C. S. Ratnasabhapathy Mudaliar

Diwan Bahadur Cheevaram S. Ratnasabhapathy Mudaliar OBE was an Indian industrialist and politician who served as a member of the Madras Legislative Council from 1926 to 1936. His family hails from Seevaram village near Cheyyar of North Arcot district.

C. S. Ratnasabhapathy Mudaliar

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Born(1886-03-09)March 9, 1886
Known forBeing an able planner and administrator.
Notable work
Bringing Siruvani water to Coimbatore. Ensuring Pykara hydel power to the city.
OfficeChairman of Coimbatore Municipality
Term1921 - 1936

Personal lifeEdit

Ratnasabhapathy Mudaliar was born on 9 March 1886, into a wealthy Tuluva Vellala[1] family in business at Coimbatore.


He was educated at Coimbatore and served as a member of the Coimbatore Municipal Council from 1906 to 1926 serving as its Chairman from 1921 to 1936.

Ratnasabhapathy Mudaliar was an active Indian independence activist and collected funds for V. O. Chidambaram Pillai's Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company.

Awards and TitlesEdit

He was awarded the Dewan Bahadur title, in honour of his contributions to the city and the country.

He was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.


A key area in Coimbatore city R.S. Puram is named after him for his contributions to the city. A street in also named after him as DB road (Dewan Bahadur).


  1. ^ "Founders - Thuluva Vellalar | thuluva vellalar mudaliar matrimony | thuluva vellalar thirumana mandapam vellore". www.tuluvavellala.org. Retrieved 30 June 2020.