D. Jayakanthan (C). Source: Press Photo
The Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin offered his profound condolences about the demise of the patriarch of Tamil literature, novelist par excellence D. Jayakanthan.
Russian Ambassador spoke highly of D. Jayakanthan’s contribution to the Russia-India ties as a Founder-Chairman of Indo-Russian Cultural and Friendship Society.
Ambassador Kadakin said: “It was thanks to D. Jayakanthan’s noble activities that for several decades cultural exchanges between my country and Tamilnadu became so rich.”
He also emphasised that Jayakanthan’s name would go down in the history of the Indo-Russian ties as that of a brilliant writer and prominent translator of Alexander Pushkin’s poetry.”
Ambassador Kadakin called D. Jayakanthan’s demise “an irreparable loss” and said that “his memory will be cherished forever”.
Jayakanthan’s achievements in bringing Russians and Indians closer were recognised by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who conferred on him the Order of Friendship – the highest civilian award for foreigners.
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