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Biography: T.S.S. Rajan

The Hon'ble  Dr. Rajan hails from Srirangam in Trichinopoly District of Tamilnadu. He was educated at the St. Joseph's College, Trichinopoly and Rayapuram Medical School, Madras. He then set up his private practice in Burma, but after a couple of years left for England to take up higher studies in Medicine.

He has a very distinguished career in London. He worked in the Middlesex Hospital and was not only a prizeman in surgery but also in practical medicine besides getting distinction in all other project

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T.S.S. Rajan
T.S.S. Rajan
Dr. Rajan served as the minister of health in Madras presidency before India attained freedom

He took his M.R.C.S degree  in 1911 and returned to Burmah, and stayed there till 1914 as a practitioner.

In 1919 he responded to the call of the congress, and giving up a very lucrative practice threw his heart and soul into the congress Government. He courted imprisonment in 1922 and was sentenced to one year. Returning form jail the next year, he started the 'Rajan Clinic'.

For some time he was the general Secretary of the Congress. He was elected the President of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee, and was also the Secretary of the same committee for two years. He was also the President of the Civic, Social and Welfare League at Trichinopoly.

In 1931 he was convicted for eighteen months for breaking the Salt Laws at Vedaranyam, in Tanjore District. He was elected to the Imperial Legislative Assembly in 1934.

In 1936 on account of some differences of opinion, he withdrew from all political activities, in spite of the persuasion of many Congress Leaders.

During the last election he was returned to the Madras Assembly by a large majority. He is the minister in charge of Public Health Portfolio in Mr. C. Rajagopalachari's Cabinet.

Dr. Rajan began his public life as an eloquent and apparently a convicted champion a democracy. The congress circles in Madras began to look upon him as a coming man and he certainly took a leading place in the advanced divisions.

He is recognized even by his political opponents as a man of great ability.


Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938


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