Shri. A. Thanu Pillai

BA BL; Advocate; Son of Shri Varadarajan and Smt.Easwary Amma; born on 15 July 1885; Wife: Ponnamma; 3 Daughters.
Member, Sree Moolam Popular Assembly (1921), Travancore Legislative Council (1928-32), Sree Moolam Assembly (1933-44). Travancore Legislative Assembly (1948-49), Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly (1949-56), 1st KLA [Trivandrum-II-PSP], 2nd KLA [Trivandrum-II-PSP] (Resigned the Membership of KLA on 26 September 1962). Rtained his seat from 1928 for 30 years except for a short period.

Prime Minister, Travancore (1948); Chief Minister, Travancore-Cochin (1954-55), Chief Minister from 22 February 1960 to 25 September 1962; Governor, Punjab (1962-64), Andhra Pradesh (1964-68); Leader, PSP Block in the Assembly; President, Reforms Committee, Travancore State Congress; Chairman, PSP State Committee; Leading figure in the Independence Movement, Nivarthana Agitation and many other peoples movements.

Expired on 27-07-1970; Obituary made on 26-10-1970.