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    • About Thoothukudi

      Thoothukudi District, also known as Tuticorin District, Earlier "'Tirunelveli Chidambaranar district" of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The District was formed by Dividing the Greater Tirunelveli District in the year 1986 (by TN Legislative Assembly). The town of Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) is the district headquarters. The district is known for pearl cultivation, with an abundance of pearls being found in the seas offshore. It is known as the gateway of Tamil Nadu. It was formerly ruled by one of the oldest kingdoms in India, the Pandyan Dynasty. The port of Korkai, Kulasekerapattinam, was famous in ancient world with its fame reaching as far as Rome.Tuticorin city is the headquarters and also the largest city in the district.Kovilpatti and Tiruchendur are the other two major cities.The district in one of most urbanised and has high socio-economic wealth. It also has higher HDI,Literacy,Sex Ratio than many other districts

       

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  • Thoothukudi Notable Persons

    • Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiyar  

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      Chinnaswami Subramania Bharatiyar (11 December 1882 – 11 September 1921) was an Indian writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamil Nadu, India. Popularly known as "Mahakavi Bharatiyar" MORE

    • V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

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      Valliappan Olaganathan Chidambaram Pillai (1872–1936), popularly known by his initials, V.O.C. (spelt Vaa. Oo.Ce in Tamil), also known as Kappalottiya Tamilan "The Tamil Helmsman", was a Tamil political leader. He was a disciple of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.MORE

    • Veerapandiya Kattabomman

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      Veerapandiya Kattabomma Karuthayya Nayakkar (also known as Kattabomman) was a courageous 18th-century Palayakarrar ('Polygar') chieftain from Panchalankurichi of Tamil Nadu, India. His ancestors migrated to Tamil Nadu from Kandukur area of Prakasam district in present day Andhra Pradesh during the Vijayanagara period. Also known as Kattabomma Nayakkar he was among the earliest to oppose British rule in these regions MORE

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