RIP! Eminent Tamil writer, novelist Balakumaran passes away in Chennai

15 May 2018     Comments  

RIP! Eminent Tamil writer, novelist Balakumaran passes away in Chennai

Eminent Tamil writer, novelist, short story and script writer V Balakumaran passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday due to age-related illness. Balakumaran has penned over 150 novels and 100 short stories, besides screenplay and dialogues for many Tamil films like Kamal Haasan's 'Nayakan' and Rajinikanth's 'Baasha'. He was 71. He is survived by his wife and two children.

A recipient of several awards, including the Tamil Nadu government's Kalaimamani award for his literary works, Balakumaran, who had twice underwent bypass surgeries, was admitted to Kauvery hospital due to breathing problems and lung infection a couple of days back, family sources said. He breathed his last today morning.

His popular novels included 'Mercury Pookkal', which bagged the 'Illakkiya Sindhanai' award, 'Irumbhu Kudhiraigal', 'Krishna Arjunan', 'Thayumanavan', 'Agalya', 'Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu', 'Shenbagathottam', 'Kadal Neelam', 'Kadalora Kuruvigal', 'Karaiyora Mudhalaigal', 'Meettadha Veenai', 'Manja Kaani', 'Karnanin Kathai' and among others.
One of his famous novel was 'Gangai Konda Chozhan'. His short stories have appeared in popular Tamil magazines like Ananda Vikatan, Kalki and Kumudam.

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