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Ashokamithran
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Born
Thyagarajan

(1931-09-22)22 September 1931
Died 23 March 2017(2017-03-23) (aged 85)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Novelist
Awards Sahitya Akademi Award

Ashokamitran (September 22, 1931 – March 23, 2017) was the pen name of Jagadisa Thyagarajan, an Indian writer. He was sometimes called one of the most influential figures in post-independent Tamil literature. He began his prolific literary career with the prize winning play "Anbin Parisu" and went on to author more than two hundred short stories, and a dozen novellas and novels.

Ashokamitran died on 23 March 2017 in Chennai from cardiac arrest at the age of 85.

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