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Vairamuthu Awarded

IndiaGlits [Saturday, March 09, 2013]

There is practically no ceiling to the number of accolades that lyricist Vairamuthu has earned. For all that, he is humble, modest, philanthropic and benevolent. His love for Tamils is a saga of its own. In accordance with that, his novel 'Moondram Ulaga Por' won him the award 'Ilakiya Chinthanai'. The heart wrenching novel begins with a poor farmer's son seeing his father committing suicide, and ends with him killing his son for the soil. The untold misery of the farmers is bound to be the longest literature if ever recorded in script. Vaiamuthu had covered only a small portion of fiction in it.

The simpleton says "I prefer to accept this award for the reasons of merit of the institution." The award will be presented on the 12th of April, this year, and the poet has big plans. "I have planned to donate all the profits that the book has made, to the poor families of the Cauvery Delta region. The farmers committed suicide due to their crops and allied investments going waste. I shall give each family 1 lakh rupees, thus dividing the 11 lakhs profit among 11 needy families" he added.

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