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Literary Arts
Creator:
Śrīlakṣmi, Em. Es. 
Subject:
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Arts>>Literary Arts
Language:
English
Type:
Article
File Details:
23.55 KB, 4 p. text/html
Abstract:
M. Balakrishnan (b. 18 September 1938, Singapore–), or Mayandiambalam Balakrishnan, is a prominent author popularly known by his pen name – Ma Ilangkannan. He was the first Tamil writer to receive the South East Asian Writers Award in 1982, and was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2005.