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KAKKAN, SHRI P., Cong. [Madras—Madurai (Reserved— Sch. Castes)—1952]: S. of Shri Poosari Kakkan; B. Thumbapatti, Melur Taluk, Madurai Distt., June 13, 1909; ed. at Perumalai High School and Pandiakula Kshatriya Nadar High School, Thirumangalam; m. Shrimati Swarnam Paravathy; 4 S. and 1 D.; Worked for uplift of Harijans and Backward Classes, rural welfare, khadi, village industries and adult education; Arrested in connection with 'Quit India' movement, 1942, and sentenced for 1 and a 1/2 years; On release again kept as detenu for 3 months; Member, Constituent Assembly of India, 1946—50; Member, Legislative Assembly, Madras, 1946—52; Member, Provincial Food Committee and Distt. Food Committee Provincial Harijan Welfare Committee, Provincial Transport Advisory Committee, Area Committee of Hindu Religious Endowment Board, Madurai Distt.; Member, Executive Committee of Madras Legislative Congress Party, Tamil Nadu Provincial Congress Committee, Madurai Distt. Congress Working Committee; Secretary, Provincial Harijan Uplift Sangh; and President, Distt. Harijan Uplift Sangh; Member, Provincial Harijan Sewak Sangh, and Distt. Harijan Sewak Sangh; Member, Melur Taluk Congress Committee and Town Congress Committee; Formerly Secretary, Taluk Congress Committee and Treasurer, Distt. Congress Committee; Founder of the Harijan Boys' and Girls' Hostel at Melur and Perambalur.
Special interest: Harijan Uplift and Rural Welfare.
Favourite pastime: Agriculture and spinning.
Permanent address: P.O. Melur, Distt. Madurai, Madras State.