Noted writer Anuradha Ramanan passes away

Chennai: Noted writer and novelist Anuradha Ramanan died here today following cardiac arrest, family sources said.

Born on June 29, 1947, Anuradha was a recipient of various awards including 'Rajiv Gandhi Award'.

She had penned over 1,300 novels and 1,230 short stories. Some of her stories---'Sirai', 'Kootupuzhukkal', 'Malarin Payanam' and 'Oru Veedu Iru Vaasal'-- were also made into films. Her Telugu novel 'Oka Baarya Katha' bagged five awards.

Her husband pre-deceased her.

She is survived by two daughters.