Thoppil Mohamed Meeran

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Thoppil Mohamed Meeran
Born(1944-09-26)26 September 1944
Died10 May 2019(2019-05-10) (aged 74)
Years active2010
Spouse(s)Jaleela Meeran
ChildrenShameem Ahamed, Mirzad Ahamed

Thoppil Mohamed Meeran (26 September 1944 – 10 May 2019) [1] was an Indian Nagercoil based author who wrote in Tamil.

Nagercoil City in Tamil Nadu, India

Nagercoil is a city in the southernmost Indian district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and a corporation. It is the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu. The city, situated close to the tip of the Indian peninsula, lies in an undulating terrain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.

Tamil language language

Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Douglas, and Chindians. Tamil is an official language of two countries: Sri Lanka and Singapore and official language of the Indian state Tamil Nadu. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. It is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.


Meeran was awarded the Highest Indian Government award for Litrature, Sahitya Akademi Award [2] in 1997 for his novel Saivu Narkali (The Reclining Chair). [3] He also received the Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantam Award, the Ilakkiya Chintanai Award, and the T N Govt. Award. He published six novels and seven short story collections.

Sahitya Akademi Award literary honor in India

The Sahitya Academy Award is a literary honor in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

Personal life

Mohamed Meeran was born in Nagercoil. He was also addressed as Thoppil Meeran by his friends and family. His father name Mohammed Abdul Khader (முஹம்மது அப்துல் காதர் ) and his Mother Name is Beevi Paatha Kannu (பீவி பாத்த கண்ணு ). He was married to, Jaleela and had two children, Shameem Ahamed and Mirzad Ahamed. He hailed from a village named Thengai Pattanam which is part of the Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. He was one of the sons of the famous M.O.M Family.



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  1. Tamil writer Thoppil Mohamed Meeran dies aged 74
  2. "Living Legend". The Hindu . 19 February 2005. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  3. "His mission is to dispel myths". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 7 October 2005.