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 P.K.Mukhia Thevar
President (1979)
A short introduction:

Mukhia Thevar was born to Kattamuthu Devar and Chinnamal on 4 April 1923 in Pappapatti village, near Usilampatti, Madurai district, India. He had participated in many social activities as a student leader. Later he formed Kallar association and took several steps for the upliftment of Piramalai Kallar, a major sub-sect of thevar community in southern Tamil Nadu.Later, he joined Forward Bloc formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, under the guidance of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar. He ran for office in Periakulam Assembly constituency in 1952 as a Forward Bloc candidate and was elected. He also served as Member of Parliament from Ramanathapuram district (1971 to 1975) In 1963, he was elected as Vice President of All India Forward Bloc after the death of Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar. In 1979, he was elected as the President of All India Forward Bloc.He was the founder of the Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar College and had contributed a lot to the downtrodden people, particularly Piramalai Kallar. He was popular as Urangapuli(Non Sleeping Tiger). He died on 6.9.1979 and was laid to rest in the premises of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar College at Usilampatti.

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