Ki Pi Aravinthan passes away in Paris

[TamilNet, Sunday, 08 March 2015, 09:07 GMT]
Mr Ki Pi Aravinthan, a veteran former Tamil militant of the 1970's, a poet and a well-known Tamil writer has passed away at the age of 62 at a hospital in Paris on Sunday morning. Born as Christopher Francis, he was also known by the name Sunthar. He was an associate of Urumpiraay Sivakumaran in early 1970s and was the only surviving member of Sivakumar's movement. He was arrested after Sivakumaran's demise in 1974 and was imprisoned by Colombo for some years. Later, he was a senior member of the EROS.

Ki Pi Aravinthan
Ki Pi Aravinthan (1953 - 2015)
Later in his life, Mr Aravinthan became a well known writer bringing out collections of poetry, short stories and articles. His writings were incorporated into many anthologies of contemporary times and a collection has been recently translated into French too.

Mr Aravinthan was one of the strong supporters in re-enacting the mandate for Vaddukkoaddai Resolution even before the end of the Mu'l'livaaykkaal war.

He was ailing for some time due cancer.


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