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C.R. Pattabhiraman

Madras, Tamil Nadu

November 21, 2022 to November 21, 2023

Chetput Ramaswami Aiyar Pattabhiraman was born on November 11, 1906. He was a lawyer by profession and a politician from the Indian National Congress. He was the eldest son of Indian statesman, Sir C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1957 and 1962 from Kumbakonam. He served as a Member of the Indian Parliament from Kumbakonam from 1957 to 1967 and as a Union Minister from 1966 to 1967. Pattabhiraman had his schooling at the P. S. Higher Secondary School, Mylapore, Madras, and graduated from Presidency College, Madras. He did his LLB at the London School of Economics and Political Science and qualified for the bar from the Middle Temple, London, in 1932. Pattabhiraman practiced as an advocate after his graduation and in 1938, became an advocate of the Federal Court, Delhi, now the Supreme Court of India. Pattabhiraman was a member of the Indian National Congress from his early days. He participated in the boycott of the Simon Commission and the activities of the India League. Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great promoter of Khadi and wore Khadi all through his life. He established the Mylapore Recreation Club for poor boys and, along with P. Subbarayan, founded the Madras Cricket Association. He passed away on June 19, 2001.