Sahitya Akademi award winning Tamil writer Mohammed Meeran passes away at 74

Thopil Mohammed Meeran won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel 'Saaivu Naarkali' in 1997.

Published: 10th May 2019 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2019 02:00 PM   |  A+A-

Thopil Mohammed Meeran (File Photo | EPS)


TIRUNELVELI:: Well-known Tamil writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thopil Mohammed Meeran died at his house in Pettai here Friday following brief illness, family sources said.

He was 74.

He is survived by his wife Jaleela Meeran and two 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.

MDMK founder Vaiko condoled Meeran's death.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp