Veeran Alagu Muthu Kone was born on 11th July 1710 to Alagu Muthu Kone – Piackia thai in Kattalankulam Village, Kovilpatti in Tuticorin District. He was an Indian revolutionary and Indian independence activist.
He is regarded for having raised one of the first revolts against the British India. While many people fought the British Raj and Alagumuthu Kone was one of the early freedom fighters to arouse public consciousness against foreign rule.
Alagu Muthu Kone was a general with Ettayapa Naicker, a polygar king of Ettayapuram. He was a skilful general with Madurai Nayaks, but left the army after some misunderstanding and was eagerly adopted by the polygar king. After the failed battle at Ettayapuram against the British and Maruthanayagam, Alagumuthukone had to flee with the royal family. Kone and his 255 men, including seven generals, were captured by the British. The right hands of the sepoys were chopped off and Alagumuthu Kone was tied to cannon and blown up in the year 1759. Kone is regarded for having raised one of the first revolts against the British in India.
The Birth Anniversary of Veeran Alagumuthukone is celebrated by the Government of Tamil Nadu annually on 11th July in Kovilpatti, Thoothukudi District.