Thoppil Mohamed Meeran

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Thoppil Mohamed Meeran
Born (1944-09-26) 26 September 1944 (age 69)
Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
Residence Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Jaleela Meeran
Children Shameem Ahamed, Mirzad Ahamed

Thoppil Mohamed Meeran (born September 26, 1944) is an Indian Nagercoil based author who writes in Tamil.

Meeran was awarded the Highest Indian Government award for Poets, Sahitya Akademi Award[1] in 1997 for his novel Saivu Narkali (The Reclining Chair).[2] He has also received the Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantam Award, the Ilakkiya Chintanai Award, and the T N Govt. Award. He has published five novels and six short story collections.

Personal life[edit]

Mohamed Meeran was born in Nagercoil. He is also addressed as Thoppil Meeran by his friends and family is married to, Jaleela. They have two children, Shameem Ahamed and Mirzad Ahamed. He hails from a village named Thengai Pattanam which is part of the Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. He is one of the sons of the famous M.O.M Family.

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Oru Kadalora Kiramathin Kathai (1988, The Story of Sea Side Village)
  • Turaimugam (1991, Harbour)
  • Koonan Thoppu (1993, The Grove of a Hunchback)
  • Saivu Narkkali (1995, The Reclining Chair)
  • Anju vannam theru (2011, "Five Colours street")

Short story collections[edit]

  • Anbuku Muthumai Illai
  • Thankarasu(1995)
  • Anathasainam Colony
  • Oru kutty thevin varipadam
  • Thoppil mohammed meeran kathaigal
  • Oru maaamaramum konjam paravaigalum

Anthology[edit]

  • varekalin pechu

Translations[edit]

  • Husainul jamal (moin kutty vaither)
  • Theivathin kanne (NP Mohammed)
  • vaikom muhammad basheer valkai varalaru (mona graph) (MN karassery)
  • Thirukottiyur kurunavel (U.A Kader)
  • Meesan karkalin kaval (Pk Parakadavu)

Awards[edit]

  • Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantam (1992)
  • Ilakkiya Chintanai
  • Lilly Devasigamani
  • T N Govt. Award
  • Amuthan adigal Literary award
  • TN Murpokku Ezhuthalar Sangam
  • Sahitya Akademi Award (1997)
  • SRM University Tamil Academy Award 'Pudumaipiththan Creative Literature Award for the best small stories Novels and Drama(2012)'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Living Legend". The Hindu. 19 February 2005. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "His mission is to dispel myths". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 7 October 2005.