Important Event of March – 28

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Important Event of March – 28

Freedom fighter S. Satyamurti  Memorial Day

  • Sundara Sastri Satyamurthy was born on 19 August, 1887.
  • He was an Indian independence activist and politician.
  • He was acclaimed for his rhetoric and was one of the leading politicians of the Indian National Congress from the Madras Presidency, alongside S. Srinivasa Iyengar, C. Rajagopalachari and T. Prakasam.
  • Satyamurti is regarded as the mentor of K. Kamaraj, Chief Minister of Madras state from 1954 to 1962.

His Works

  • Satyamurti participated in protests against the Partition of Bengal, Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the Simon Commission.
  • Satyamurti was the President of the provincial wing of the Swaraj Party from 1930 to 1934 and the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee from 1936 to 1939.
  • He was a member of the Imperial Legislative Council from 1934 to 1940 and Mayor of Madras from 1939 to 1943.

Honours

  • Satyamurti’s work led to him being called Dheerar.
  • A stamp commemorating him was released in 1987.
  • On 1 October 2002, a statue of him was unveiled in the Parliament House by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Death : March 28, 1943.

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