Tributes to freedom fighter pour in from PM, CM and Governor of Tamil Nadu – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor RN Ravi, Chief Minister MK Stalin and other political leaders paid tribute to Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on his 115th birthday on Sunday.

The Prime Minister noted the freedom fighter’s contribution to promoting social empowerment, farmer welfare and poverty eradication, and tweeted, “I bow to the great Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his Guru Pooja”.

Ravi paid a floral tribute to the portrait of the former leader to Raj Bhavan and tweeted: “He was a revolutionary freedom fighter, a visionary nationalist-spiritual leader and an iconic social reformer.”
Stalin highlighted Thevar’s efforts to mobilize the masses against the “tyrannical laws” of the British government and hailed him as “the (Subhash Chandra) Bose of South India”.

Ministers MP Swaminathan, TM Abarasan, Mayor of Chennai Corporation R Priya, DMK Chief TR Baalu ​​and AIADMK Chief Edappadi K Palaniswami among others paid their respects at the Thevar statue.

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor RN Ravi, Chief Minister MK Stalin and other political leaders paid tribute to Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on his 115th birthday on Sunday. The Prime Minister noted the freedom fighter’s contribution to promoting social empowerment, farmer welfare and poverty eradication, and tweeted, “I bow to the great Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his Guru Pooja”. Ravi paid a floral tribute to the portrait of the former leader to Raj Bhavan and tweeted: “He was a revolutionary freedom fighter, a visionary nationalist-spiritual leader and an iconic social reformer.” Stalin highlighted Thevar’s efforts to mobilize the masses against the “tyrannical laws” of the British government and hailed him as “the (Subhash Chandra) Bose of South India”. Ministers MP Swaminathan, TM Abarasan, Mayor of Chennai Corporation R Priya, DMK Chief TR Baalu ​​and AIADMK Chief Edappadi K Palaniswami among others paid their respects at the Thevar statue.

Thelma J. Longworth