A hundred years ago Nov. 15, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (November 15, 1919): Death of Sir V.C. Desika Chariar. Kt.

It is with feelings of profound regret that we have to announce the death of Sir V. C. Desika Chariar, yesterday evening, at his residence ‘Padma Vilas,’ Mylapore. The end was quite sudden and unexpected, and it is believed it was due to heart failure. Sir V. C. Desika Chariar was a distinguished and prominent citizen of Madras being connected with a number of public institutions and was ever active in the promotion of objects of public utility. Born in the year 1861, he was educated at the Presidency College, took his B.L. Degree in 1886 and commenced practice as Vakil of the Madras High Court in the next year. He was an active member of the Corporation of Madras in 1896–1908, lecturer in the Law College in 1896–1900, Additional Member of the Legislative Council in 1904-1908 representing the Corporation of Madras and Fellow of the University of Madras. He took a keen interest in public movements and was associated with the Congress Sessions held in this city as an office-bearer before he became a Government servant.

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