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Centenary celebration of the exile of Swadeshabhimani

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Kerala is observing the centenary of the exile of iconic press freedom fighter Swadesabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai for his bold expose of corruption in high places. A journalist who never gave in to intimidations of the power centres of the day, Pillai was banished from the royal state of Travancore on September 26, 1910 after the journal he edited fearlessly wrote against corruption and injustices when the freedom movement was in its infancy in India. Inaugurating the year long observation functions to commemorate the centenary of Swadeshabhimani’s exile, Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan said that the media persons should follow the principles of Swadeshabhimani.

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