Kamaraj as a freedom fighter in Tamilnadu

Kamaraj (1903 - 1975)a veteran leader and a freedom fighter of Tamilnadu. He Joined the movement initiated by Mahatma Gandhi. He observed all possible movement against the British rulers and opposed the British ruling in each and every walks of life. He did aware of the people of Tamilnadu against the British ruling for which he also got imprisonment for several years.

Family background of Kamarajar

Over 3 centuries, the British ruled India as a bounce back, people of India get against the British ruling. Following this violence broke out in many places. As an effect of the freedom struggle, many freedom fighters from Tamilnadu contributed in the Indian freedom struggle. Kamaraj is one of the freedom fighters of Tamilnadu.4He was born on 15th of July, 1903 in the place called virudunagar in Tamilnadu. His father Kumaraswamy and mother Sivakami Ammal. They belong to Nadar family. His father was a coconut traders. His school days are not so effective as he was a below average student. After the death of his father, poverty and economic problems increased to unmanageable level. So, he could not continue his education beyond class VI and became a drop out.

Kamaraj as a freedom fighters

Unlike his studies, his interest was towards arranging political meeting, speaking on political meeting and fight against the social evils which was prevailing then in our society. He was very much attracted towards Gandhi policy of truth, peace and non -violence. He accepted satyamurthi as his guru and a political leader. He was arrested many times and put behind the bars. He participated in the satyagraha initiated by the C Rajagopalachari in Tamilnadu.

The march was up to Vedaranyam during 1930. This is to mark the Satyagraha of Gandhi who took his march from sabarmati ashram to Dandi on the same date. He spent few years in Alipore jail and Vellore jail over booking baseless charge on Kamaraj. When Gandhi announced the quite India movement during 1942 kamaraj spreaded the message to each and every corner of Tamilnadu to make the people aware of the freedom struggle. Only because of this act he was arrested and put in in the jail for three years. On the leadership of Kamaraj and Satyamurthi the congress flourished in Tamilnadu on the basis of their popularity Kamaraj became the chief minister of Tamilnadu On April 13, 1954.

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