Tuesday, October 03, 2006

C. V. Devan Nair

Third President Of Singapore - C. V. Devan Nair (1925 - 2005)

Chengara Veetil Devan Nair also known as Devan Nair or C. V. Devan Nair, the 3rd President of Singapore (Presidency Period from Oct 1981 – Mar 1985).

Devan Nair was born in Malacca, Malaysia in the year 1925. When he was 10, his family moved to Singapore. After settling down in Singapore, Devan Nair enrolled into Rangoon Road Primary School for his young education.

After passing his “Senior Cambridge Examination” in year 1940, he was eligible to continue his academic study in Victoria School

In 1954, Devan Nair joined Lee Kuan Yew’s People’s Action Party (PAP) after leaving Communist Anti-British League.

In 1964, Devan Nair won the Malaysian Grand Election in the Bangsar constituency somewhere around Kuala Lumpur.

After Singapore separated from Malaysia, Devan Nair continued to stay in Malaysia. During his stay, he formed the Democratic Action Party but soon after, he returned back to Singapore to lead the Labour Union Movement. At the same period, he founded National Trades Union Congress.

In 1979, he won the Anson seat during the elections and accepted the appointment as a President of Singapore in year 1981. Upon accepting the appointment, Devan Nair became the 3rd President of Singapore.

In 1985, Devan Nair resigned from his position as a President of Singapore.

In 1995, Devan Nair moved to Canada with his wife, Avadai Dhanam.

April 2005, Mrs Devan (1925 - 2005) passed away leaving Devan Nair alone in Canada. In the same year, December, Devan Nair passed away with an age of 82.


Little Jave's Word:

On the month of Mr Devan Nair vowed to be the 3rd President of Singapore, Little Jave was born.

In Little Jave's memory, impression on Mr Devan Nair is limited.

Wanted to find out more on him, but too late, he had left us.

To Mr Devan Nair's contributions to Singapore, Little Jave send upon his respect.


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