Venkatarama Ramalingam Pillai
Namakkal V. Ramalingam
Pillai on a 1989 stamp of India
|Died||24 August 1972(aged 83)|
|Other names||Namakkal Kavignar|
Venkatarama Ramalingam, or V. Ramalingam Pillai (19 October 1888 – 24 August 1972), was a Tamil poet from Tamil Nadu, India and independence fighter. He is well known for his poems about independence.
The poem "கத்தியின்றி ரத்தமின்றி யுத்தமொன்று வருகுது சத்தியத்தின் நித்தியத்தை நம்பும்யாரும் சேருவீர்..." was very famous among freedom fighters.
V. Ramalingam Pillai, popularly known as Namakkal Kavignar, was born on 19 October 1888 at Mohanur, Namakkal District in Tamil Nadu. His father was working in police department at Mohanur and his mother was a pious lady. He was the eighth child of his parents. Ramalingam had his school educations in Namakkal and Coimbatore. He did his BA in 1909, from Bishop Heber College at Trichy. Initially he worked as a clerk at Namakkal Tahsildar's office and later worked as a primary school teacher.
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