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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Writer Sujatha passes away ..

Sujatha, the well known author of several novels and short stories, and who has also penned the dialogs for several movies, passed away earlier today. A dear loss to Indian literature, indeed.

His true name was Rangarajan, Sujatha being a pseudonym. He has written of over 100 novels, 250 short stories, ten books on science, ten stage plays, and a slim volume of poems. His very first story featured in a magazine called Sivaji in 1953. His short story called Idadhu Orathil was published in a Tamil magazine in 1962 and he soon became a regular contributor. His writings are well known and much read.

His writing expertise took to the silver screen with movies such as Gayathri, Priya and Vikram, and eventually he became a popular writer in filmdom as well. Some of his recent works in cinema include Anniyan and Sivaji. The soon to release movie Anandha Thandavam is the on screen adaptation of a novel by Sujatha. He was also working on the script for Shankar's much awaited Robot.

However, nature's course has changed his. Today we have lost one of the most revered writers down South. We extend our heart felt condolences to the bereaved.

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