Tirupur Kumaran is famously known in Tamil Nadu by the Tamil epithet ‘Kodi kaththa Kumaran,’ meaning “Kumaran who saved the Flag”.
On 1st November 1932, He led the protest at Tirupur against the British Colonial Government. He was fatally wounded by baton wielding policemen.
He bled to death of the injuries sustained in the head in the police assault on the procession, holding the flag high, died defending the flag.
Police assaulting Kumaran
He was born in small village, Chennimalai near Tirupur on 4th October 1904. He was only 28 years youth when he died fighting for India’s freedom.
Tirupur District in Tamil Nadu
Kumaran was imbibed with the spirit of freedom and deeply drawn in the Nationalistic freedom movement. He founded Desa Bandhu Youth Association.
A commemorative stamp was issued by India Post in October 2004 on his 100th birth anniversary.
Kumaran statue has been erected in Kumaran Memorial Park on Kumaran Salai Road in Tirupur.
Kumaran Memorial Kumaran Memorial Park
Kumaran Memorial Park
His life history and photographs are displayed here for the public.
Since then, every town in Tamil Nadu has a street named after Tirupur Kumaran.
Tirupur Kumaran Street
There are many Institutions named after Tirupur Kumaran all over Tamil Nadu recalling his valour.
Tirupur Kumaran Institutions
Long live the memory of Kumaran and all other martyrs who sowed the seeds of freedom, which we all are enjoying now.