Tamil novelist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thoppil Mohamed Meeran dies aged 74
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Tamil novelist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thoppil Mohamed Meeran dies aged 74

By The Hindu calender  10-May-2019

Tamil novelist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thoppil Mohamed Meeran dies aged 74

Noted novelist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Thoppil Mohamed Meeran, 74, died at his residence at Veerabahu Nagar in Pettai near here at around 1.30 a.m. on Friday.
He is survived by his wife Jaleela and two sons Shameem Ahmed and Mirzad Ahmed.
Born in the coastal hamlet of Thaengaaipattinam in Kanniyakumari district on September 26, 1944, Mohamed Meeran authored the novels Oru Kadalora Graamaththin KathaiThuraimugamKoonan ThoppuSaaivu Naarkkaali and Anju Vannam Theru between 1988 and 2011. Of these, Saaivu Naarkkaali (The Reclining Chair), released in 1995, bagged him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997.
His short story collections — Anbukku Muthumai IllaiThangarasuAnanthasayanam ColonyOru Kutti Theevin VarippadamThoppil Mohamed Meeran Kathaigal and Oru Maamaramum Konjam Paravaigalum — and translations gave him a prominent place in the literary world.

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