IAS officer donates cash prize to men’s hostel in Mylapore

At the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Tamil daily Dina Thanthi held on Nov 6, senior IAS officer V. Irai Anbu, who received the S. P. Adithanar Literary Award from the prime minister Narendra Modi, has decided to donate the cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs to the Adi Dravidar hostel for men at Mylapore.

Irai Anbu, who has written more than 50 books in Tamil and a few in English, is currently posted as the Commissioner of Economics and Statistics at Chennai. He received the award for his literary work in Tamil, ‘Ilakkiyathil Melanmai’ (Management in literature).