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M Ramaswamy

Professor, actor, playwright

M Ramaswamy is a professor, actor and playwright who did his undergraduation in physics, M.A. in Malayalam. He did his Ph.D. under Prof Shanmugam Pillai and it was on ‘Folk theatres in Tamil Nadu’. He thus got into the world of theatre. Many of his plays are staged in Tamil including ‘Gangayin Mainthan’, ‘Pandithar Moovarum Mandathoru Singamum’ and “Padukavalan’, a translation of ‘Rakshapurushan’. He was awarded Kalaimamani for his exemplary work in the field of theatre.Has acted in movies including, ‘Devathai’, ‘Maayan’, ‘Nanda’, ‘Pithamagan’, ‘Paruthiveeran’ and ‘Sandakozhi’. He received The Booksellers’ and Publishers’ Association of South India cash award for his research works in theatre. He received Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar Trust award for his book on Thorpavai Nizharkoothu

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