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Tuesday 14 February 2023

Writer Kalki Krishnamurthi who wrote Ponniyin Selvan, was a multi-faceted

Writer  Kalki  Krishnamurthi who wrote  Ponniyin Selvan, was a multi-faceted personality as  Editor, art critic, lyricist  besides being a patriot and freedom fighter. He participated in the freedom struggle and was imprisoned thrice. His life, like his writings, is very interesting. Journalist S Chandra Mouli has written the biography of Kalki in Tamil  titled "Kalki:  Ponniyin Selvar" and published  by Kalaignan  Padhippagam. 


The book was launched by Director Mani Ratnam today (13 February 2023) and the first copies of the book were received by Mrs. Seetha Ravi and Mrs. Lakshmi Natarajan, grand-daughters of  Writer Kalki. 

“The fact that writer Kalki's writings have been enjoyed across generations is a testament to the appeal of his writing! After the success of the PS1 and getting ready for the release of PS2, I am happy to release the book on life and achievements of  Kalki”  said Mr Maniratnam. 


Mrs. Seetha Ravi said, "Today's Instagram generation, who have enjoyed reading Kalki’s works and  watching Ponniyin Selvan  on screen, can know about his personality vividly told in this book. The message of his life is his deep patriotism and courageous writing"


The 220 pages book “Kalki : Ponniyin Selvar” is priced at Rs 225/-. For copies contact: Kalaignan Pathippagam, 9 Sarangapani street, T nagar, Chennai 600017. Ph: 044-28340488

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