Freedom Fighters – Mettupalayam Region

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1. Adbul Rahim.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Mohideen Sahib.

Year of Birth: 1901.

Participation Details:

  • Quit India Movement. (1942).
  • Vice Chairman of Coimbatore Corporation.

Prison Period & stay:

Kept for 25 days (1942) in

  • Coimbatore Central Jail,
  • Vellore Central Jail,
  • Tanjore Special Jail.

Literacy:  read and write.


2. Abdul Salam Azad.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Abdul Ravuther.

Year of Birth: 1918.

Education:  SSLC.

Participation Details:

  • Joined Independence Movement (1936).
  • Participated in August Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (1942) (Sec 38(5)) for 1 year at:

  • Coimbatore
  • Alipuram Bellary

Kept in Jail for 1 year & 2 months at:

  • Vellore Central Jail,
  • Tanjore Special Jail.

Literacy:  Read and write.

3. Arunachalam.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Ramasamy Chettiar

Year of Birth: 1919

Participation Details:

Participated in:

  • Anti World War Movement (1941).
  • Satyagraha .

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 2 years at:

  • Alipur Prison.
  • Bellary Prison.

4. Balasundaram Asari.

Place of Origin: Bungalowmedu, Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Velayutha Asari

Year of Birth: 1914

Participation Details:

  • Participated in Individual Satyagraha (1941).
  • Participated in the August Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay: Kept in Jail for 2 year at:

  • Coimbatore Central Jail
  • Alipur Prison.

5. Avinashi Chenniappan.

Place of Origin: 6-151, Uppu Komathupettai, Methar Street, Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Avinashi Mudali

Year of Birth: 1922

Participation Details:

  • Joined Independence Movement (1939).
  • Participated in the August Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (Sec 39(1) (b)  for 6 months  year at: Alipur Prison

6. Krishna Chettiar.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Kuppusamy Chettiar

Year of Birth:  – 1918

Participation Details:

  • Anti World War Movement (1941).
  • Satyagraha (1942)

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 1 year at:

1. Coimbatore Central Jail

2. Vellore Jail

3. Bellary Prison

4. Alipur Prison

7. Ramasamy Chettiar.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Pandian Chettiar

Year of Birth:  1919

Participation Details:

  • Anti World War Movement (1941).
  • Satyagraha (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 1 (1940-41) year at:

1. Coimbatore Central Jail

2. Vellore Jail

3. Bellary Prison

4. Alipur Prison

8. Ramaswami Chettiar.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam.

Participation Details:

  • Anti World War Movement (1941).

09. Sundaram Chettiar.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Year of Birth: 1916

Participation Details:

  • Quit India Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail as a political prisoner for 7 months and 27 days at: Vellore Prison.

10 . Iswaran.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Rathnasamy

Year of Birth:  1921

Participation Details:

  • Quit India Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 16 months at: Alipur Prison.

11. Masthana Gounder.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam

Father’s Name:  Marappa Gounder

Year of Birth:  1918

Participation Details:

  • Individual Satyagraha (1940).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail Sec 38(5) for 1 year at:

  • Coimbatore Central Jail.
  • Vellore Prison.
  • Bellary Prison.
  • Alipur Prison.

12. Palani Gounder.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Maruda Gounder

Year of Birth: 1924

Participation Details: Quit India Movement

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 15 months 13 days at:  Alipur Prison

13 . Palani Gounder.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Participation Details:

  • Anti World War Movement (1941).
  • Satyagraha

Prison Period & stay:

Case registered and progressed.

14. Rangaswamy Gounder.

Place of Origin: Dasampalayam, Railway Station, Mettupalayam

Year of Birth:  1918

Participation Details:

  • Individual Satyagraha.

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 1 month at: Madras Central Jail

15. Govindan.

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Pakkiri Pillai

Year of Birth:  1920

Participation Details:

  • Joined Independence Movement in 1939.
  • Satta Marupu movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Prison for 1 year (1940) at: Coimbatore Central Jail.

Kept in Prison for 1 year (1942) at: Alipur Prison

16. S.Kannan

Place of Origin:  Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Kandan Nair

Year of Birth:  1915

Participation Details:

Joined Independence Movement (1938).

  • Individual Satyagraha (1941).
  • August Protest (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

  • Kept in Jail (1940) for 6 months at: Coimbatore Central Jail.
  • Kept in Jail (1941) for 1 year & 3 months at: Alipur Prison.

Literacy:   read and write.

17. Mahadevan.

Place of Origin: 15/528,Mahadevapuram, Mettupalayam

Father’s Name: Krishnan Devan

Year of Birth:  1915.

Participation Details:

  • Joined Independence Movement in 1921.
  • Participated in  August Protest (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (Sec 35(4)) for 1 year & 3 months at: Alipur Prison.

18. Gurusamy Naidu.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Eyarappa Naidu.

Participation Details:

Participated in  Individual Satyagraha (1941).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (1941) for 1 year & 14 days at: Vellore Central Jail.

19. Narasima Naidu.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Marudha Navithan.

Year of Birth:  1917.

Participation Details:

Participated in Quit India Movement (1942).

Passed away in 1943.

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 15 months & 13 days at: Alipur Prison.

20. Karuppa Navithan.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Kulla Navithan.

Year of Birth:  1918.

Participation Details:

Participated in Anti World War Movement (1941).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 1 year at: Bellary Prison.

21.  Palani Navithan.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Kutti pandithan.

Year of Birth:  1900.

Participation Details:

Satta Marupu  Movement (1930)

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail Sec 188 (1930-33) for 4 months at :

  • Coimbatore Central Jail
  • Alipur Prison

22. Narayanasamy Pillai.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Govindasami Pillai.

Year of Birth:  1906.

Participation Details:

Satta Marupu  Movement (1931)

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 1 year at: Coimbatore Central Jail.

23. Ramasamy Gounder.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Vaiyapuri Gounder.

Year of Birth:  1920.

Participation Details:

Quit India Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (Sec 35(4) for 4 months & 13 days at: Alipur Prison.

24. C.Rangaswami.

Place of Origin: Dasampalayam ,Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Sivanappa Gounder.

Year of Birth:  17.12.1918

Participation Details:

Joined Independence Movement in 1934.

Individual Satyagraha (1941).

August Protest (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (Sec 34(6) for 10 months at:

  • 1.Coimbatore Central Jail.
  • 2.Alipur Prison.

3.Literacy – Read & Write.

25. Pakiri Sahib.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name:Kasim Khan.

Year of Birth:  1907.

Participation Details:

Participated in : Satta Marupu  Movement (1931)

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail Sec 188 (1931) for 1month at: Coimbatore Central Jail.

26. V.T.Shankar.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Year of Birth:  11.6.1912.

Education:  – SSLC.

Participation Details:

Joined Independence Movement in 1931.

Opposing (1932)Foregin Clothes.

Prison Period & stay:

Went to Jail 4 times in 1932 and 1940. Kept in Jail for 8 months & 5 days at:

  • Eravada Jail.
  • Mettupalayam Sub-Jail.

Literacy:  Read & Write.

27. Swaraja.

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Father’s Name: Karuppiaya Gowdar.

Year of Birth:  1907.

Participation Details:

Participated in Satta Marupu  Movement (1931)

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail Sec 188 (1932) for 6 months at: Coimbatore Central Jail

28. Venkatasamy.M.K.

Place of Origin : 2/238, Karamadai Road, Mettupalayam.

Father’s name : Kandaswamy Pillai.

Year of Born : 1915.

Participation Details:

Joined Independence movement in 1933.

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail (1940) for 18 months at:

  • Coimbatore Central Jail
  • Vellore Central Jail
  • Bellary Prison
  • Alipur Prison
  • Arrested immediately after release.
  • Kept as a political prisoner at Vellore, Rajamahendaravaram Prison.
  • Held the position of Secretary of the Town Congress Committee.

29. M.K.Arumugam

Place of Origin: Mettupalayam.

Year of Birth: 1921

Participation Details:

  • Joined Independence Movement in 1940.
  • Participated in Individual Satyagraha (1941).
  • Participated in the August Movement (1942).

Prison Period & stay:

Kept in Jail for 6 months at:

  • Coimbatore Central Jail.
  • Mettupalayam Jail.

Literacy: Read and write.

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