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Kavimani Desika Vinayagam Pillai

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Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai (July 27, 1876 – September 26, 1954) was an eminent Tamil poet. Asiya Jothi, Nanjil Nattu Marumakkal Vazhi Manmiyam, and the translation of the work of Omar Khayyam are his masterpieces. In 1940 the Tamil Sangam at its 7th annual conference held at Madras (now Chennai) honored Desigavinayagam Pillai with the title "Kavimani". On 21-October-2005, he was commemorated on Indian postage stamp. Many Of his Poems are Lessons for the Children Who Learn Tamil Language In Schools Around World.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1876-07-27

Death

Date of death
1954-09-26

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