V. S. Subramanya Iyer
V.S. Subrahmanya Iyer
|Diwan of Travancore|
|Monarch||Chithira Thirunal (Sethu Lakshmi Bayi as regent till 1931)|
|Preceded by||M. E. Watts|
|Succeeded by||T. Austin|
October 21, 1877|
Early life and career
Subrahmanya Iyer was born on October 21, 1877 to S.Vaidyanatha Iyer. He studied in St. Joseph's College and set up practice as an advocate in Travancore. He served as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Travancore before being appointed Diwan in 1929.
Diwan of Travancore
In 1930, Venkatarama Iyer was appointed Commissioner of Travancore Devaswom. In 1931, Subrahmanya Iyer had to deal with a students hartal in Travancore which followed the death of Motilal Nehru.
Subrahmanya Iyer remained active in public life following his retierment as Diwan. ON November 25, 1932, Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer, advisor to the Maharaja, appointed him President of the Committee to gauge public opinion before introducing the Temple Entry Proclamation. The other members of the Committee were Ulloor Parameswara Iyer, Mahadeva Iyer and Nambi Nilakanta Sarma. The commission interviewed people who were for as well as against temple entry and submitted a report strongly discouraging temple entry. However, Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer ignored the report and proceeded to introduce the landmark legislation.
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- State and Society. Indian Institute of RegionalDevelopment Studies. 1983. p. 50.