Poet Ponnadiyar as you may be aware of, is an outstanding Tamil Poet and a front ranker in the literary progeny of Bharathi and Bharthidasan. He has been doing yeomen service to Tamil through various institutions such as Tamil Poets Association, Sea-shore Poets Meet, Writers Forum etc. He has been editing Mullaicharam, a popular Tamil monthly magazine with a unique record of continuous publication for the past 49 years with a rare sense of social awareness and contemporary commitment.
As the author of several books, he has received honours and awards such as the Bharathidasan Award of the Government of Tamilnadu, 'UNESCO' award etc. His poems have been translated into several languages including English, Hindi, Persian etc. He is the first Poet whose poems have been translated into Persian.
He has been conferred with an important and ever last title "KALAIMAMANI" by Government of Tamilnadu for the meritorious and worth mentioning prolonged service in the field of art, literature and Tamil culture especially for his restless 50 years of Yeoman service for Tamil poetry.