ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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OBITUARY-A K Ramanujan

A K Ramanujan A R Venkatachalapathy A K RAMANUJAN (AKR) passed away suddenly on July 14, at Chicago. Born in Mysore into a Tamil brahmin family, AKR had, as he was fond of remarking, two mother tongues: Tamil and Kannada. For a while he taught at Madurai before he went to the University of Chicago in 1962, where he eventually became professor in The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilisations. AKR was a poet, translator, folklorist and linguist. He was equally proficient in all these vocations, but as a student of Tamil, I would like to believe that he will be chiefly remembered for his translations of classical Tamil poetry.

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