S. S. Vasan

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S. S. Vasan
Subramaniam Srinivasan

(1904-01-04)4 January 1904
Died26 August 1969(1969-08-26) (aged 65)

Subramaniam Srinivasan (4 January 1904 – 26 August 1969),[1] famously known by his screen name, the name that is is shown on his films, S. S. Vasan, was an Indian journalist, writer, advertiser, film producer, director and business person. He is the creator of the Tamil-language magazine Ananda Vikatan and the movie production company Gemini Studios, Gemini Film Laboratories and Gemini Picture Circuit. He was a member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) of India from 1964 until he died.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Vasan was born in Thiruthuraipoondi in the Tanjore district but was forced to go to Madras after his father died. Vasan stopped his studies before graduation and created an advertising company.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "With a finger on people's pulse". The Hindu. 23 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013.
  2. Muthiah, S. (2004). "From the mall to the mount". Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. pp. 84–87. ISBN 81-88661-24-4.
  3. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.