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Chidambaram Subramanium – Bharat Ratna Awards Winner

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Born on the 30th of January in the year 1930, Chidambaram Subramanium, commonly known simply as C.S., was a renowned independence activist, who also served as the governor of the state and played a number of roles, such as a central minister as well as a state minister.

Born in the Coimbatore district, he pursued his academics in the subjects of physics and law, before starting his political venture under Gandhi’s leadership, where he was a significant member in the civil disobedience movement, a freedom movement during which he was a college student. Having keen interest in politics and administration, he served as the Minister of education, finance as well as law for a period of 10 years, from 1952 until 1962. He also served as the Minister of Agriculture for a long period.

Subsequently, at the Madras Legislative Assembly, he also served as the leader of the house for around 10 years from the year 1952. Between the years 1971 and 1972, he played the role of the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission in India.

He was a pivotal entity in the building of the Constitution of India, and for his contributions to Indian politics, he was honored with the Bharat Ratna Award in the year 1998.

He passed away on the 7th of November in the year 2000.

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