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Veteran poet Vijay Nambisan passes away

A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan co-authored his first poetry book 'Gemini' with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes.

Aug 11, 2017 13:00 IST
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Noted poet and writer Vijay Nambisan on 10 August 2017 passed away following a prolonged illness. He was 54.

Nambisan’s poem 'Madras Central', published in 1988, won him his first All India Poetry Competition award organised by the Poetry Society of India and the British Council.

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About Vijay Nambisan
A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan co-authored his first poetry book 'Gemini' with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes.
Nambisan joined The Hindu in October 1992 and worked with the Literary Review section. He left the paper in July 1996, but continued to write for the newspaper.
He also translated works of devotional poetry of Poonthanam and Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri.
Some of his popular books are 'Language as an Ethic' and 'Bihar is in the Eyes of Beholder'.
His last book of poems was titled Infinities.

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