A. Srinivasa Raghavan was born in Kandiyur near Thiruvaiyaru. He completed his schooling in Nagapattinam and graduated from St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli. He worked as a lecturer in the same college and the Vivekananda College, Chennai for some time. He also published two magazines - Sindhanai (a Tamil monthly) and Triveni (an English monthly). He published his works using the pseudonym Vagulaparanan. He worked as a professor of English at St. Xavier's College, Chennai and M. D. T. Hindu College, Tirunelveli. During 1952-69 served as its Principal of V.O.Chidambaram College, Tuticorin. He coined the Motto of the College -"Love, Knowledge and Virtue". In 1968, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his collection of poetry Vellai Paravai (lit. The White Bird). A complete edition of his works was published posthumously in 2005.

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