Thoppil Mohamed Meeran

Thoppil Mohamed Meeran
Born (1944-09-26) 26 September 1944
Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
Residence Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Years active 2010
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Jaleela Meeran
Children Shameem Ahamed, Mirzad Ahamed

Thoppil Mohamed Meeran (born September 26, 1944) is an Indian Nagercoil based author who writes in Tamil.

Meeran was awarded the Highest Indian Government award for Poets, Sahitya Akademi Award[1] in 1997 for his novel Saivu Narkali (The Reclining Chair).[2] He has also received the Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantam Award, the Ilakkiya Chintanai Award, and the T N Govt. Award. He has published five novels and six short story collections.

Personal life

Mohamed Meeran was born in Nagercoil. He is also addressed as Thoppil Meeran by his friends and family is married to, Jaleela. They have two children, Shameem Ahamed and Mirzad Ahamed. He hails from a village named Thengai Pattanam which is part of the Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. He is one of the sons of the famous M.O.M Family.



Short story collections





  1. "Living Legend". The Hindu. 19 February 2005. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. "His mission is to dispel myths". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 7 October 2005.
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