Veteran Kavignar Murugaian passes away

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 June 2009, 08:25 GMT]
Well-known Kavignar (Poet) E. Murugaian, veteran Tamil scholar, passed away in Colombo Saturday and his funeral is to be held Sunday evening at Borella general cemetery. He was seventy five years of age when he died. Murugaian was conferred with the honorary title of Doctor of Literature (Ilakkia Kalanithi) some years ago by Jaffna University for his immense services to Tamil Literature and Tamil Language.

Fluent in Tamil, English and Sinhalese languages, Murugaian was a graduate in Science and Arts.

He worked in the Education Department in Colombo as the editor of several Tamil publications.

Murugaian held the posts of Director of Education and Deputy Registrar of Jaffna University.

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Ministry last year conferred him with the title ”Sahithya Ratna” for his services to Tamil literature.

 

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