S.Ramakrishnan is a veteran Tamil writer. He is an influential writer of modern Tamil literature. He is an active Tamil writer since the last 25 years. He has written short stories, plays, novels, children’s literature and translations. S.Ramakrisnan is noted for his columns like Thunai Ezhuthu in Ananda Vikatan magazine. His short stories were translated into many languages like, German, French, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. S.Ramakrishnan was born on 13th April,1966 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is born and brought up in the Mallankinar village of Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu.

He is 50 years old. He got married to a lady named Chandra Prabha and has two sons named Hari and Akash. S.Ramakrishnan has written nine novels, ten plays, fourteen short stories and lots of collective essays. He even did filmography. Some of them are Album (2002), Baba (2002), Pop Carn (2003) and much more. He is also a traveler and has had experience about living in other parts of the country. As an editor, he looked after the literary publication Atcharam for five years. He has organized more than thirty five story telling camps for children all over Tamil Nadu. He has also done special story telling camps for children with learning disability.

He has arranged screenplay writing workshop for children and students in the creative field in the cites like Coimbatore and Chennai. His novel Upa Pandavaam is inspired from Mahabharata. It received a lot of recognition and is also accepted as one of the best-written novel. Nedum Kuruthi spoke of the dark and tragic experiences of the tribe of oppressed people cruelly accused for being the criminal tribe by the British, achieved the Ghanavaani award for the Best Novel. His novel Yaamam, inspired from Chennai city’s three hundred years history as a back drop, is another widely appreciated written piece.

Urrupasi is a book that conveys the driving mental dilemma of a young man who became unemployed as he had taken major in the Tamil language. He is the first writer in Tamil that has attracted a huge number of readers. He won national award for his short film Karna Motcham with his screenplay.Tamil films like Baba, Album, Chandaikkozhi, Unnale Unnale, Bhima, Dhaam Dhoom, Chikku Bukku and Modhi Vilaiyadu have seen him work as a screenplay and dialogue writer as well. Some of these films have even crossed 100 days of screening.

He received lot awards for his outstanding work in as a writer. In 2011 he won Iyal Award organized by The Tamil Lierary Garden, Canada for his benefaction to the Tamil Literature. In 2010 he won Wisdom Award, Tamil Sangam Award, and Tagore Literature Award. He also won Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award for the best young playwright. He is also the winner of Kannadasan Award.

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Sri Ramanananda Maharshi

Sri Ramanananda Maharshi is a jivanmukta, which means freedom from life in English, and sage. His birth name is Venkataraman Iyer, but his followers fondly call him Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was born on December 30, 1879, in Tiruchuzhi, Madras Presidency, British India. His parents' names are Sundaram Iyer and Azhagammal. He had two brothers and one sister. His family was ardent devotees of Goddess Shakti, Lord Ganesh, Vishnu, Shiva, and Surya. All the members of his family were spiritually inclined. As a child, he would mediate a lot and would sleep so soundly that he wouldn't wake up even if people beat him. He could memorize all the poems, and the holy scriptures were easy. Arunachala, a sacred hill, and the life of 63 Nayanars fascinated him. His father later sent him to stay with his brother so that he could study and bag a government job. They enrolled young Venkataraman in Scott's Middle School and American Mission High School. However, in 1896, he almost died but survived somehow. This incident enlightened him, and he shifted to Arunachala and renounced all worldly pleasures. Soon, several people became his followers a started worshipping him. They would all line up for his glimpse. Later, he constructed an ashram for all his believers and guided and counseled them. When his family got to know about it they tried to convince him to come back but he didn't even utter a single word, and so eventually they gave up. Several eminent scholars like Kavyakantha Sri Ganapati Sastri became his worshippers. In fact, he became so famous that even foreigners started to look up to him. Frank Humphreys, a British officer who worked in India, David Godman, Paul Brunton, has written several articles and books on him. B. V. Narasimha has also written a biography of, him named Self Realisation: The Life and Teachings of Ramana Maharshi. Many of his followers have felt illuminated after meeting him. Later, his two brothers and mother also renounced everything and joined him and began to manage the ashram. He led a very mundane life and would also perform daily chores. He had a humongous collection of spiritual books. Ramana has composed The Five Hymns to Arunachala, a huge printed work containing several hymns. Despite having large followers, he never wished to publicize himself and never called himself a guru. He died on April 14, 1950, due to age-related disease. Even after his death, people pray and worship him.

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