Chennai, September 8(BPNS)
Former presidium chairman of AIADMK and renowned Tamil Poet, Pulamaipithan (86) passed away on Wednesday at a private nursing home.
He was a close associate of AIADMK founder leader and former Chief Minister, Late M.G.Ramachandran. He was honoured with the Periyar award by the Tamil Nadu government and had penned hundreds of poems in Tamil.
Pulamaipithan had also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council and as Arasai Kavignar (Poet Laureate) former the period of MG Ramachandran as Chief Minister.
He had vouched for the return of V.K.Sasikala into the AIADMK fold and she had also visited him at the hospital.
Pulamaipithan was a well-known votary for the Tamil Eelam cause and was one of the foremost supporters for the cause.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin expressed his condolences to the bereaved family of the noted poet and lyricist. AIADMK leaders O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi .K. Palaniswami also expressed their condolences on the death of Pulamaipithan.