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VETERAN JOURNALIST GNANI PASSED AWAY

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V. Sankaran alias Gnani, veteran  journalist, literary critic and play writer passed away in chennai at 64, survived by wife Padmavathy and son Manush Nandan, a cinematographer.
 
A senior journalist, editor who turned into literary critic wrote books, articles in journals and complied books.
His clarity on political developments and strong disagreements with dictatorial party leaderships were evident in his political comments.Whether they were protests on bus fare hike or strike of nurses in Chennai’s leading private hospitals or corruption or authoritarian politics of Dravidian majors or anti-nuclear protests, Gnani’s was one such voice that everyone waited for.
Gnani joined AAP and contested in Alandur constituency in 2014 LS elections,turned unsuccessful and later quit AAP citing health reasons.
Known for his spirited life and daring positions on various issues, Gnani is often recalled by his friends as a firebrand journalists.

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