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About Kannadasan
Kannadasan (Tamil: கண்ணதாசன்) (24 June 1927–17 October 1981) was a Tamil poet and lyricist, heralded as one of the greatest and most important writer in the Tamil language. Frequently called Kaviarasu (English: King of Poets), Kannadasan was most familiar for his song lyrics in Tamil films and contributed around 5000 lyrics besides 6000 poems and 232 books, including novels, epics, plays, essays, his most popular being the 10-part religious essay on Hinduism, captioned Arthamulla Indhumatham (English: Meaningful Hinduism). He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Cheraman Kadali in the year 1980 and was the first ever to receive the National Film Award for Best Lyrics, given in 1969 for the film Kuzhanthaikkaga. Kannadasan was born in Sirukudalpatti, near Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India as Muthiah. But when he died at the age of 54, on 16 October 1981, millions of Tamils remembered him only by the name Kannadasan. For Tamils all over the world, he epitomised their poetry style. Even those who couldn't read the poetry of Kamban or the maxims of Valluvan, could hum the compositions of poet Kannadasan. Kaviyarasu Kannadasan's with Chief Minister Dr.MG Ramachandran Kaviyarasu Kannadasan's Mortal remanis ....Late Dr.MGR consoling the family members There is no doubt that he had a penetrating eye and keen observational powers. He also did not live a cocoon-type of life. He dipped into everything that Tamil Nadu could offer - wine, women, drugs, politics, polemics, atheism and religious sanctuary. After enjoying everything, what he did was remarkable - he composed verses about all his experiences, with reflective self-deprecating humour, irony, and biting sarcasm. These verses touched the sympathetic chords of Tamils from all walks of life - school boys, undergrads, housewives, farmers, manual labourers, plantation workers, middle class representatives and even upper class elites.

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1. Veer Savarkar 18753
2. Kuvempu 12457
3. Kannadasan 5135
4. Sahir Ludhianvi 3398
5. Chalam 3250
6. Rabindranath Tagore 2758
7. K. Vairamuthu 2275
8. Kavignar Thamarai 1359
9. Kavingar Arivumathi 1198
10. D. R. Bendre 1197

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64. Nikola Vaptsarov 5773
65. M. Reza Ali-Payam 5213
66. Kannadasan 5135
67. K. Petkov Misirkov 5000
68. Hamka 4734
69. Henryk Sienkiewicz 4608
70. Nelson Moraes 4215

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