i would like to introduce myself as someone with a decent interest in tamil literature. i have been following your blog posts of late and found your reference to lalitha ram and his article on manpoondia pillai, which was very well written. after i saw your current post on thi ja and eee paaa today i dug up this old article that i had written many years back. just for your reference and nothing intended :)
interestingly manpoondia pillai's aradhana is being observed the day after tomorrow in pudukkottai.