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Kumaraguruparan (Poet)

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Kumaraguruparan (1973 - 2016)

Kumaraguruparan (June 10, 1973 – June 19, 2016) was a Veterinarian who was also a Poet, Writer, Media Expert, Journalist.

Birth, Education

Kumaraguruparan was born on June 10, 1973 in Thiruvenkatanathapuram village of Tirunelveli district. His father's name is Jayaraman, he was a High School Tamil teacher, mother Guruprasathavalli, was Headmistress of Secondary School. His parents named him Kumaraguruparan because of their love for Tamil. He completed his schooling at Rajapalayam Annappa Raja Higher Secondary School. After studying at Madurai Agricultural College and Research Station for a while, Kumaraguruparan joined Madras Veterinary College and studied Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. He was a divorcee.

Life in Literature

'Andhimazhai[1]', a handwritten journal started by Andhimazhai Elangovan at the Chennai Veterinary College, opened the door to literature for Kumaraguruparan. He was the editor of the college's student magazine 'Andhimazhai'. For that he won the best student editor award in Ananda Vikatan's 'Best College Magazine' competition. This magazine is now being published as a monthly magazine called Andhimazhai'. Kumaragurubaran's first poem was published in Kanaiyazhi.

After graduation, he became a full-time journalist. Kumaraguruparan has written many articles and serials while working as an assistant editor of Kumudam and editor of Kumudam special book. Kumudam's serials "Payanigal Gavanikkavum" and 'Scan' series about directors who brought changes in the world of Tamil cinema gained attention. Kumaraguruparan was also the deputy editor of magazine Vin Nayagan'. Later, he worked as a editor for Dinamalar's eight books, including Varamalar, Siruvar Malar, and Pengal Malar. Kumaraguruparan ran 'Media 4 U', a television production company. Then he quit everything and became a full-time writer.

Literary Aesthetics

Gnanam Nuraikkum Pothal

Kumaraguruparan's poems are rich in poetic language and new rhetoric with natural diction. In his foreword titled 'Meeralgalin Kanavu[2]' for the book Innoruvanin Kanavu[3]', writer Jeyamohan mentions that the book documents that Tamil cinema again and again goes beyond preset norms [1].

Innoruvanin Kanavu
Marubadiyum Muthalil Irunthu Arambikka Mudiyathu

Jeyamohan mentions[2], Lakshmi Manivannan (poet) has said that Kumaraguruparan's poems do not make a case for them to consider him a a poet. However, Kumaraguruparan's poetry is like a poetry of the mind dissolved by language which is rare in modern Tamil literature and his Poem Collection Gnanam Nuraikkum Pothal' contains poems which have the quality to be part of a small list of poems by rare exceptions such as Pramil, Devadevan, Athmanam, Abhi, and Su. Vilvaratnam.


  • Best Poetry Book Award - 2015 by Tamil Literary Garden (in honor of Prof. Mayilvaganan), Canada - 'Marubadiyum Muthalil Irunthu Arambikka Mudiyathu'
  • Nagercoil Neithal Society's Rajamarthandan Award for Best Debut Poetry Collection - 2015 - 'Gnanam Nuraikkum Pothal' (Kumaraguruparan refused to accept this award)

Kumaraguruparan Vishnupuram Award

Kumaraguruparan – Vishnupuram Award created after Kumaraguruparan's death. The award for young poets was started in 2017 by Vishnupuram Literary Circle and Kavitha Sornavalli. The prize money is 50 thousand rupees. The first award was given to poet Sabrinathan in 2017. (See Kumaraguruparan - Vishnupuram Award).


Kumaraguruparan died of a heart attack on 19 June 2016 at the age of 43 in Chennai.

List of Books

Poem Collections
  • Gnanam Nuraikkum Pothal (2014 - Athirai Pathipagam)
  • Marubadiyum Muthalil Irunthu Arambikka Mudiyathu - (2015 - Uyirmai Pathipagam)
Colletion of Essays
  • Innoruvanin Kanavu (A Collection about World Cinema, 2014, Andhimazhai Publication)
  • Payanigal Gavanikkavum (Travel Essays, 2015, Kumudam Publication)
Short Stories
  • Perarasarin Kobam (2014)
  • Moondru Pekkugalum Nangu Ittiligalum (2014)



  1. Meeralgalin Kanavu | Writer Jeyamohan (jeyamohan.in)
  2. Valiyilirundhu Thappa Mudiyatha Theevu | Writer Jeyamohan (jeyamohan.in)


  1. evening rain
  2. dreams that go beyond norms
  3. Another man's dream

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