(9th Century / Tamil Nadu / India)

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Tirutakkatevar was a Jain poet saint who composed the Tamil literary epic titled Civaka Cintamani, one of the five greatest epics of Tamil literature. Tirutakkatevar formed a new type of meter called viruttam. He, as a local king, also supported to create Kamban, one of the most famous poets of Tamil literature.

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