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access_time 17 March 2023 9:20 AM GMT
Posted Ondate_range 10 May 2019 1:46 PM GMT
Updated Ondate_range 10 May 2019 1:46 PM GMT
Sahitya Akademi awardee Mohammed Meeran deadtext_fields
News Summary - Sahitya Akademi awardee Mohammed Meeran dead
Tirunelveli(TN): Well-known Tamil writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thopil Mohammed Meerandied at his house in Pettai here Friday following brief illness, family sources said. He was 74.
He is survived by his wife Jaleela Meeran andtwo sons.
Meeran won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel "Saaivu Naarkali" (reclining chair) in 1997.
He had written six short stories, five novels and had done extensive translation work, the family sources said. He wrote in Malayalam and translated them into Tamil.
MDMK founder Vaiko condoled Meeran's death.