Thambi Naransamy Naidoo

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

Trade unionist, participated in the 1952 Defiance Campaign, Vice-President of the Transvaal Indian Congress, member of the South African Communist Party, political prisoner, Non-European United Front, Chairman of the Transvaal Peace Council, Vice-Presi

First name: 
Thambi
Middle name: 
Naransamy
Last name: 
Naidoo
Date of birth: 
1901
Location of birth: 
Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Date of death: 
1953

Narainsamy Thambi Naidoo, also known as “Naran” or “Roy.” was born in 1901 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) where the family had moved during the Anglo-Boer War (also known as the South African War).  He was the son of Govindasamy Krishnamy Thambi Naidoo.


References:
• Gerhart G.M and Karis T. (ed)(1977). From Protest to challenge: A documentary History of African Politics in South Africa: 1882-1964, Vol.4 Political Profiles 1882 ”“ 1964. Hoover Institution Pres: Stanford University.
• 
E.S.Reddy. (2012). From an email to SAHO, from Mr E S Reddy, dated 30 June 2012
• Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (1997). Truth And Reconciliation Commission - Special Hearings ”“ Prisons. The Naidoo Family online. Available at www.justice.gov.za .  Accessed on 7 February 2013 

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This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Sep-2011

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