July 30, 1958 |
Pattukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Story Writer, Dialogue Writer|
Pattukkottai Prabakar (Tamil: பட்டுக்கோட்டை பிரபாகர்) is a prolific writer of Tamil crime and detective fiction. He has also worked as a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, and also for Paramapadham, the first Tamil-language "mega-serial" to be shown on Doordarshan.
First published in the 1980s, he has written hundreds of novels to date.
Prabakar's novels most commonly feature the adventures of the detective couple Bharat and Susheela, of Moonlight Agencies, and their employees Marikkozhunthu (a.k.a. Madhavi) and Ravi. There is a running gag in the books about the slogans on Susheela's T-shirts, which make witty reference to her ample bosom.
Pattukkottai Prabakar frequently collaborates with the detective fiction author duo Subha; some novels have appeared featuring both Bharat and Susheela and Subha's detective couple, Narendran and Vaijayanthi.