About the author
After finishing my B.Sc in Physics (Loyola, Chennai) and B.Tech from M.I.T Chennai and working for a almost 5 years in Chennai with leading Software companies (HCL, IDM), I moved to SFO bay area, California in 86 and have been in IT industry for over 30+ years. Parallely I have been teaching Carnatic Music for over 20 years and performing to a limited extent in the Bay area. Am extremely passionate about Tamil poetry, writing research articles on varied topics. Recently finished a research commentary on Thirukkural with word by word meaning, and analyses of verses fitting the context, often questioning the universality and its standing in current day context. Being deeply religious, recently working translating a celebrated work of "Mooka kai" - "Mooka panchausathi" a five canto with hundred verses in each in to Tamil poetry form of Kattalai Kalithurai.
The work on Thamizisai valartha Semmalgal was written as a series of 12 articles on various vaagyeyakaaras who have contributed towards the classical music development in Tamil country.