Personalities/Organisations in NORA

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.


1 M. Balakrishnan, Cultural Medallion Recipient, 2005, Literature : [interview]
M. S. Shri Lakshmi
Video Recording , 03/12/2009