PILLAI, SHRI P. S. NATARAJA, Ind., (Kerala—Trivandrum-1962): S. of Shri Sundaram Pillai; B. Alleppey, Kerala, March, 1891; m. Shrimati Komalam, 1937; 3 S. and 7 D.; Farmer and Journalist; Adviser to Travancore Government at Delhi, 1948; Minister for Finance, Travancore-Cochin, 1954-55; Was associated with Indian National Congress, Indian Socialist Party and Praia Socialist Party; Was Member, (1) Travancore Constitution Reforms Committee, 1946; (2) Travancore Manigam Karam Committee (Special Land Tenure Committee, 1952-53) Unemployment Committee, 1956; (4) Reforms Committee (Kerala), 1958-59; Chairman, High Level Sales Tax Enquiry Committee, 1960-61; Member, Popular Assembly, Travancore 1916; Member, Constituent Assembly, 1948—50; Member, Travancore Legislative Assembly, 1944—47 and 1948—50; Member, Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly, 1951 & 1954—57.
Social activities: Was a promoter and director of Travancore Tamil Sangam—a cultural association; Vice-President and Director of Siva Prakasasaba—a religious institution.
Special interest: Tamil studies.
Publication: Arasiyal Vilakom—an introduction to the study of Politics in Tamil.
Permanent address: Harveypuram, Perurkadai, Trivandrum.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri P. S. Nataraja Pillai . . 1,61,713
Shri Krishna Pillay . . 1,51,255
Shri Hernam De Cruz . . 9,675].