Ki. Va. Jagannathan

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Ki. Va. Jagannathan
Krishnarayapuram Vasudevan Jagannathan

(1906-04-11)11 April 1906
Krishnarayapuram, Tamil Nadu
Died4 November 1988(1988-11-04) (aged 82)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
OccupationJournalist, poet

Ki. Va. Jagannathan b. 11 April 1906 – 4 November 1988), popularly known by his initials as Ki. Va. Ja, was a Tamil journalist, poet, writer and folklorist from Tamil Nadu, India.[2] He was a student of noted Tamil scholar and publisher U. V. Swaminatha Iyer.[3] He was the editor of the magazine Kalaimagal. In 1967, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his critical work Veerar Ulagam.[4]


  1. ^ "Ki. Va. Jagannathan". Geni. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "The days of great Editors are over". The New Indian Express.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Viswanathan, S. (11 March 2005). "The patriarch of Tamil". Frontline. The Hindu. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Archived 2009-03-31 at the Wayback Machine Sahitya Akademi Official website.

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