Tamil publisher Vanathi Thirunavukkarasu, passed away on Jan 19. He was 88 and is survived by wife, son and three daughters.
He was instrumental in publishing many popular works like Rajaji’s Kambaramanayam and Mahabharatham , Kanchi Sankaracharya’s Deivathin Kural , Kalki’s novels, Chandilyan’s novels, Kannadasan’s Arthamulla Indu Madham and many more.
Thirunavukkarasu, a native of Devakottai, chose the name Vanathi, one of the characters in Ponniyin Selvan for his publishing house volumes. He worked in Burma with his father and returned to India during World War II. Contact his family at 24342810, 9940697483.