|Born||0th March, 1921|
|Died||7th January, 1987|
|Career||Singing (2 songs from 1 Movies), Story (1)|
|First Movie||Kaanchana (1952)|
Lakshmi is the pseudonym of S. Thiripurasundari (March 1921 - 7 January 1987). Thiripurasundari was born in Thottiyam in Ammapettai near Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. Her parents were Dr. Srinivasan and Pattammal (Sivakami). She was schooled at Thottiyam, Musiri and Holy Cross School,Trichy. She studied in Stanley Medical College and became a medical doctor. She began publishing short stories in Ananda Vikatan while still at college.
Thiripurasundari was a prolific writer who has published hundreds of short stories and novels. Her novels Penn manam and Mithila Vilas were awarded the Tamil Valarchi Kazhagam price. In 1984, she was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for her novel Oru Kaveriyai pola. Her Kanchanaiyin Kanavu and Penn Manam were made into Tamil films - Kanchana(1952) and Iruvar Ullam (1963). Most of her works were based on family issues.
Lakshmi passed away on 7th January 1987.
Courtsey: Internet sources
Prepared by: Sreedevi Pillai