Name: Subburathinam/Kanaka Subburathinam.
AKA : Bharathidasan.
Father: Mr.Kanagasabai Mudaliar
Mother:Mrs. Lakshmi Ammal
Date of Birth:29th April 1891.
Date of Death: 21st April 1964 (at the age of 72 years) at Madras
Birth place: Pondichery, French India.
Occupation: Teacher, Tamil Poet, Tamil activist.
Awards and Recognitions Given to Bharathidasan:
- Bharthidasan was given the title “Puratchi Kavignar”/Revolutionary Poet and “Paavendar”/Emperor of Poems
- Golden Parrot Prize for his play “Amaithi Oomai” in the year 1946
- Sahitya Academy Award (Posthumously) in the year 1970 for his play ‘Pisiranthaiyar’
- The Government of India released a commemorative stamp of Bharathidasan on 9th October 2001.
- A State University in Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu has been named “Bharathidasan University”
- Many roads in Tamilnadu are named after Bharathidasan.
- The Tamilnadu Government awards “Bharathidasan Award” annually to a Tamil Poet.