‘Singaravelar’ …Thus called reverently and affectionately by Tamils of many political leanings congress, Dravidian & Communist movements… M.Singaravelu (1860 – 1946), a colossal influence on the social political and cultural history of Tamils is a pioneer path finder and has many ‘firsts’ against his name. . The first Communist of South India. . The chairman of the first All India conference of Communist Party of India. . The Spirit behind the First May day celebration in India. His life and works is being brought to light by two of his comrades K.Murugesan and C.S.Subramaniam who were part of the communist movement from its earliest days.