Good to know aout this!!!Wow, great work on this thread. My interest in Coimbatore was recently propped up after I got to know that my great grandfather who was a freedom fighter also played a part in Kovai's history. I've collected as much English sources of info I can find on him and created an article on Wikipedia - Kovai Subri.
He also happened to be the Municipal Chairman and MLA during those times, and the Hindu article on him credits him with creating Gandhi Park. Sadly i'm unable to get any other sources for these claims, and it would be great if those in Coimbatore can see if his photo or records are there in the Town Hall. Any help appreciated.