CHENNAI: Writer Sujatha shaped contemporary Tamil through his writing for diverse media and drew young people towards Tamil with his fresh and energetic style, speakers at a memorial meeting for the writer said on Sunday. The leading lights of the film and literary world were present to pay tributes to the writer who passed away on Wednesday.
A portion of the Vijay TV show ‘Sigaram Thotta Manithargal’ featuring Sujatha was screened. While his real name was S. Rangarajan, the writer had adopted the name of his wife for a pen name in the popular media and wrote under the name S. R. Rajan in the literary magazines. “I have made fun of Sujatha as S. R. Rajan,” he had said in the interview for the show. He had discussed his contribution to the film world and his contribution to the Tamil scientific vocabulary. “I would like to continue writing about science. Sometimes, you feel like all fiction has been already written. Science remains new,” he had said.
Speakers listed out his contributions to various fields including literature, journalism, theatre and film. Several of them remarked that he was able to keep his writing contemporary by using the idiom and language of the current generation.