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‘Sollarasu’ M. Jafar Muhyiddin

An Islamic Scholar of a rare sort. Popularly known as ‘Sollarasu’, Mr, Jafar Muhyiddin is a scholar of scholars. He is Nagore’s Ezra Pound who has created and will create many T.S.Eliots.

He was born on 25.9.1936 to Muhyiddin abdul Qadir and Mahmud Nachiyar. He is a polyglot and is well-versed in Tamil, English and Malay languages. He is a writer,poet,journalist and editor.

He was a sub-editor of ‘Malaya Nanban’ on S’pore in 1962 and later became editor of ‘Al-Jannath’ quarterly in 1987. He was also the editor of ‘Azhagiya Munmaadhiri’,”Arut Kodai’, and ‘Sheriat Malar’, souvenirs released by Singapore Tamil Muslim Organization.

He was a pioneer in establishing Nagore Islamic Cultural Organization and edited ‘Kadal Nagore Karunai Vallal’,’Ulaga Oli Uthamar Nabi’,’Nanilam Potrum Nayagam’

He was honoured for his social services with the title ‘Tamil Mamani’. He is a walking reference library. One can ask him any question regarding Nagore or Islamic literature and immediately hours of oral history will flow from his mouth.

An unforgettable personality, dedicated to social service with extraordinary humility.

 

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