05 September 2016

Rao Bahadur Sir Arogyaswami Thamaraiselvam Pannirselvam 31.12.2009

Rao Bahadur Sir Arogyaswami Thamaraiselvam Pannirselvam ("A. T. Pannirselvam") (1 June 1888 – 1 March 1940) was an Indian attorney, landlord, politician and leader of the Justice Party.
Panneerselvam died in a plane crash on 1 March 1940. He was traveling to London to join the Secretary of State's Indian Council, when the Imperial Airways flight he was flying in, Handley Page H.P.42 "Hannibal", crashed in the Gulf of Oman killing everyone aboard.
In 1997, the Tamil Nadu Government named the newly created Tiruvarur district as "Panneerselvam Tiruvarur" district in his honour.(However, it reverted to its old name in 1997, when all names of persons were dropped from the names of districts and transport corporations).  

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