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(1931-09-22)22 September 1931
Died23 March 2017(2017-03-23) (aged 85)
AwardsSahitya Akademi Award

Ashokamitran (September 22, 1931 – March 23, 2017) was the pen name of Jagadisa Thyagarajan, an Indian writer. He was sometimes called one of the most influential figures in post-independent Tamil literature. He began his prolific literary career with the prize winning play "Anbin Parisu" and went on to author more than two hundred short stories, and a dozen novellas and novels.[1]

Ashokamitran died on 23 March 2017 in Chennai from cardiac arrest at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. India, Press Trust of (2016-08-15). "Three popular Ashokamitran books now in English". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  2. Desk, Internet. "Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-03-23.

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