Veteran Tamil scholar 'Nanthi' dies

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 June 2005, 19:48 GMT]
Professor C.Sivagnanasuntheram, a veteran Tamil scholar passed away in Jaffna Saturday afternoon after a brief illness at the age of 77. He wrote several Tamil literary works under pseudonym 'Nanthi', sources said.

He began his career as a Medical Officer of Health in the upcountry and later served in the same capacity in the Jaffna district. He thereafter joined the University of Jaffna as a lecturer and later became a Professor.

He was one of them worked for the establishment of the Medical Faculty in the Jaffna University.


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