POWER OF WORDS
KAVINYAR KANNADHASAN

BORN: 1927 - 06 - 24 IN SIRKOODALPATTI - INDIA
PARENTS: SATHAPPEN - VISALATCHI
MARRIED TWICE - CHILDREN - 9 SONS AND 5 DAUGHTERS ENTERED INTO THE CINEMA INDUSTRY IN 1944

FIRST FILM SONG: 1949
FILM: "KANNIYENKADHALI"
SONG: KALANGAADHIRU MANAME

FIRST STORY AND SCRIPT FOR FILMS: ILLARE JODHI - 1952 - 53
FIRST MOVIE PRODUCTION: 1957 MAALAIVAIYITTE MANGAI, 1958 - 59 - SIVAGANGAI CHEEMAI AND KAVALAI ILLAADHE MANDHAN

OTHER MOVIES: "VAANAMBADI" , "IRATHE THILAGAM", "KARUPPU PANAM"

KANNADHASAN HAD ALSO INTEREST IN POLITICS

He appeared as chief guest to many countries like: Russia/Malaysia/America.

1978 titled as "poet laureate" and received many film awards/ government awards and other accolades from other major institutions.
Due to his ill health he remained in Chicago and on the 17/10/1981 Is when India's famous composer/ author/legend KANNADHASAN And his golden pen stopped writing. His sudden death brought shock to the cinema and the music industry of south India. His enormous contributions and the passion for his work has earned him a great respect with actors/ actresses/ film and music directors, producers and host of fans.
The street where he used to reside was called HENNSMAN ROAD Later changed to KANNADHASAN STREET. His home is occupied by his sons and the publishing company is controlled by his advocate son, GANDHI KANNADHASAN.
In memory, a life size statue of KANNADHASAN is erected in the middle of a four way road in T. Nagar - Chennai. His popularity is not only with the film industry, his books and recordings of "Arthamulle Hindu Madham" (simplified Hindu religion). Until today is, still a huge demand by the young and the young at heart.

SEGAI KISTON - a South African popular music composer has been passionate about the works of KANNADHASAN for many decades. Which not only helped him to compose many lyrics and music he also a close friend of the KANNADHASAN family.
This relationship has strengthened in so the KANNADHASAN family has given SEGAI KISTON the go ahead to host the KANNADHASAN CULTURAL CONCERT in South Africa together with the KANNADHASAN CULTURAL AWARD direct from India. South Africa is the first to host such a cultural award.

"Music is a divine vehicle that carries the language to a cultural destination."

His meaningful words continue to captivate the hearts of thousands of people all over the world. People find it spiritual and philosophical.
Most south Indian artistes until this day continue to sing the lyrics in praise of KANNADHASAN.

NINAIV - ANJALI
One of five language enshrined in the constitution is Tamil. Our language is our identity and needs to be protected.in memory of this GREAT POET - LAUREATE KAVI ARASU KANNADHASAN a commemorative ceremony is held annually in the month of October. Artistes are invited to perform songs that are composed by KANNADHASAN and also to receive the KANNADHASAN CULTURAL AWARD.

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