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Saavi (Sa.Visvanathan) was a popular writer in Tamil.He was with Ananda Vikatan for a long time. His ‘Washingtonil Thirumanam’ was a classic in its genre. He had written several other humorous pieces too. He later started his own weekly called ‘Saavi’.
He is supposed to have lived in the house above.
Later, I learnt that R.K.Narayan also lived in Vellala Street and many of his works describe characters and happenings around this street.
Another author, B.S. Ramaiah used to live in Puraswalkam. He was the author of several short stories, plays, and screen plays including ‘Policekkaran Magal’. His son was my Engineering classmate. I have visited him in the sixties but do not recall the street.
Truly a writers’ street.