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Kannadasan

Name Kannadasan
Birth Name Muthiah
Profession Poet, Lyricist, Editor, Producer, Writer
Date of Birth 24th June 1927
Birth Place  Sirukudalpatti (Near Karaikudi), Tamilnadu
Date of Death 17th October 1981
Title Kaviarasu
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Tamil
Nationality  Indian
Family Father – Sathappan
Mother – Visaalakshi
Wives - Ponnazhagi and Parvathi
Sons - 9
Daughters - 5
Education School :
* Elementary School at Sirukudalpatti
* High school (upto 8th Std) at Amaravathi Pudur.
Debut Film Lyrics for Movie song - Kalangkathiru Manamae, Kannanin Kadhali (1949)
Literary work – Mangkani (1952-1953)
Story, Dialogue - Illara Jyothi (1952)
Daily Newspaper – Thenral (1954)
First Job Ajax Company, Thiruvottriyur
First literary Job Editor of "Thirumakal" (1944)
His works Novels – 21
Essays on Hinduism (Arthamulla Indhumadham) – 10
Poems – 4000
Lyrics for Movie songs – 5000
Non-Filmi Poetry – “Yesu Kaviyam”
Great love towards Tamil language, culture, literature, prose, poetry
Contributions Epics, stories, essays, poems, drama, biography
Noticable Novels * Aval oru inthup pen (1992)
* Sivappukal mukkuththi (1992)
* Raththa pushpangkal (1992)
* Swarna saraswathi (1992)
* Nadantha kathai (1992)
* Mica (1992)
* Suruthi ceratha rakangkal (1992)
* Muppadhu nalum pournami (1992)
* Kadal konda thennadu (1992)
* Arangamum antharankamum (1992)
* Ayiram thIvu angkayarkanni (1992)
* Theivath thirumanangkal natakam (1992)
* Ayirangaal mandapam (1992)
* Athaivida rakasiyam (1992)
* Kathal konda thennadu (1992)
* Oru kavingnanin kadhai (1978)
* Singkai partha chennai (1992)
* Velangkattiyur vizha (1992)
* Vilakku mattuma sivappu (1992)
* Vanavasam (1981)
* Athaivida ragasiyam (1981)
* Birunthaavanam (1994)
Biography * Enathu Vasantha Kalangkal
* Enathu Suyasaritham
* Vanavasam
Editor * Chandamarudham
* Thirumagal
* Thirai O li
* Medhavi
* Thendral
* Thendralthirai
* Mullai
* Kannadasan
Award Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize for his novel “Cheraman Kadhali" (1980).
Facts * He was an atheist and a follower of the Dravidian atheistic movement.
* After reading Thiruppavai of Andal, he reconverted back himself to Hinduism.
* He wrote ‘Mankani’ while he was in prison for Dalmiapuram name change protest.

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS and Gayathri

Other Sites about Kannadasan
- Kannadasan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Kavi Arasu Kannadasan -
- Homage to Kannadasan
- Film songs of Kannadasan
- Kaviarasu Kannadasan Memorial
- Mahendra Raj on Kannadasan
- Tamil Movies Articles : Philosophy in film songs of Kannadasan
- Kannadasan - Movie lyrics - Dishant.com
- Kannadasan (person) - Biography Research Guide
- Tribute to Kannadasan 2003

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