M KRISHNAN
ABOUT THE ARTIST

M Krishnan born in 1912, M Krishnan was an artist and writer. The youngest son of the celebrated novelist and social reformer A. Madhaviah, Krishnan spent his childhood in Mylapore, Tamil Nadu. Krishnan was also a pioneering wildlife photographer. His camera, nicknamed "Super Ponderosa" was assembled from a medley of parts – a lens from East Germany, a shutter from Malaysia, nuts and bolts from Burma Bazaar and held together by some local string. Despite its rudimentary construction, Krishnan took staggeringly good pictures, which were represented in a 1985 collection called Nights and Days. An accomplished writer, Krishnan, published with ease in English and Tamil. He had a fortnightly column in The Statesman called "Country Notebook". Krishnan was also a renowned environmentalist.

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