Jayakanthan, who passed away recently, was a famous writer in which language?

Jayakanthan was a legendary Tamil writer. He was a prolific writer of novels and short stories. Jayakanthan has written around 40 novels and 200 short stories and used his pen effectively against social injustices and economic inequality. Jayakanthan was awarded Jnanpith award in 2002. He has also received various other awards, including Soviet Land Nehru Award, Raja Rajan Award and Tamil Nadu Government award. He was also a fellow of Sahitya Akademi.