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Renowned Tamil novelist Thopil Mohammed Meeran dies aged 74

The well-known Tamil writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thopil Mohammed Meeran passed away at the age of 74.

About Thoppil Mohamed Meeran

  • In his lifetime he received eight literary awards which includes Sahitya Akademi Award and Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantram Award.
  • He won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997, for his novel Saaivu Naarkkaali (The Reclining Chair), released in 1995.
  • Other Novels Authored: are Thuraimugam, Anju Vannam Theru, Oru Kadalora Graamaththin Kathai, and Koonan Thoppu (all between 1988 and 2011).
  • His Short Story Collections and extensive translation work, gave him a prominent place in literary world. Some of his short story collections includes Thangarasu, Oru Maamaramum Konjam Paravaigalum, Anbukku Muthumai Illai, Oru Kutti Theevin Varippadam, Ananthasayanam Colony, and Thoppil Mohamed Meeran Kathaigal.
  • Forte: Due to his mastery over both Malayalam and Tamil, he could use both languages in his novels effortlessly. This became the speciality of all his literary works i.e. his novels brilliantly narrated the fisherfolk’s life with details in both Tamil and Malyalam.

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Famous classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away

Famous classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away on 17th December 2018 at the age of 75, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife and son.

Pandit Bhaduri had been suffering for quite some time from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other ailments.

About Pandit Arun Bhaduri:

  • Pandit Arun Bhaduri was born on 7th October 1943 in Murshidabad, West Bengal.
  • He was a Hindustani Classical Music and Semi-Classical Music Vocalist, initially tutored by Mohammed A. Daud Khan.
  • Pandit Arun Bhaduri was an exponent on Kirana and Rampur Gharana.
  • He was famous for fusing all these styles beautifully to create his own inimitable style.
  • He also used to sing Bengali songs and Bhajans.
  • In 2014, he was awarded Banga Bibhushan Samman. He also won many other awards.
  • He had served as a guru teacher at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the sudden death of Pandit Bhaduri. She conveyed her condolences to the family members, friends and followers of Pandit Arun Bhaduri.

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