Last Updated: 24 Nov, 2022 | Views: 39
Other Profession(s): Activist, Freedom Fighter
Higher Education: State Governments. Madurai Kamaraj University
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About K. Kamaraj
Kumaraswami Kamaraj was a political leader and proponent of Indian independence who presided as Madras State's (Tamil Nadu) chief minister from 13 April 1954 until 2 October 1963. He was the organization's president and the founder of the Indian National Congress, which was generally regarded as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics in the 1960s. In addition, he presided over the Indian National Congress for two terms, or four years, between 1964 and 1967. It was because of his leadership that Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi were appointed prime ministers of India following the deaths of Nehru and Shastri, respectively. He served as a Lok Sabha member from 1952 to 1954 and from 1969 to 1975. He was renowned for his straightforwardness and morality.
In 1920: He got involved in politics at the age of 18.
In 1927: He led the Neil Statue Satyagraha, but gave it up later when the Simon Commission boycotted the protest.
In 1933: Kamaraj was falsely accused of being involved in the Virudhunagar bombing.
In 1954: Kamaraj was appointed Madras Province's Chief Minister.
In 1963: He recommended to Nehru that senior Congress figures take up organisational activities in place of government positions.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1972: He was honored with the Copper Bond Award.
In 1976: Kamaraj was posthumously awarded the highest civilian honor of India, the Bharat Ratna.
Madurai Kamaraj University has been renamed in his honor.
In 1940, Kamarajar was detained and imprisoned in Vellore while en route to Wardha to request Gandhiji's approval for a list of Satyagrahis.
Kamaraj, who never wed, never had any property, and never succumbed to the temptation of power.