directorial 2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm  2003 Joot  2004 Udhaya 
2000 Alaipayuthey Cameo  2006 Pudhupettai Thamizhselvan  2007 Kattradhu Thamizh Poobaal Raavar 2008 Ali Baba Thiagarajan  2009 Kanden Kadhalai Perumal   2010 Aayirathil Oruvan Ravi  Kacheri Arambam Vasu 

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