G. S. Lakshman Iyer

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G. S. Lakshmanan Iyer
Born
G. S. Lakshmanan

1918
Died2011
Resting placeGobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
Known forIndian independence movement, Social reform

G. S. Lakshmanan Iyer (1918 – 2 January 2011) was an Indian freedom fighter from Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu, India. He was imprisoned for more than five years during India's freedom struggle. He has been credited with having done a lot toward the improvement of the poor and oppressed, and he donated most of his assets to that cause.[1] He distributed his land to build houses for the oppressed.[2] He involved his wife in Satyagraha, who was also imprisoned along with him.

He was the chairman of Gobichettipalayam municipality twice [1952-1955 and 1986-1991].[3] It was during his regime that Gobichettipalayam became the first city in India to ban the Manual scavenging system.[4] He freed Dalits from money debts, ensured that they lived in comfortable houses on clean, wide streets and built modern toilets. He died in January 2011 due to illness at the age of 93 and few people gathered to pay their last respects. A documentary filim namely" Oyamari" also produced about life of Lakshmana iyar by writer S. Balamurugan .https://plus.google.com/+BalabharathiYes/posts/2GLpbL8gnax

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  1. ^ "லட்சுமண அய்யர் எனும் சாதி ஒழிப்புப் போராளி". The Hindu - Tamil. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "எழுதித் தீராத பெருவாழ்வு". Kalachuvadu - Magazine. February 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Gobichettipalayam - Overview". Gobichettipalayam. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Magsaysay winner Bezwada Wilson: It's been a long journey, slow progress". OneIndia-News. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.