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Aadhavan Sundaram

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Language  Tamil
Role  Writer
Name  Aadhavan Sundaram

Period  until 1987
Nationality  Indian
Died  July 19, 1987
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Born  K. S. Sundaram March 21, 1942 Kallidaikurichi, Tamil Nadu (1942-03-21)
Occupation  Author, Assistant Editor
Genre  Novels, Novellas, Short Stories
Subject  Children's fiction, Social Novels

Aadhavan (Tamil: ஆதவன்) is the pseudonym of K. S. Sundaram (Tamil: கே. எஸ். சுந்தரம், 21 March 1942 – 19 July 1987), a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India.

Biography

Sundaram was born in Kallidaikurichi in Tirunelveli District and obtained his education in Delhi. He worked briefly for Indian Railways. Later he joined the National Book Trust of India as an assistant editor. He married Hema in 1976. He started his literary career as a writer of stories for children in the magazine Kannan. He wrote under the pseudonym Aadhavan (lit. The Sun). His most noted work was the novel En peyar Ramaseshan (lit. My name is Ramaseshan), which was translated into Russian by Vitaliy Furnika and sold over a hundred thousand copies. In 1987, he drowned while swimming in a river at Shringeri. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil posthumously for his collection of short stories Mudalil iravu varum (lit. First comes the night).

References

Aadhavan Sundaram Wikipedia


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