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192. Kaviko Abdul Rahman

S. Abdul Rahman (Tamil: அப்துல் ரகுமான், born. 1937), is a Tamil poet from Tamil Nadu, India. He is known by the title Kaviko (lit. Emperor among poets). He was working as the chairman of Waqf board of Tamil Nadu.


Abdul Rahman was born in Madurai in 1937. He was a professor of Tamil for 29 years at Islamiah College, Vaniambadi. He belonged to the Vanambadi literary movement.In 1999, his poetry collection Aalapanai won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil. In 2009, he was made the chairman of the Wakf board of Tamil Nadu. He is also a member of the Tamil Language Promotion Board of the Central Institute of Classical Tamil.

 Awards and recognitions

  • Kalaigner award (1997)
  • Kalaimamani award (1989)
  • Bharathidasan award (1989)
  • Sahitya Akademi Award
  • Kamban Kazhagam’s Kambar award (2007),
  • Podhigai TV's Pothigai award (2007),
  • S. P. Adithanar Literary award (2007)
  • Umaru Pulavar award (2008)

 Partial bibliography

 Poetry collections

  • Aalapanai
  • Paal veedhi
  • Neyar viruppam
  • Pithan
  • Suttu viral
Source :  Wikipedia

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