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Era Sezhiyan (28 April 1923 – 6 June 2017)[1] or Rajagopal Seziyan was an Indian writer and politician[2].

Era Sezhiyan
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha for Kumbakonam
In office
Preceded by C. R. Pattabhiraman
Succeeded by constituency dissolved
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha for Perambalur
In office
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru,
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Indira Gandhi
Preceded by M. Palaniyandi
Succeeded by A. Duraiarasu
Personal details
Born April 28, 1923
Thirukkannapuram, India
Died June 6, 2017(2017-06-06) (aged 94)
Vellore, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Profession Politician

Personal lifeEdit

Seziyan was born to V. S. Rajagopal on April 28, 1923. He completed his master's before entering politics. He married Dr. Prema Seziyan.

Public lifeEdit

Seziyan was a well-known writer in Tamil and has written numerous short stories and one-act plays. He joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam at an early age. In 1962, he stood for election from Perambalur Lok Sabha constituency and was elected to the Lok Sabha or lower house of the Indian Parliament.[3] He served as a Member of Parliament for Perambalur from 1962 to 1967.

In the 1967 Lok Sabha elections, Sezhiyan defeated two-time Congress MP C. R. Pattabhiraman from Kumbakonam.