TIRUCHI: Noted orator, author and educational So. Sathiyaseelan handed away late on Friday attributable to age-related illnesses. He was 88.
Sathiyaseelan received the State’s Kalaimamani award in 2011 and the ‘Sollin Selvar’ prize in 2015 (as a part of the Chithirai Thirunal awards) in recognition of his providers to the Tamil language.
He was a preferred pattimandram (debate) moderator and speaker and held the ground at over 10,000 conferences and pattimandrams. He wrote 22 books and made a number of audio recordings on a wide range of subjects associated to Tamil civilisation and tradition.
Family sources mentioned that Sathiyaseelan remained lively until the very finish and was within the strategy of readying his newest ebook, a literary examine of the commonalities between Thirukkural and Silappathikaram, for publication, when his well being declined. The ebook was to be launched in Malaysia this week.
Born because the eldest of 5 kids on April 14, 1933, in Perambalur to J. N. Somasundaram, a freedom fighter, and Meenambal, Sathiyaseelan was the primary graduate in his household. He had additionally labored as a schoolteacher and school lecturer and, in his final put up, was the principal of Urumu Dhanalakshmi College in Tiruchi.
His curiosity in public talking was kindled by his early publicity to the speeches of orators and social activists comparable to Devaneya Pavanar, Swami Chidbhavananda and Natesa Mudaliar.
Though he was recognized for his love for Tamil, Sathiyaseelan truly needed to be an English trainer. In an earlier interview with The Hindu, he mentioned he joined Moorthy’s Tutorials in Madras (now Chennai) to study English.
“But after some time, I was able to feel the importance of the mother tongue. Without proficiency in the mother tongue, we cannot teach, preach or express ourselves in culture,” he mentioned.
He was additionally a grasp of the Tamil debating custom of pattimandram, the place summary subjects are mentioned by two groups of audio system within the presence of a moderator.
Sathiyaseelan is survived by his daughter Dr. Chitra Valluvan and spouse Dhanabhagyam.