|Born||K. S. Sundaram
March 21, 1942
Kallidaikurichi, Tamil Nadu
|Died||July 19, 1987
|Occupation||Author, Assistant Editor|
|Genres||Novels, Novellas, Short Stories|
|Subjects||Children's fiction, Social Novels|
|Notable work(s)||En Peyar Ramaseshan
Mudalil Iravu Varum
Sundaram was born in Kallidaikurichi in Tirunelveli District and obtained his education in Delhi. He worked briefly for Indian Railways. Later he joined the National Book Trust of India as an assistant editor. He married Hema in 1976. He started his literary career as a writer of stories for children in the magazine Kannan. He wrote under the pseudonym Aadhavan (lit. The Sun). His most noted work was the novel En peyar Ramaseshan (lit. My name is Ramaseshan), which was translated into Russian by Vitaliy Furnika and sold over a hundred thousand copies. In 1987, he drowned while swimming in a river at Shringeri. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil posthumously for his collection of short stories Mudalil iravu varum (lit. First comes the night).
- En Peyar Ramaseshan
- Kagitha Malargal
- Kanagathin Naduvae
- Iravukku mun varuvadhu maalai
- Meetchiyai thedi
- Ganapathi oru keezhmattathu oozhiyan
- Nadhiyum Malayum
- Penn, thozhi, thalaivi
Short story collections
- Singa Rajakumari
- Mudalil Iravu Varum
- Kanavu kumizhigal
- Kaal vali
- Oru arayil irandu naarkaligal
- Pudhumaipithanin dhrogam
- Puzhudhiyil veenai
- Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.
- "Aadhavan Profile". Uyirmmai (in Tamil). Retrieved 31 May 2010.
- Aadhavan Sundaram. First Comes the Night. Sahitya Akademi. pp. Backcover.
- Nesamudan Venkatesh. "ஆதவன் வீட்டுக்குச் சென்று வந்தேன்". Tamiloviam (in Tamil). Retrieved 31 May 2010.