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A. Subbarayalu Reddiar, Raja of Panagal, P. Subbarayan, B. Munuswamy Naidu, Ramakrishna Ranga Rao, P. T. Rajan, Kurma Venkata Reddy Naidu, C. Rajagopalachari and Tanguturi Prakasam were all Chief Ministers prior to independance. O. P. Ramaswamy Reddiyar, P. S. Kumaraswamy Raja, C. Rajagopalachari, K. Kamaraj, M. Bakthavatsalam, C. N. Annadurai, V.R. Nedunchezhiyan (acting), M. Karunanidhi, M. G. Ramachandran, Janaki Ramachandran, J. Jayalalithaa and O. Panneerselvam were Chief Ministers after independance. However the names that can be remembered easily are KK, CNA, MK, JJ and MGR.