Sujatha Rangarajan is an author, screenwriter, novelist, and engineer born on 3rd May, 1935, and passed out on 27th February, 2008. His birthplace is Srirangam (British India) and he died in Chennai. His evergreen works are ten stage performances, more than 250 short stories along with composing works of almost a hundred novels, and a small set of poems. He was considered as a famous personality in Tamil literature. He has fame as a pleasant reader and he briefly edited and worked for Kumudam magazine. He composed a few screenplays and narrated dialogues for Tamil movies.
In 1993, Sujatha was honored by an award from the National Council for Science and Technology because of his authorized works in science, through books and magazines. He received the award ‘Vaswik’ for the electronic voting machine, and the Tamil Nadu Government credited him with the ‘Kalaimami’ award. In 1999, he was honored by the award for the ‘Best Writer from Tamil Nadu Cinema’. His interests include Tamil literature, biotechnology, archeology, neuroscience, computers, and sociology.
He grew up in his grandmother’s place because of his father’s job transfers. He got educated at Secondary High School for boys in Srirangam. Sujatha attended St. Joseph’s College, where he had a friend called Abdul Kalam, who later became the President of India. He graduated in the year 1954 with B.Sc. in Physics. Sujatha completed his engineering from Madras Institute of Technology in Electronics. He initially started with short stories and articles in magazines; serial publications having inspired him the most. He also helped to introduce Haiku poetry for Tamil audiences.
He first spent his life in Srirangam but later moved to Bangalore; he almost equally spent his life in both places. After some composing, his downstream started to read more and more literature works in Tamil rare narratives. His actual profession is engineering, and even in this field he succeeded by inventing the electronic voting machine. As an engineer he showed his skills, besides he was also interested in the biotech field. In biotechnology, he wrote a few magazines in neuroscience, which received many praises.
He used to represent everything that was known to him in easy Tamil language. Even though many people tried to dominate him with their works, they were not successful in beating him. Finally, he completed his profession in the engineering field along with his other natural interests in the science field, narrating novels, and as a social worker. He was blessed with two children, Kesava Prasad and Ranga Prasad.