A. Subbarayalu Reddiar

Politician

1855 – 1921

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Who was A. Subbarayalu Reddiar?

Diwan Bahadur Agaram Subbarayalu Reddiar was a landlord, Justice Party leader and Chief Minister or Premier of Madras Presidency from December 17, 1920 to July 11, 1921.

Subbarayalu Reddiar was born in a Reddiar family of South Arcot in 1855. He studied law in the West. On his return to India, Subbarayalu Reddiar involved himself in district politics of South Arcot and served as a district board president. Initially, he joined the Indian National Congress but left the party in 1916 to join the Justice Party. When the Justice Party was elected to power in the Madras Presidency in the first general elections in November 1920, Subbarayalu Reddiar was chosen as Chief Minister. Thus, Subbarayalu Reddiar is the first Chief Minister of Madras Presidency.

Subbarayalu Reddiar served as Chief Minister till July 11, 1921 when he resigned on grounds of health. He died soon afterwards.

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Born
Oct 15, 1855
India
Also known as
  • A. Subbarayalu
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Died
1921
Chennai

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