Writer Balakumaran passes away

May 15, 2018


Popular writer V Balakumaran (71), who penned over 150 novels, several short stories, screenplay and dialogues for many Tamil films passed away due to age-related illness at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 72.


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A recipient of several honours and accolades, Balakumaran was conferred with Kalaimamani award by the Tamilnadu government for his literary work.


He was born on 5 July, 1946 at Pazhamarneri village. He had great love for Tamil since his younger days and wrote articles in several magazines.


His popular novels include Mercury Pookkal, Irumbhu Kudhiraigal, Krishna Arjunan, Thayumanavan, Agalya, Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu, Shenbagathottam, Kadal Neelam, Kadalora Kuruvigal, Karaiyora Mudhalaigal, Meettadha Veenai, Manja Kaani, Karnanin Kathai among others.

A devout spiritualist, he was a devotee of Yogi Ramsurath Kumar of Thiruvannamalai. He wrote Pey Karumbu (on Pattinathaar Swamigal), Simmasanam ( Kumara Guruparar Swamigal), Thangakkai (Seshadiri Swamigal of Thiruvannamalai) and Guru (Bhagawan Sri Yogi Ram Suratkumar of Thiruvannamalai).

Balakumaran penned screenplay and dialogues for several films beginning from Nayagam till Dhanush starrer Pudhupettai.
He worked in films including Nayakan, Guna, Shenbagathottam, Gentleman, Kadhalan, Baasha, Ullaasam, Jeans, Mugavaree, Citizen, Jananam, Vallavan and Pudhupettai.