Tiruppur Kumaran (1904 – 1932) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement. Kumaran was born in Chennimalai, a small town in the Erode District in Tamil Nadu region of south India.
Kumaran died from injuries sustained from a Police assault during a protest march against the British colonial government. Kumaran died holding the flag of the Indian Nationalists, which had been banned by the British.
Kumaran was Tirupur’s contribution to the Congress movement. He gave his life defending the Congress flag. The government has erected his statue in a park by the railway station in Tirupur.
Kumaran is revered as a martyr in Tamil Nadu and is known by the epithet Kodi Kaththa Kumaran – Kumaran who saved the Flag.
Tiruppur Kumaran Commemoration
A commemorative stamp was issued in October 2004, on his 100th birth anniversary. His statue in Tirupur is used as a focal point for public demonstrations.