Periyar Dasan

Other names of Periyar Dasan: Seshachalam, Abdullah Periyar Dasan
Birthday: 21-08-1949
Date of death: 19-08-2013
Star sign: Virgo

An inspiring speaker, philosopher, and an actor Periyar Dasan was born as Seschalam on 21st August 1949 in Agaram Village of North Arcot, Tamil Nadu. He believed in rationalism and propagated such ideas to others. He is a Tamil scholar and his speeches are well known. He was born in a Shiavite family. He was very inspired by the teachings of Periyar E.V. Ramasamy who founded the Dravidian Movement. While he was in college, he changed his name to Periyar Dasan as a true follower of the Periyar. He mastered himself in Tamil literature and was a professor at his College, Pachaiyappa for 34 years. Meanwhile, he also wrote 120 books. Periyar Dasan in 1991 adapted Buddhism and added Siddhartha to his name as a prefix. He learned Sanskrit and Pali while he converted the Dhammapada by BR Ambedkar into Tamil.

On March 11, 2010, he adopted Islam and during his visit to Mecca he changed his name to Abdullah Periyar Dasan. Very carefully he learned and adapted the preaching’s of Islam by thoroughly studying Quran and the Arabic language for ten years. He stopped supporting atheism and started propagating Islam. Islam was his way of life since then. He has also served the political party MDMK at a senior post. He worked as a propaganda escritoire with Dravidar Kazhagam, corporate instructor psychiatric therapist, and a student counselor for many years. Periyar has appeared in many Tamil movies as well. 15 Tamil flicks are a part of his career. He debuted with Karuthamma where he played the character of Mokkaiyan and bagged the National Award for Best Actor. His last venture was Veeram. He passed away on 19th August 2013 after suffering from liver cancer leaving behind his wife Vasantha and two sons, Valavan and Suratha.

Pattimandram Raja Tamil Actor

Pattimandram Raja

Pattimandram Raja is a Tamil movie actor and debate speaker, who rose to fame as a speaker on Sun TV’s debate talk show, Pattimandram. He was born as Simson Raja on May 1, 1959, in Keezhamathur, Thuvariman. He took a Bachelor of Commerce at the American College in Madurai and an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Madurai Kamaraj University. Subsequently, he got employed at the United Bank of India in Madurai. He traveled for 15 years with Solomon Pappaiah, a renowned Indian scholar, and TV icon, who is also the moderator of the show, Pattimandram. Raja entered the film industry as an actor in the year 2007 through S. Shankar’s Tamil masala film, Sivaji. He appeared in a fatherly role in films like Guru En Aalu (2009), Mappillai (2011), Ko (2011), Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013), Vathikuchi (2013), Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013), Nanbenda (2015), Bangalore Naatkal (2016), and Kaashmora (2016). Other films under his credit are Guru Sishyan, Mayilu, Pattathu Yaanai, Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga, Soan Papdi, Vaaliva Raja, Thodari, and he was last seen in Azhahendra Sollukku Amudha. Since 1991, Raja also donned several Literary Talks in All India Radio. His daily show, entitled Naal Oru Nayam, was broadcast in Madurai Radio and earned praises. He was the founder of the literary forum, Madurai Kamban Kazhagam. He also wrote articles for magazines like Kalai Magal, Kunkumam, Kalki, and Devi. He also penned a book entitled Raajaavum Raajaathi Raajaavum. He is married to Leela, and they have two sons namely Ashok and Vivek.