Muruganar, as second son, was born
In the year 1890, Month August,
In the family of a poor Brahmin
At Ramanathapuram Town.
Subbalakshmi was his mother,
And Krishna Iyer was his father,
In his young age he lost his father.
He was under the care of his mother.
Kamakshi was born as his sister.
He didn’t talk for five years,
Perhaps God kept him in silence,
To become a poet in his later years.
His research on Tamil literature,
Yielded very remarkable results,
As he moved with great scholars
Who inspired him in his studies.
At Chennai when he was
He was advised to visit
Ramana Ashram at least once,
To know about divine songs.
So afraid his mother was
That he might take sanyas,
She opposed his going there
But he somehow convinced her.
After meeting Ramana Maharishi,
He fell for his magnetic personality,
And couldn’t go back to Chennai
From the place, Tiruvannamalai.
When his mother died at Chennai
In the month of July 1926 he came
To settle himself permanently
At his desired place, Annamalai.
More than 30,000 Tamil songs
He wrote and were inaugurated
By scholars in the spiritual world,
And to his credit they all stood.
In 1971, his health had a set back
On 28-08-1973 he was so sick
That he couldn’t recover from it
And passed away on that date.
His body was buried near Ashram
At the foothill of Annamalai,
And puja is done to his Samadhi
Every year, in honor of him.