|1st President of Malayan Indian Congress|
4 August 1946 – 1947
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Baba Budh Singh Ji|
|Political party||Malayan Indian Congress|
2 September 1950 – 10 September 1953
|Preceded by||Dharam Yash Dev|
|Succeeded by||A. M. Sahay|
10 September 1953 – 1955
|Succeeded by||de:V. M. Madhavan Nair|
|Preceded by||Binay Ranjan Sen|
|Succeeded by||es:Khub Chand|
6 December 1957 – 4 June 1959
|Preceded by||Birendra Narayan Chakravarty|
|Succeeded by||Raj Krishna Tandon|
Thivy finished schooling at St. Michael's Institution in Ipoh, Perak. He studied law in London, before returning to practise in Malaya. In London, Thivy had a chance to meet Mohandas Gandhi and came to be interested in the Indian independence movement. On his return to Malaya, after getting his law degree in 1932, he became involved with the Indian nationalist movements.
Later, after the fall of Malaya to the Japanese, Thivy's interest was rekindled by a speech given by Subhas Chandra Bose at one of his rallies in 1943. Thivy joined the Indian National Army in 1943 and served in the Burma Front. He also served in a ministerial cabinet post under Bose' Provisional Government of Free India, the Azad Hind.
On 4 August 1946, Thivy became the 1st and founding President of the Malayan Indian Congress (MIC), which represented Indian interests in Malaya. He was helped in the setting up of the party by other notable individuals such as Janaky Athi Nahappan. The MIC was modelled after the Indian National Congress. The party participated in the Malayan Independence movement.
- Thivy, presents in Huis ten Bosch palace Juliana of the Netherlands an eight-volume biography of Mahatma Gandhi, 
- Pettibone, Charles, The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II, vol. VII, Germany's and Imperial Japan's Allies & Puppet States, p. 412. Trafford Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4669-0350-0