Dheeran Chinnamalai (17 April – 31 July ) was a Tamil chieftain and Palayakkarar who fought against the British East India Company rule during the. 8 Apr Dheeran Chinnamalai (Tamil: மாவீரன் தீரன் He was a forgotten hero (until very recently) in the annals of the Tamil History. He is a. 3 Aug For, the day of celebration turned into one of mourning when the news of the hanging of Dheeran Chinnamalai and others spread across the.

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Then each one tied the rope around his neck and jumped down to embrace death. He belonged to the famous Palaiya Kottai Pattakarar family. Their only daughter was named Parvatham. Theeran Chinnamalai was a freedom fighter since his early days.

Notify me of new comments via email. The Polygars or Palegars or Palayakarrars as they were called, were primarily small time chieftains, who rose to prominence during the Vijayanagara Empire.

They also trained the Kongu youth in martial arts. Srirangapatnam war front was led by Tippu himself. If the British wanted to travel to Malabar from Salem, they had to take a circuitous route through Mysore. But who is Theeran Chinnamalai? About young Kongu Tamils joined the Sheeran Regiment. They were given proper military training by French who were collaborating with Tippu in his fight against the British.

They helped Tipu Sultan in his war against the British and were instrumental in victories at Chitheswaram, Mazahavalli and Srirangapatna.

The tribunal asked Chinnamalai to accept the British rule over the Kongu area and pay taxes to the British. Again Captain Harris was sent to capture him.

Dheeran Chinnamalai

The Diwan sent a contingent of soldiers from Sankagiri to attack Chinnamalai. While is often regarded as the first large scale revolt against British rule, there were many localized revolts that broke out.


Harris executed Velappan, and also razed the fort to the ground using cannons. Mysore Diwan was humiliated. Dheeran Chinnamalai was one of the main leaders in the Polygar Wars and commanded a vast army made up of Kongu youths, notably during the Second Polygar War that took place in — Email required Address never made public.

His and other freedom fighters role in the Poligar Wars with British during to should rightly be termed as the First War of Indian Independence.

Remembering Dheeran Chinnamalai

A sentry at the top of the palace noticed the movement of the troops led by Harris and immediately informed Chinnamalai. He developed a large army with more than thousand soldiers comprising kongu vellala and other community youths to protect his community. He is not as well known as Katta Pomman. However, the band of three brothers Theerthagiri, Kilothar and Thambi devoted their attention to administration and safety of the villages under their control.

They ate the food prepared by the cook Nallappan. The British though furious, waited for the right opportunity and they got it inwhen during a particular day, Chinnamalai and his entire army would be attending the Arasalur Amman temple festivities.

Chinnamalai used to wear a new pair of shoes every day. Theerthagiri and his brother confronted Muhammad Ali between Tamli and Shivanmalai, and recovered the taxes hisotry had forcibly collected. Another brave son of India, gave up his life fighting the British. He was also well versed in guerrilla warfare. As soon as Velappan knew of the British plan, he sent a word through the informers about the impending British attack on Oda Nalli. And in order to fight against the British, he requested the Tamils of Kongu, to help him out.


They protected their area from robbers. One of the persons they chinnakalai often meet was Cbinnamalai a cook, who gave them refuge and food too. Subhas Chandra Bose Views: The fourth and crucial battle between Tippu and the British took place in the year They became very famous for their public service in the region. He advocated to all Kongu Tamils and the neighboring Palayakarars that they should all unite together and fight the British.

Chinnmalai consulted his brothers for a plan of action. Archived from the original on 1 December Dheeran Chinnamalai Profile Name: They decided to search and find Chinnamalai. Pulavar Kulandi could write about Chinnamalai only after independence.

Dheeran Chinnamalai – Profile, Biography and Life History | Veethi

Jegadish Gandhi 1 January He made preparations for the eventual fight with the British. More than Kongu Tamils joined the regiment of Tipu. A Diwan appointed by Hyder Ali, named Mohammed Ali and a Tax collector were troubling farmers in the collection of taxes in the Kongu area.

August 03, As we have seen before, the Palayamkotti Pattakarar and Chinnamalai have common lineage. At that time, Salem and Malabar areas were under the control of British.

When they were asked to accept the rule of British they refused and so they were hanged by rope at the top of the Sankagiri fort on 31 st July The whole of Kongunadu wept for their heroic deeds on that day. British resorted to their tested practice of breaking the unity in their enemy hisstory bribing people to betray others.

They asked the escorting soldiers to move away from them.