Books were the world of Karunanidhi

August 8, 2018


Karunanidhi has written more than 100 books that included Sanga Thamizh, Thirukkural Urai, Ponnar Sankar, Romapuri Pandian, Thenpandi Singam, Vellikizhamai, Nenjukku Needhi, Iniyavai Irubathu and Kuraloviam.


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Karunanidhi's stage plays included Manimagudam, Ore Ratham, Palaniappan, Thooku Medai, Kagithapoo, Naane Arivali, Vellikizhamai, Udhayasooriyan and Silappathikaram.

At the age of 20, Karunanidhi went to work for Jupiter Pictures as a scriptwriter. His first film, Rajakumaari, gained him much popularity. It was here that his skills as a scriptwriter were honed, which extended to several films.

He delivered the special address on the inaugural day of third World Tamil Conference held in Paris in 1970, and also on the inaugural day of sixth World Tamil Conference in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 1987.