Kamaraj Kumarasami (popularly known as K. Kamaraj) was an Indian (Tamil) politician (the Kingmaker in Indian politics). He is more known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. Kamaraj was born 15 July 1903, to Kumarasamy and Sivakami at Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.
Kamaraj was involved in the Indian independence movement and was a close ally of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. He was instrumental in bringing to power two Prime Ministers, Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964 and Indira Gandhi in 1966. He was affectionately known as the Gandhi of the South.
Kamaraj was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously in 1976. The domestic terminal of the Chennai airport is named Kamaraj Terminal in his honour.
He was hailed as one of the greatest of leaders of all the free world by the then US vice-president Hubert Humphrey.
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