Birthday: 27-04-1945
Date of death: 21-12-2018
Star sign: Taurus

Prapanchan the popular novelist, playwright, and critic were born as Vaidyalingam, son of Sarangapani in Pondicherry on 27th April 1945. His father had been running a liquor shop in Pondicherry. Born in Puducherry, Prapanchan was well versed in Tamil, French, and English. Prapanchan was graduated in Karandhai College. His career started as a Tamil teacher. Simultaneously, he worked as a journalist in the popular English weeklies Ananda Vikatan, Kungumam, and Kumudam. He titled his first short story as Enna Ulagamada and it got published in the year 1961 in the magazine named Bharani. Prapanchan had penned a lot of stories and 46 books were published independently.

For his excellent work, Vaanam Vasapadum, a super hit novel, he was awarded the honorable Sahitya Akademi Award. Prapanchan’s novels and the other works had been translated into various languages including Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, English, French, Swedish and German. Prapanchan’s play Muttai is in the curriculum of Delhi University. Popular works of Prapanchan are Vaanam Vasapadum, Manudam Vellum, Mahanadhi, Kagidha Manidhargal, Sandhya, Penmai Velga, Kanneral Kaapom, Padhavi, Erode Thamizhar Uyirodu, Netrru Manidhargal, Iruttin Vasal, Vittu Viduthalayagi, and Oru Ooril Irandu Manidhargal.

Besides receiving the Sahitya Akademi Award, Prapanchan received Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, Coimbatore Kasturi Rangammal Award, Ilakkiya Chinthanai Award, Adithanar Award and an Award for the Non-fiction from The Tamil Literary Garden in Toronto, Canada. Prapanchan was married to Pramila Rani and has three children Gouthaman, Gowri Shankar and Sathish. Prapanchan was diagnosed with lung cancer and had been getting his treatment from Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital. But, the medications didn’t help him and he died on 21st December 2018.

R. K. Narayan Tamil Actor

R. K. Narayan

R. K. Narayan is an Indian author. He was born on 10th October 1906 in Chennai where he died on 13th May 2001. He was one of the leading Indian English story writers. Narayan was the son of a headmaster and the elder brother of studio editor Ramachandran and cartoonist Laxman. He was raised by his grandmother Parvati. He married Rajam with whom he had a daughter named Hema. He attended school at the Lutheran Mission School, CRC High School and the Christian College High School. He graduated from the Maharaja College of Mysore. He worked as a school teacher for a brief period before leaving and focusing on his writing career. Narayan’s first published work was a book review on the Development Of The Maritime Laws of The 17th Century England. He wrote articles for many English newspapers and magazines. He wrote his first novel Swaminathan And Tate in 1930 based on his childhood experience but was rejected by several publishers before the British publisher Graham Greene published it under the title Swami And Friends. His second novel The Bachelor Of Arts was published 1938, which was based on his college days. Both the books were based in the fictional town of Malgudi. His third book called the Dark Room, published in 1938, depicted domestic violence against women. In 1939, Narayan was devastated when his wife died of Typhoid but soon found the courage to write The English Teacher in 1945 based on his and Rajam’s married life. This book was also based in Malgudi and creating what became known as the Malgudi series. Before this, Narayan published a collection of his short stories under the title Malgudi Days in 1942. During the World War II, Narayan started his own publication called the Indian Thought Publications which was named after his first journal the Indian Thought which only ran for a year till 1941. However, his publication house still runs at present, managed by his granddaughter. Narayan shifted his writing style from his semi-autobiographical works like the Malgudi series to more creative and fictional tones. Such works included Mr. Sampath in 1949, The Financial Expert in 1952 and Waiting For Mahatama among several others. Narayan received several awards and accolades including the Sahithya Akademi Award in 1958 for the Guide, Filmfare Award for the Best Story for the 1965 film Guide, the Padma Bhushan on the 1964 Indian Republic Day, AC Benson Medal in 1980. He was an honorary member of the British Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy for Arts and Letters.



Imayam is an Indian novelist and writer conceived in 1964. His family lived in Meladanur, however later moved to Vriddhachalam. He completed his higher examinations from Periyar E.V.R. School, Tiruchirappalli. During his school days, he got books from some Sri Lankan Tamils on the ethnic emergency in their nation and furthermore went to the presentations, and the photograph shows that they set up. What's more, he purchased and read Russian Literature in interpretation. His first piece was composed for a challenge in St Joseph's school in Trichy around 1984-1985. For Imayam, it was S. Albert, a teacher from Trichy, who 'opened the entryway to the world.' He proceeded to go to a thirty-day author's workshop composed by the All India Catholic Universities Federation. This set Imayam considering his very own composition and its subjects. He is firmly associated with the Dravidian Movement and its governmental issues. His books 'Koveru Kazhudhaigal' (The Mules) and 'Arumugam,' include won praise inside Tamil writing and have been converted into English and French individually. His first novel Koveru Kazhudhaigal made warmed discussions on issues like the job of a Dalit essayist with regards to abuse seen in a Dalit people group. This tale is currently incorporated into the digitalization task of the University of Chicago and Columbia University, the main Tamil epic to be made accessible through the Internet, in any event at that address. This epic is considered as one of the exemplary of present-day Tamil writing exceptionally in Dalit composing. It is the practical annal of a group of launderers who wash the garments of different untouchables, getting grain and other nourishment consequently. The tale is developed between two voyages: a journey of expectation toward the start; a normal outing to the washing pool in drudgery and misery at last. Imayam creates for Arokkyam a specific verbally expressed style, which isn't exactly formal regret, yet is fundamentally the same as, regularly relying upon a string of related outcries. He displays an enthusiastic blend of the past, present, and future in his works.

Imayam Tamil Actor