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Chellan Nayakar

(1881 – 1965) – (Puducherry)

Chellan Nayakar (Aged 84) born on the year 1981 in Periyakalapet, Puducherry,India. He earned the French Convocation Certificate in 1905, a unique distinction as the only Indian at Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School. In Chennai, he had an encounter with Pandit Nehru, during which he discussed the quest for Pondicherry’s freedom. His resolute protest against the French government in 1952 sought the integration of Puducherry with India. This endeavor culminated on November 1, 1954, when Puducherry, along with the regions of Mahe, Yanam, and Karaikal, was united with India, and Chellan Nayakar’s significant contributions in achieving this union are enduring.

The Chier Chellan Government Senior Secondary School Kalapet in Puducherry stands as a testament to the freedom fighter Chellan Nayakar. Between 1928 and 1933, Chellan Nayakar held the position of head of the French Colonial Commission. He passed away on August 11, 1965, leaving a lasting legacy.