Thiruppur Kumaran
Thiruppur Kumaran

Tiruppur Kumaran, born Kumarswamy Mudaliar on October 4, 1904, in Chennimalai, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, is an important figure in India's fight for independence. Known for his unwavering patriotism, Kumaran was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi's ideals and actively participated in the freedom movement.

Kumaran's life was marked by his involvement in the protests against British colonial rule. On January 10, 1932, he led a protest march in Tiruppur, holding the national flag aloft. Despite being severely beaten by the police, he refused to let the flag touch the ground, a symbolic act that earned him the name "Kodi Kaatha Kumaran" (Kumaran who protected the flag). Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Kumaran's sacrifice is a poignant reminder of the countless unsung heroes who fought for India's freedom. His legacy continues to inspire generations, embodying the spirit of resilience and patriotism.