'Madras Mail' passes away in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 February 2010, 03:38 GMT]
Madras Mail, the President of the Development Council of Tamil Traditional Arts, and a recognized Saiva scholar and dramatist passed away Tuesday in Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) where he was admitted with heart ailment, sources in Jaffna said. Chelliah Madras Mail, a native of Puthukkudiruppu in Vanni, residing in Nalloor had dedicated himself to the task preserving and maintaining the Tamil traditional arts and drama and been the author of ‘Veazham Paduththa Veerangkanai’ Tamil drama which he directed and staged in many parts of Jaffna peninsula.

Madras Mail
Madras Mail
Madras Mail had been honoured with several titles including ‘Kalaa Poosha’nam’ and ‘The Custodian of Tamil Arts’.

He was 65 years old when he passed away and had served last as an Administration Officer in Ki’linochchi Education Zone.

Prior to this post he had served in the Education Zones in Jaffna peninsula and the islets of Jaffna as Administration Officer.

The death of Madras Mail comes as great loss to traditional Tamil arts, many in Jaffna peninsula including Jaffna University community said.


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