Coimbatore

Tributes paid to Pollan

Hundreds of people from all walks of life, including members of political parties, paid tributes to freedom fighter Pollan at Modakurichi here on Wednesday.

He was the commander of Theeran Chinnamalai’s army from 1755 to 1805 and had fought many battles. He was also involved in gathering secrets from the British army and sent them to Theeran Chinnamalai. However, the British after finding out his role, shot him at Nallamangapalayam village in Arachalur block.

The villagers were demanding a memorial for Pollan and wanted a memorial day to be observed by the government.

A case was also filed in the Madras High Court. During the hearing, the State government told the court that memorial day would be observed for the freedom fighter. The district administration had also said that public can pay tributes to the fighter at the community hall at Modakurichi Town Panchayat between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

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