Prabhanjan Passed Away

Prabhanjan Passed Away

Question: Recently writer Prabhanjan passed away. Which of the following statement is/are correct about the writer?
(1) He wrote in Tamil language
(2) His novel Vaanam Vasapadum was awarded with Sahitya Akademi Award. Correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 2
(d) None of the above.
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Acclaimed Tamil writer and critic Prabhanjan (S.Vaidyalingam) died on 21st December 2018, in Pondicherry. He was born in 1945 and was suffering from Lung Cancer. He was a prominent literary figure for over 40 years.
  • He won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Vaanam Vasapadum in 1995. He began his career as a Tamil teacher in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu and later started writing. His works have been translated into Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, German, French, English and Swedish. 
  • His works have influence of Self Respect Movement. He was also awarded with Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award and The Tamil Literary Garden Award.

Links:

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/221218/puducherrydistinguished-tamil-writer-prabhanjan-passes-away.html

https://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/regional-cinema-noted-tamil-writer-prabhanjan-passes-away-at-83-494849

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