Veteran journalist Gnani Sankaran, former editor of Dheemtharikida magazine, dies aged 64

Chennai: Multi-faceted personality Gnani Sankaran, who made his mark as a dramatist, writer, journalist and political analyst died here on Monday morning due to illness, family members said. He was 64.

File image of Gnani Sankaran. Twitter@ohgnani

File image of Gnani Sankaran. Twitter@ohgnani

Sankaran was suffering from kidney ailment for quite sometime.

Gnani, as he was known, was forthright in his views when queried about the current political climate and parties in Tamil Nadu.

He was the editor of a Tamil magazine Dheemtharikida and staged several plays for the drama troupe Pariksha.

"Gnani was a childhood friend. He was very witty, would regale us with his wit. He also used to play conga drum. During his college days his views on many things would be different," MJ Krishna, a childhood friend of Gnani, told IANS.

Updated Date: Jan 15, 2018 11:14 AM

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