Tamil writer Sundara Ramasamy passed away on Oct 15th in USA. I learnt about him only about 4 years back and have read his two novels "Oru Puliyamarathin Kathai" and "JJ Sila Kurippugal". I consider the first one as one of the best Tamil Novels I have read.
I saw him during the last two Madras book fairs and heard his speech on the occassion of Asokamithran's felicitation function. He held the audience captive with his subtle humour, a landmark of his writing. I haven't read his poetry (written under the pseudonym Pasuvaiaah), but have heard that they are really good. R.I.P. Sir.