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P. Subbarayan
1889 - 1962

Early Life:

Paramasivan Subbarayan was born on 11th, September 1889 in Tamil Nadu. He completed his graduation from Presidency College Madras, obtained his M.A. at the University of Oxford, an LLB from University of London and an LLD from Trinity College, Dublin.


He worked as an advocate in the Madras High Court, after which he was elected as the Chief Minister of Madras (1926-1930. Subbarayan also served as the Ambassador of India to Indonesia (December 1949- June 1951), as a member of the Madras Parliament (1921-1949) and as the President, Board of Control for Cricket in India (1938-1946.) He officially joined the Indian National Congress, in 1933, prior to which he was an independent candidate.


Contribution to Constitution Making:

Subbarayan was elected to the Constituent Assembly from Madras, on a Congress party ticket. He made important interventions in the debates on the adult franchise, civil services, rule of law and the language of the Union.


Later Contributions:

Subbarayan worked as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1954-57 and was made the Governor of Maharashtra in 1962. He actively worked towards the elevation of the status of Dalits.


Subbarayan died on 6th October, 1962.

Member, Provincial Constitutional Committee.

  1. Subbarayan made important interventions in support of the adult franchise.
  2. He also defended the efficiency of the civil services and the rule of law.
  3. He also advocated for the language of the Union to be Hindustani in Roman Script.