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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.

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