It is been 72 years since we’ve got independence and a large number of people have struggled a lot for this to happen. And very few women took active part in this struggle. Kamala Ramasamy is one among them. She was one of the four women who took part in Quit India movement, Trichy. She was the wife of late TSS Rajan’s grandson Ramasamy. Rajan was a doctor and he had served as a minister in Madras presidency between 1937 and 1939. Ramasamy was also a freedom fighter. Kamala Ramasamy lost her life on June 9, 2019, when she was 93 years old. Communist leaders R Nallakannu and C Mahendran state that she always think about the welfare of our country and she had not lived an ordinary life.
Kamala Ramasamy was interested in student’s movements and she participated in it regularly. She was jailed in 1946 for working in South Indian railway struggle. She was in jail for a year and again in 1947 she was arrested under Defence India act. She was released on a compulsion from the jail as she was six months pregnant. She continued to be active in the party till 1960’s. Further she got her two other kids and when it comes to personal life or country she decided to concentrate on her children. She didn’t involve much in politics says her son Vijayan. He adds that she had contact with most important part members of both CPI and CPI(M). She always cared about the country.
Kamala Ramasamy in her early times had got the attention of important leaders like Sardar Vallabhai Patel, he contributed a lot for her release. She had even participated in Trichy’s mayor election and lost it very narrowly. When Ramasamy and Kamala Ramasamy was offered pension under freedom fighters category they even refused it. P Seenivasan’s two volume Tamil book on Communist party warriors takes note on Kamala Ramasamy. Manjula, secretary of National Federation of Indian women says that lives of such warriors has to be documented and looking back our history is possible only through these documentaries. She adds that we have lost the biographies of large number of important women freedom fighters.
News Courtesy : The News Minute