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Tamil Nadu leaders condole death of epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan

Devdiscourse News Desk chennai Last Updated at 26-11-2018 19:39:47 IST India

Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and other leaders in Tamil Nadu condoled the death of renowned epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan who died on Monday after a brief illness. He was 88.

In a statement, Palaniswami said Mahadevan served in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and also as the Editor of Tamil daily Dinamani. He said Padma Shri Mahadevan researched on Tamil Brahmi scrip and Indus Valley script and explained the relationship between the two.

PMK founder S. Ramadoss said Mahadevan, through his research, established the similarity between Indus Valley script and Tamil Brahmi script and proved that the Indus Valley civilization was Dravidian civilization, which is older than the Vedic period.

DMK President M.K. Stalin said Mahadevan through his research paper had established that one can know about Indus Valley Civilization through Tamil literature.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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