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The life and times of V. O. Chidambaram Pillai (Vaa Vu Ce). Slide Presentation to accompany a talk by VTS. 2007 IATLH Utsav / Azadi Diwas , Saturday, August 28, 2007, Heritage Hall, Tallahassee, FL 32399 . Vaa Vu Ce’s childhood. Born September 5, 1872 Ottapidaram, Tamilnadu

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The life and times of V. O. Chidambaram Pillai (Vaa Vu Ce)

Slide Presentation to accompany a talk by VTS. 2007 IATLH Utsav/AzadiDiwas, Saturday, August 28, 2007, Heritage Hall, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


Vaa Vu Ce’s childhood

  • Born September 5, 1872

  • Ottapidaram, Tamilnadu

  • Eldest son of an attorney

  • Became an attorney

  • Defended poor

  • Involved in freedom struggle

Photo Courtesy of Vaa Vu Ce’s grandson

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


Personal Life

  • Married Valli Ammai (deceased)

  • Married Meenaskhi Ammal

  • Four sons and four daughters

Photo Courtesy of Vaa Vu Ce’s grandson

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


Freedom Struggle

  • Defied British Raj

  • Started a indigenous shipping company

  • Bought ships with help of Tilak & Rai

  • Ran shipping line between Tuticorin and Colombo

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


Harsh sentence

  • Convicted of sedition

  • Sent to life in prison

  • Endures torture and harsh treatments

  • Pulls yoke of a oil press under hot sun (instead of bull)

  • Loses wealth and health

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


Help

  • Bharathiyar and S. Siva help

  • Sir Aurobindo help

  • People raise money

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


Great Human Being

VTS | IATLH Utsav/Azadi Diwas | Tallahassee, FL


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