news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 1, 2014 | 10.53 am IST Free from ministerial work and finding no political place for his party in Tamil Nadu, the former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is all set to follow his non-political passion - Tamil literature. On Friday he announced his plan to set up a trust to promote Tamil literature. The trust named Ezhuththu which he said has no political affiliation will be formally launched on November 3. “Ezhuththu is being founded in my personal capacity , with some friends,“ he said, Times of India reported. The trustees include Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu, poet M. Mehta, academician Avvai Natraja and 'Marabin Maindhan' Muthiah. “The panel will identify budding writers who need help to publish their works. Besides bringing out the works, Ezhuththu will market them and ensure the writers get royalty," he said. `Ezhuththu' was the name of a magazine that SS Chellappa published. The trust is being started in the same name. "I am happy that Ezhuththu also will serve to keep alive his memory," Chidambaram said.

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