Sage of Love and Grace
T.S. Sridhar, born on 25th December 1925, a commerce graduate, had a flair for caricaturing and cartooning while a student at college. After graduation he established contact with Ananda Vikatan the reputed Tamil weekly as its contributor. Later he was absorbed as a member of its Editorial board. He was drawing cartoons regularly and also was contributing jokes and humorous skits. He grew up as a skilled journalist under the efficient care, encouragement and guidance of its Proprietor - Editor, S.S. Vasan
Soon he flowered as a full-fledged writer under the nom-de-plume Bharanidharan, after he came under the benign influence of the Sage of Kanchi, who inspired and motivated him to travel to many holy shrines and sacred spots of India. The records of his travelogues serialized in Vikatan week after week, and later published in book form were sought by the spiritually and religiously inclined multitudes. Nearly a dozen and more of his travelogue books are ever in demand.
Bharanidharan has also authored a book in English entitled Six Mystics of India.
He is also Marina, the popular playwright. His plays are appreciated by innumerable readers and are also being enjoyed on the stage by theatre- enthusiasts for their family appeal and satirical commentaries on men and matters of contemporary life.