Welcome To VOC Peravai

V.O.Chidambaram Pillai was born on 6 September 1872 in Ottapidaram, Tuticorin district to Olaganathan Pillai and Paramayee Ammal.[1] When Chidambaram was six years old he learnt Tamil from the teacher Veeraperumal Annavi. He heard stories about Lord Shiva from his grandmother and stories from Ramayana from his grandfather. He heard stories from Mahabharatha told by Allikulam Subramanya Pillai. As a child, he played goli (marbles), kabaddi, horse riding, swimming, stilt walking, archery, wrestling, silambattam and chess..

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Chidambaram was "yoked (in place of bulls) to the oil press like an animal and made to work it in the cruel hot sun.

Chidambaram was "yoked (in place of bulls) to the oil press like an animal and made to work it in the cruel hot sun.