A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931) usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of In...
Arivattaya Nayanar Arivattaya Nayanar or Thayanar was the 12th Nayanar, a group of 63 Shaivite saints, venerated as great devotees of the Hindu god Shiva.
Arunagirinathar Arunagirinathar was a Tamil poet who lived during the 15th century in Tamil Nadu, India.
Avvaiyar The Avvaiyars (ஔவையார்; Respectable Women) was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature.
Bharathidasan Bharathidasan (பாரதிதாசன்) (April 29, 1891 – April 21, 1964; also spelt Bharatidasan) was a 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues.
Campantar Tirugnana Campantar was a young Saiva poet-saint of Tamil Nadu who lived around the 7th century CE.
Cuntarar Cuntarar (Tamil சுந்தரர், 8th C.C.E.), also known as Cuntaramūrti, and affectionately Tampiran Tōzhan (Comrade of the Master (Shiva)) was one of the most prominent among the Nay...
Devaneya Pavanar Devaneya Pavanar (ஞா. தேவநேயப் பாவாணர்; also known as G. Devaneyan, Ñanamuttan Tevaneyan; lived 1902–1981), was a prominent Indian Tamil author who wrote over 35 books.
Gnanakoothan Gnanakoothan (7 October 1938) was the pseudonym of the Tamil Poet R. Ranganathan, author of poetry compilations, Anru veru kizhamai, Suriyanukku Pinpakkam, Kadarkaraiyil Sila Marankal, Meendum A...
Ilango Adigal Ilango Adigal was a Tamil poet and a Jain monk, who was instrumental in the creation of Silappathikaram, one of the five great epics of Tamil Literature.
Inbakavi Inbakavi (baptised Xavier Henric Leam) was a Tamil poet and dramatist Inbakavi was born Xavier Henric Leam at Manapparai in Tirunelveli district.
Indran Amirthanayagam Indran Amirthanayagam is a Sri Lankan-American poet-diplomat, essayist and translator in English, Spanish and French.
Jayamkondar Jayamkondar is the poet laureate of Kulottunga Chola I. He is renowned for the poem Kalingattu parani, in which he describes the Chola-Kalinga war and celebrates the victory of the Chola king.
Kachiyapper Kachiyapper was a temple priest who gained fame as a poet and Vedantist.
Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai or Mahavidhvan Meenakshisundaram Pillai is an eminent Tamil scholar and is the teacher of U. V. Swaminatha Iyer, a Tamil scholar and researcher who was instrument...
Meikandadevar Meikanda Thevar (c. 11th century AD) was a Hindu poet and expert in Hindu metaphysics and theology.
Muhammed Metha Muhammed Metha (Mu Metha) is a Tamil poet and songwriter.
Muttuthandavar Muttuthandavar was a prominent Saivite poet based in the temple town of Chidambaram Muttuthandavar was born in town of Shiyali.
Na. Muthukumar Na. Muthukumar is a Tamil poet, columnist and lyricist.
Nakkeerar Nakkeerar is a medieval Tamil poet from Madurai.
Nakkirar Nakkirar was a medieval Tamil poet from Madurai.
Nambiyandar Nambi Tirunarayur Nambiyandar Nambi was an eleventh-century Shaiva scholar of Tamil Nadu in South India who compiled the hymns of Sampantar, Appar and Sundarar and was himself one of the authors of th...
P. Vijay Pa. Vijay is a Tamil language poet and lyricist who writes song lyrics for films.
Pa. Subramania Mudaliar Pa. Subramania Mudaliar was a renowned 19th-century poet from Vellakal, Tirunelveli District, India.
Palani Bharathi Palani Bharathi (பழநி பாரதி; born on 14 April) is an Indian Tamil poet and lyricist.
Parimelazhagar Parimelazhagar was a Tamil poet and commentarian who was known for his commentary on the Thirukkural.
Periyasaamy Thooran Periyasaami Thooran (September 26, 1908 – January 20, 1987) was a patriot, Tamil poet, teacher, and a composer of Carnatic music.
Perumal Rasu Perumal Rasu. R is an Indian poet and a writer from Krishnagiri, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu.
Perunchithiranar Perunchithiranar (10 March 1933 – 11 June 1995) was a Tamil poet and Tamil nationalist who known for his involvement in Pure Tamil Movement.
Pulamaipithan Pulavar Puthumaipithan is a Tamil poet and lyricist whose song "Naan yaar née yaar" was featured in the Tamil film Kudi Irundha Koil in 1966.
R. Radhakrishnan Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan, commonly known as R. Radhakrishnan, is Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and is considered one of t...
R. Raghava Iyengar The Bhasha Kavisekhara Mahavidwan R. Raghava Iyengar (born September 20, 1870, date of death July 11, 1946) was known for critical scholarship and creative interpretation of literature.
Raghava Iyengar Maha Vidhwan Rao Sahib Mu Raghava Iyengar was a well known Tamil scholar and researcher of Tamil literature.
Ramalinga Swamigal Arutprakasa Vallalar Chidambaram Ramalingam (அருட்பிரகாச வள்ளலார் சிதம்பரம் இராமலிங்க அடிகள்) (5 October 1823 – disappeared on 30 January 1874 (Presumed not dead)), whose pre-monastic name was...
Ramanuja Kavirayar Ramanuja Kavirayar (1780, Ramanathapuram – 1853, Madras) was a Tamil savant and poet.
S. D. S. Yogi S. D. Subramania Yogi, popularly known as S. D. S. Yogi (ச.
Sekkizhar Sekkizhar (Tamil: சேக்கிழார்) was a poet and scholar of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta, a Saiva saint contemporary with the reign of Kulothunga Chola II. He compiled and wrote the Periya Puranam (Gr...
Siva Prakasar Siva Prakasar (also Ṣiva Prakāṣa or sometimes Ṣiva-prakāṣa Dēṣikar) was a Tamil poet and philosopher active during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Snehan Snehan (Tamil: சினேகன், born Sivaselvam on 23 June 1978) is a Tamil poet, lyricist, Actor, Motivational Speaker.
Subramanya Bharathi Chinnaswami Subramania Bharathi (December 11, 1882 – September 11, 1921) was an Indian writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamil Nadu, India.
Sundara Ramasami Sundara Ramaswamy (1931–2005), fondly known as "Su.Ra" in literary circles, was one of the exponents of Tamil modern literature.
Suratha Suratha (சுரதா) (November 23, 1921 – June 19, 2006) was a Tamil poet Known for similes, he was also called as "Uvamai Kavignar" (poet of similes).
T. K. Doraiswamy T. K. Doraiswamy (August 21, 1921 – May 17, 2007), also known by his pen name Nakulan, was an Indian poet, professor of English, novelist, translator and short fiction writer, who wrote bo...
T.K. Doraiswamy T. K. Doraiswamy also known by his pen name Nakulan (August 21, 1921 — May 17, 2007) was an Indian poet, professor of English, novelist, translator and short fiction writer, who wrote both...
Tayumanavar Thayumanavar or Tayumanavar, தாயுமானவர் (1705–1742), pronounced Thāyum-ānavar, is one of the spiritual giants and a Tamil philosopher from Tamil Nadu, India.
Thamarai Thamarai (தாமரை) is a Tamil poet, lyricist, writer and former journalist.
Thayumanavar Thayumanavar or Tayumanavar, தாயுமானவர் (1705–1742), pronounced Thāyum-ānavar, is one of the spiritual giants and a Tamil philosopher from Tamil Nadu, India.
Thiruvalluvar Thiruvalluvar, is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher whose contribution to Tamil literature is the Thirukkural, a work on ethics.
Tirunavukkarasar Tirunavukkarasar (திருநாவுக்கரசர், meaning King of the Tongue or Lord of Language), also known as Appar ("Father"), was a seventh century Saivite Tamil poet-saint, one of the most prominen...
Tirutakkatevar Tirutakkatevar was a Tamil Jain poet who wrote Jivaka-chintamani, one of the five greatest epics of Tamil literature, (Manimegalai, Silapadhigaaram, Valayaapathi and Kundalakesi, alo...
TK Ramanuja Kavirajar 'Kavithendral' T.K. Ramanuja Kavirajar B.A.,B.L. (1905–1985) was a Tamil poet, Gandhian, playwright lawyer and humanitarian.
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Vaali (poet) Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wr...
Vairamuthu Vairamuthu (born Vairamuthu Ramaswamy on 13 July 1953) is an Indian Tamil poet and lyricist.