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Epitaph and Other Poems

Author Name: Ramachandran | Format: Paperback | Genre : Poetry | Other Details

Epitaph and Other Poems by P. Ramachandran (1924-2008) is a collection of poems by and about an extra ordinary individual who lived an ordinary life. 

His poems are poignant, evocative, relatable, and haunting. The poems speak about his life, dreams, disappointments, anger, pain, joys, and sorrows. 

He kept notes and scribbles in his notebook, which he did  not share with anyone during his lifetime.

His “Epitaph” is best said in his own words:  

“You lived a life full of strife,

To be an example of what is life,

Death descended to stop this strife,

Rest is a must after such a life.”

An extraordinary reading experience penned by an ordinary man, relatable to all poetry lovers.

This compilation includes four poems written by his son and daughter about late Ramachandran.   

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P. Ramachandran, born in 1924, did his schooling at St. Paul’s School, Madras, and performed meritoriously in the State School Board examination of the then Madras Presidency.

Unfortunately, he had to cut short his formal education at that stage to shoulder the responsibility of his family at the cost of his future.

Keeping his disappointments within, he remained a fighter and an enthusiastic learner throughout his life.

An avid reader, he could converse on any subject with commendable authority and was well versed in Malayalam, Tamil and English.

He married in 1956, T. K. Kallianikutty (a teacher by profession and a poet) and they had a happy married life.

After the death of his wife in 2005, slowly he drifted away to the end in 2008.