Tamil poet Kavikko Abdul Rahman passes away
CHENNAI: Syed Abdul Rahman (80), popularly known as Kavikko Abdul Rahman, died here in the early hours of today. He had been suffering from urinery infection for some time.
Born in Madurai on November 2, 1937, Rahman served as a professor for 29 years at Islamiah College in Vaniyambadi.
Rahman is the author of around 30 books. He has translated the works of the Urdu poet Iqbal in Tamil. Among his works are Paal Veedi, Neyar Viruppam, Karaigale Nadiyavadillai and Indriravu Pagalil.
In 1999, his poetry collection Aalapanai won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil. He also won Kalaimanani title (1989), Tamil Annai Award, Bharathidasan Award and many other awards.