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Tamil poet Inkulab passes away

A rationalist, he had vocally expressed discontent over the removal of statue of Tamil legendary icon Kannaki in 2002
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Legendary poet and activist Makkal Pavalar Inkulab passed away at a Chennai hospital on Thursday. He was a rationalist writer and professor of Tamil literature at The New College, Chennai.

He was born as Shahul Hameed in Kilakarai of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu. He completed his schooling in Kilakarai and graduated from Raja Doraisingam Memorial College, Sivagangai and Madurai Thyagarajar College. After graduation, he joined The New College in Chennai as a lecturer. He retired as a professor from same college.

Inkulab was known for his poems like Naanga Manushangada (We are human beings) and Avvai, a drama. He was also involved in vocal expression of discontent over the removal of statue of Tamil legendary icon Kannaki in 2002 by the then All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government of Tamil Nadu.

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