Pulavar Pulamaipithan
Born Ramasaamy Thevar
(1935-10-06) 6 October 1935
Pen name Pulavar Pulamaipithan
Occupation Poet
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education TSA Tamil Kalluri, Perur, Coimbatore
Subject Tamil
Spouse Tamil Arasi
Children Pugazhendhi,Kannagi

Pulavar Pulamaipithan is a profound Tamil scholar,poet and lyricist who got recognition through the song "Naan yaar née yaar" which was featured in the Tamil film Kudiyirundha Koyil in 1968.

Early life

Pulamaipithan was born in irugur Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.At the early age Pulavar used to work in textile mill known as Combodia mills in Coimbatore and also studied his Tamil literature in Tava Tiru Shanthalinga Adigalar Perur Tamil Kaluri Coimbatore. He came to Chennai in 1964 with the goal of writing songs for Tamil films. He worked as a Tamil teacher at Santhome High school before started writing lyrics in Tamil films.[1]

Political life

He served as Deputy Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council,[2] and was appointed as "Arasavai Kavignar" (poet laureate) by the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. G. Ramachandran.


Partial filmography

He penned thousands of poems, some of which are:[4]



  1. Anusha Parthasarathy (December 28, 2010). "Memories of Madras - Sands of time". The Hindu. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  2. The Times of India directory and year book including who's who. Bennett, Coleman & Co. 1983. p. 885.
  3. "Pulamaipithan's novel is all about sensation". December 13, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  4. "Pulamaipithan". Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  5. சினிமாக்குழு (1994-04-23). "தமிழ் சினிமா வரலாறு". Dina Thanthi.
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