Today Latest News: The Legendary Tamil Writer Ashokamitran Passes Away at 85:- The legendary Tamil writer Ashokmitran passes away which is sad news for the Tamil literature globally. He is blessed to have the Sahitya Akademi Award in his kitty which he won in 1996.
When the legendary writer Ashokamitran took his last breath in that time his age was 85 and he was in Chennai on Thursday when he dies. Kalyan Raman, who is known for translated four of his Tamil fiction books, took his official page of the micro blogging site to shares the news, “I have such happy memories of his warmth and friendship. Go well, sir. Goodbye”.
In an interview with The Hindu earlier in March, stated to the media, “I’ll write as long as I’m physically able to”.
Born in 1931 in Secunderabad, Ashokamitran had penned more than 250 short stories. He also writes almost two dozen novels and novellas. He had grabbed the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1996 for Appavin Snegidhar a collection of short stories. His work and books have been translated into a number of Indian and European languages.
Ashokamitran is often regarded as the pen name of Jagadisa Thyagarajan. The Indian writer regarded one of the most influential figures in the Tamil literature post-independence India. He started his creative literary career with the prize winning play “Anbin Parisu” and then he never looked back with some short stories, and a dozen novellas and novels. He was an essayist and critic; he was the editor of the literary journal “Kanaiyaazhi”.
He has written over 200 short stories, eight novels, and some 15 novellas alongside some of the prose writings. Most of his works have also been translated into English as well as the Tamil literature of the late writer Ashokmitran on other Indian languages, including Hindi, Malayalam, and Telugu.
Ashokamitran died on 23 March 2017 at the age of 85. And he was met with a natural death which brings sorrow in the whole Tamil Nadu, apart from the entire India. This is counted as most sad news for the Tamil literature.