Well-known Tamil author and Jnanpith awardee D. Jayakanthan has been admitted to a non-public hospital in Chennai, the place his situation was stated to be critical, sources stated.
The 80-year outdated author has not been preserving properly since the previous few months, they stated.
Recognized for his work ‘Sila Nerangalil Sila Manidhargal’ amongst others, Mr. Jayakanthan was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1972.
Known as as ‘JK’ amongst novelists and literary lovers, Mr. Jayakanthan was awarded Jnanpith Award in 2002.
In 2009, he acquired ‘Padma Bhushan’.
In honour of his translation works of Russian novelist Pushkin, the Russian authorities additionally awarded him the ‘Order of Friendship’ in 2011.