P. Thanulinga Nadar

Politician from India

Paramarthalinga Thanulinga Nadar (Tamil: பரமர்த்லிங்க தணுலிஙக் நாடார்) (b. February 17, 1915 - d.November 2, 1988), also known simply as Thanulingam, was an Indian politician, freedom-fighter and a right-wing activist. He served as a Member of the Indian Parliament from the Indian National Congress. In his later life, he served as the State President of the Hindu Munnani and played an active role in popularizing the right-wing Hindutva ideology in Tamil Nadu in the 1980s. Thanulinga Nadar was born on February 17, 1915 to M. Paramarthalinga Nadar in Nagercoil district of the Travancore kingdom. His parents belonged to the Nadar community of southern Tamil Nadu. His father fought against British rule. Thanulingam graduated in arts and law before becoming involved with politics. Thanulinga Nadar joined the Indian Independence movement at an early age. He was a close associate of K. Kamaraj and was one of the prominent leaders of the Indian National Congress in Travancore state. He participated in the 1948 assembly elections of the newly formed Travancore-Cochin state and was elected to the assembly. He did not contest the 1951 elections, the first held as a part of the Republic of  ( Wikipedia article )


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