Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue, Tirupur
The Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue was constructed in honour of Kumaran, a freedom fighter, who fought for the independence of India. Kumaran was a part of the Desabandu Youth Wing during the freedom struggle of 1932. This historical structure is situated at Tirupur Kumaran Salai in the Tirupur region.
Tiruppur Kumaran (1904 – 1932) was an Indian revolutionary and a staunch freedom fighter, who waged a relentless struggle against British. He was deeply involved in desabandu youth movement and participated in the Indian independence movement. Kumaran was born in Chennimalai on 04-10-1904, a small town in the Erode District in Tamilnadu. 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. He attained martyrdom on 07-04-1932.
His memorial is situated on Kumaran Salai, near Tiruppur railway station. His life history and photographs are displayed here for the public. 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 since he gave his life defending the Congress flag.