Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tamil writer Sujatha no more..

Sujatha ( S. Rangarajan ). May 3, 1935 - Feb 27, 2008

He was one of the most inspiring and influential Tamil writers I've known till date. He was known to be the person who made Science and technology meet common people through his science fiction novels and short stories. A versatile writer and an engineer by profession, not many know that he was also the classmate of A.P.J. Adbul Kalam in college. He was also the key person behind Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) which is now used in elections throughout India.
His association with Mani Ratnam and Shankar gave us some amazing movies such as Roja, Iruvar, Kannathil Muthamittal, Aayitha Ezhuththu, Boys, Anniyan, Indian, Mudhalvan, and Sivaji. I was keenly waiting to witness his work in Shankar's Robot, as that was his forte, Science fiction genre. Its just shocking to know that he's no more.

Sujatha...You'll be deeply missed.....


Anonymous said...

Oh! He is such an intelligent person. He is a fabulous writer. It is so sad. If you guys don’t know him I would suggest you to take a look at some of his articles and books. He wrote story for some Kamal & Rajani Kanth’s movies too. His stories are very realistic. He will be definitely missed...