Chief Minister MK Stalin and leaders of various political parties paid rich encomiums on legendary Tamil writer Ki Rajanarayanan (Ki Ra), who passed away on Monday at Puducherry.
Leaving behind numerous stories full of life, and as many story tellers, Ki Ra died in Puducherry on Monday night
A pall of gloom descended over Idaiseval on Tuesday as the news of Ki Rajanarayanan’s death spread.
Various Tamil writers had earlier in the day made requests to convert the writer’s home in Puducherry into a memorial library.
Speak to any Karisal writer alive and they fondly call him as Naina (a Telugu-Tamil word used to address father) or as Bheeshmar - a paternal and wise figure from Mahabharatham.
Rajanarayanan was ailing from age related health conditions for sometime and breathed his last at the government quarters in Puducherry.
Due to illness, he was in bed rest for the past few months and died at the age of 98, on Monday night at his home.