K. Appavu Pillai

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K. Appavu Pillai (born 15 April 1911) is an Indian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly[1] of Hosur. K. Appavu Pillai, popularly known as K.A.P, was an idealist and farsighted visionary in erstwhile Salem District and in Hosur town particularly. K. Appavu Pillai was elected as a Panchayat President, Hosur during the British regime (1943) for 30 long years till he breath his last on 1 October 1973. He won the 1957 State Assembly Election for Hosur Constituency and was instrumental in establishing SIPCOT in Hosur.

K. Appavu Pillai
Member Of Legislative Assembly (Hosur)
In office
Preceded byR. Muni Reddy
Succeeded byN. Ramachandra Reddy
President of Hosur Panchayat
In office
1943 – 1973 (30 Years)
President of Co Operative Housing Society
In office
Managing Director of Salem Central Co-operative bank
Director of Dharmapuri Central Co-operative bank
Personal details
Born(1911-04-15)15 April 1911
Hosur, Madras Presidency, British India
Died1 October 1973(1973-10-01) (aged 62)
Hosur, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Ponnammal Appavu Pillai
RelationsD. Jothi Jegarajan (Nephew)
ChildrenK. A. Manoharan
• K. A. Jothiprakash
ParentsKulandaivelu Pillai (Father)
Dheivanaiyammal (Mother)
Residence6-45 Pudupettai, Hosur, Salem Dt.

Born at Hosur in a middle-class family got educated in the District Board High School, Hosur, He rose to the position of a legislator, Managing Director Salem Central Co-op bank and Director - Dharmapuri central Co-op Bank.[2]

Early lifeEdit

K. Appavu pillai is a Father of K. A. Manoharan.

Elections contestedEdit

Year Election Party Constituency Result opposition candidate opposition party
1952 Tamil Nadu Assembly General Election INC Hosur Lost R. Muni Reddy
1957 Tamil Nadu Assembly General Election IND Hosur Won N. Ramachandra Reddy
1967 Tamil Nadu Assembly General Election INC Hosur Lost B. Venkataswamy Swatantra Party

Hosur Bus Stand named after K. Appavu PillaiEdit

In 1980s the hosur bus stand was named after K. Appavu Pillai, on the remembrance of his service towards Hosur town panchayat for more than 30 years. In 2007 the new integrated bus terminus was again named after him and inaugurated by M. K. Stalin on 18 July 2010.[3][4]

Hosur Bus Stand named after K.Appavu Pillai

Hosur Appavu NagarEdit

Appavu Nagar is a Locality in Hosur town named after K. Appavu Pillai.[5]

K.A.P Statue at Hosur Municipality Office inaugurated by Former Tamilnadu Congress Leader Thiru. Ramachandran.


  1. ^ http://www.assembly.tn.gov.in/archive/2nd_1957/Review_2-1957-62.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.assembly.tn.gov.in/archive/2nd_1957/whoiswho_1957.pdf
  3. ^ "New bus stand in Hosur to be named after Appavu Pillai". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Stalin to commission new bus stand in Hosur today". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 17 July 2010.
  5. ^ https://pincodes.info/in/Tamil-Nadu/Krishnagiri/Kamandoddi/APPAVU-NAGAR-HOSUR/

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