Source: Native Clergymen (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: DEVASAGAIYAM GNANAMUTTU was born in 1816 in the District of Tinnevelly. His ancestors were of the Shanar caste. He was educated at the Palamcottah Seminary, and the C.M. Institution, Madras. After serving some years at a Catechist, he was ordained deacon in 1847 by Bishop Spencer, and priest in 1849 by Bishop Wilson of Calcutta. His work was wholly in the Tinnevelly District from about 1840 to 1887. He died in 1888.