Thoppil Mohamed Meeran
Award Name : Sahitya Akademi Award
Year of Award : 1997
Award for : Literature
Location : Nāgercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Thoppil Mohamed Meeran is an Indian Nagercoil based author who writes in Tamil. Meeran was awarded the Highest Indian Government award for Poets, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997 for his novel Saivu Narkali. 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. 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.