Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai

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Kavimani Desigavinayagam pillai
Born (1876-07-27)27 July 1876
Theroor, Kanyakumari district, Tamilnadu

26 September 1954(1954-09-26) (aged 78)

Parents= Shivathaanu Pillai,Aathilakshmi
Occupation poet

Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai(Tamil: கவிமணி தேசிகவிநாயகம் பிள்ளை; 27 July 1876 – 26 September 1954) was an eminent Tamil poet. He was born in the southern district of Tamil Nadu in Kanniyakumari district in a village called Theroor. The reference of his name is used in the name plate of the village. Asiya Jothi, Nanjil Nattu Marumakkal Vazhi Manmiyam, and the translation of the work of Omar Khayyam are his masterpieces. He is known for his poetry.[1] In 1940 the Tamil Sangam at its 7th annual conference held at Madras (now Chennai) honoured Desigavinayagam Pillai with the title "Kavimani". On 21 October 2005, he was commemorated on an Indian postage stamp.[2]Many of his poems are lessons for the children who learnt Tamil Language in schools around the world.


  1. ^ "Orientation programme on translation". The Hindu. Tamil Nadu, India. 19 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stamps 2005". Postal department, Indian Government. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 

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