He returned these titles when India attained independence in 1947.

The first cement highway in India between Trivandrum and Kanyakumari covering a distance of 88 kms was constructed during his tenure. CP's police and army moved to Alleppy and on 27 October, Vayalar witnessed another mass uprising and 150 people were killed on the spot.

Assassination attempt over Diwan Sir CP- Movie scene from Rakthasakshikal Sindabad by Arun Mohan.

Its irony that Sri AK Antony inaugurated the stone representing the Killer outside Music Academy, but we have no testimonial in Trivandrum for this Great Visionary. Thus he served as the Legal and Constitutional Adviser to the prince from 1931 to 1936. When Ramaswami was in the 8th standard, his father bought a set of 20 volumes of “Chambers Miscellany” in order to ensure that his son achieved mastery over the English language. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation website", Executive Council of the Governor of Madras, Executive Council of the Viceroy of India, Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, Anizham Thirunal Veerabaala Marthanda Varma, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=C._P._Ramaswami_Iyer&oldid=979658053, Administrators in the princely states of India, Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India, Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire, Indian National Congress politicians from Tamil Nadu, Vice Chancellors of Banaras Hindu University, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from April 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2009, Articles needing additional references from November 2009, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 September 2020, at 00:46. It is believed that C.P., allegedly an anti-Christian framed the downfall of Quilon Bank, using his influence. In 1923, he was nominated to the executive council of the Governor of Madras and was charged with the portfolios of law and order, police, Public Works Department, irrigation, ports and electricity. Ramaswami served as the Law member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Madras from 1923 to1928 and as the Law member of the Executive Council of the Viceroy of India from 1931 to 1936. This library grew to become one of the largest libraries in Madras owned by a single individual.

At the invitation of the host countries he has visited and given lectures to elite audience in US. He did not agree with a good deal that I said and corrected me with decision, but with courtesy that took it for granted I was too intelligent to be affronted by contradiction[62], Indian civil servant C. S. Venkatachar wrote that the Kashmir issue might have been resolved in favour of India had Jawaharlal Nehru chosen C. P. instead of Gopalaswami Ayyangar to present India's case at the United Nations. His most glorious achievement is the establishment of FACT at Eloor with American collaboration in open defiance of the hostility of the Viceroy. the rest. During all these years we Keralites have been honouring the persons who tried to kill him.

[73], "He was builder of dams, canals, hydroelectric works, fertilizer plants, member of Viceroy's executive council, vice-chancellor of three universities, delegate at third round table conference and much more", As a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Madras, Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The strange case of Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer", "Madras Miscellany – Whither this National Library? [41][42] C. P. has been sharply criticized for failing to rescue the deteriorating Travancore National and Quilon Bank[41] and for cracking down on the bank and its managing director, C. P. Mathen.

He was responsible for the introduction of the City Municipalities Act and the Madras Local Boards Act. [32] As a result, the Pallivasal hydro-electric power project was established on the Periyar river. Supported by the Dewan, Maharaja Sri Chithira Thirunal issued a declaration of independence on June 18, 1947. C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Institute of Indological Research was established under the aegis of the Foundation in 1981 to facilitate research and promote the study of Indian art, history and culture, and to organize seminars and conferences on various aspects of Indian culture and history. But he ruthlessly suppressed the Punnapra-Vayalar revolt which according to Prof. A. Sreedhara Menon's Kerala History, around 1,000 people died.

The Communists in Travancore opposed this move with the slogans, 'Chuck the Americans and British agents into the Arabian Sea'. CP Ramaswami Iyer himself argued the case for Kerala and won the case. [21], As law member, C. P. was also instrumental in passing the Devadasi Abolition Bill proposed by Muthulakshmi Reddy. C. P. was acknowledged for his talent as a lawyer, administrator and visionary. He also bagged the Christian College Medal for English language and the University Medal for Sanskrit. [18], In 1920, C. P. was nominated as the Advocate-General of Madras Presidency. [11] Edwin Samuel Montagu, who served as the Secretary of State for India from 1917 to 1922, described him as "one of the cleverest men in India". Sir CP was the patron of the Trivandrum Club and the Travancore Athletic Association. C. P. was also well known for his philanthropic activities and the institutions he helped establish. He received honorary Doctorate degrees (D.Lit or LL.D) from five Universities and was liked to be known as Dr. C.P.

He also visited Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Mexico as a tourist. When results were announced, the UNP had come first with 50 seats but the SLFP came a close second with 46.

After he became the Dewan of TRAVANCORE, CP Ramaswamy Iyer.
Sachivottama Sir Chetput Pattabhiraman Ramaswami Iyer, KCSI, KCIE (12 November 1879 – 26 September 1966), popularly known as Sir C. P., was an Indian lawyer, administrator and politician who served as the Advocate-General of Madras Presidency from 1920 to 1923, Law member of the Executive council of the Governor of Madras from 1923 to 1928, Law member of the Executive Council of the Viceroy of India from 1931 to 1936 and the Diwan of Travancore from 1936 to 1947. Very True..canw e do soemthign about it? [64] It is believed that the introduction of this clause compelled the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam to give up its goal of secession from the Indian Union.

[27] C. P. agreed and served as Legal and Constitutional adviser to the prince from 1931 to 1936. He served as the Law member of the executive council of the Governor and the Viceroy of India (1923-1936).

He was also a member of the 1926 and 1927 delegations to the League of Nations. He started the construction of the Mettur dam which helped to irrigate vast areas in the Thajavur and Trichy districts.

In September 1966, C. P. left for England to conduct research on a planned book titled "A History of My Times" at the India Office library. , an attempt was made on his life during a music concert commemorating Swati Tirunal .Following this he resigned his position as the Dewan of Travancore and left the state for good. In 1926, Ramaswami was made a Knight Commander of the Indian Empire (KCIE). While being hailed as a modernising reformer by many, C. P. is also criticised as a capitalist, authoritarian, imperialist, anti-Christian and anti-Communist by some.

C. P. wished to establish a hydro-electric power project on the Periyar river.

[43] He also visited the United States of America where he gave talks at the University of California, Berkeley, and had discussions with important bank executives, journalists and US President Harry S. Let us at least once appreciate in public the good work done by this great Indian for the development of our state. In 1941, he was made a Knight Commander of the Star of India (KCSI).
[6] He had an extremely strict upbringing as a result of a prediction that the child would not pass a single exam in his life.

In October 1946, a mass uprising broke out in Vayalar and Punnapra regions of Alleppy in reaction to Ramaswami Iyer’s speeches for the creation of an "American model" of executive in Travancore. [69] She died in March 1930[70][71] leaving behind three sons, C. R. Pattabhiraman, C. R. Venkata Subban and C. R. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Contact Us, Copyright: 2020 - All Rights Reserved - www.stateofkerala.in, Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical entrance Exam (KEAM), Kumbha Mela- Largest gathering in the world. Sir CP was the first person in India to suggest a plan for interlinking the rivers in the country and is also credited with the establishment of several hydro-electric power projects. On November 12, 1936, at the instance of Sir C.P, Sri Chithira Thirunal issued the famous Temple Entry Proclamation which gave Hindus of all castes and classes, including Harijans or untouchables, the right to enter Hindu temples in the state.

The much talked about Mid-day meal scheme was also introduced in the label of the Vanchi Poor Fund to prompt poor students to attend school. If you have the details of any such personalities, [64], C. P. was an active freemason and served as a member of the Carnatic Lodge.[65]. Ramaswami Iyer served as Diwan from 1936 to 1947; during his tenure, many social and administrative reforms were made.

[9] C. P. spent his college vacations in the Mysore kingdom with the Diwan, Sir K. Seshadri Iyer whom he always claimed as his inspiration.

In 1940.the road transport was nationalized. [22] As the member in charge of ports, C. P. was also responsible for the improvement of Cochin, Visakhapatnam and Tuticorin ports. He was criticized for deliberately sealing the office of Malayala Manorama, the leading daily of Kerala.

Degree by the University of Travancore In 1940 under his Dewanship Travancore became the first state to nationalise road transport in India. Sir... well documented.

In the same year, he visited Brazil on the invitation of the Government of Brazil and Argentina, Peru and Mexico as a tourist. personalities from Kerala.