CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday announced Rs.1.65 crore towards paying royalty to legal heirs of 27 Tamil scholars, whose works have been nationalised.

A State Government press release said the heirs of Periyasamy Thooran, Prof. Vellaivaranar, Ayothidasar, Abraham Pandithar, Sadavadani Seiku Thampi Pavalar and Dr.R.P. Sethu Pillai would get Rs 10 lakh each. Around Rs.5 lakh each would be given to the legal heirs of the 21 other scholars. — Special Correspondent

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