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Yushi, Taiwanese poet awarded Thiruvalluvar award

Jan 17, 2014 11:12 IST

Taiwanese poet Yushi was awarded the Thiruvalluvar award on 15 January 2014 by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai. Yushi is the first foreign scholar to receive Thiruvalluvar award.

image The award was given to Yushi on the occasion of Thiruvalluvar Day. The award was given to him in recognition of his contribution to the Tamil language. Yushi has translated Tirukkural (one of the collection of sangam literature), the poems of poet Subramanya Bharathi and poet Bharathidasan in Mandarin, Chinese language.

The Thiruvalluvar award carries a gold medal and a cheque of one lakh rupees.

Yushi is the founder president of the Tamil Sangam in Taiwan. In 2004 he received the highest honour award by Seoul World Academy of Arts and Culture.

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Who: Taiwanese poet Yushi

Where: Chennai

What: Thiruvalluvar award

When: 15 January 2014

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