Source: Native Clergymen (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: DEVASAGAIYAM SAVERIMUTTU was a Tanjore man whose ancestors were of the Pariah caste. He was educated at the Tanjore Seminary. He was ordained deacon in 1850 and priest in 1854. After ordination he was stationed at Tanjore, the head centre of a powerful caste movement among Christians. In 1852 he was sent to Bangalore, where he worked under a local committee of Chaplains and others, and ministered to a congregation mostly of the household servant class. He was stationed at Cuddalore from 1858 to 1865; and at Mylapore, near Madra,, from 1865 to 1882, when he died. He was the father of Saverimuttu Theophilus, an S.P.G. man ordained in 1882.