Senior journalist and columnist Sudhangan, was suffering from lung related issues and was getting treatment for the same, in a private hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to illness. He was 63.
Veteran journalist Sudhangan started his career in the year 1978 in a Tamil weekly "Thisaigal" (Directions). He also did freelancing in the popular Tamil Weekly "Kumudham".
Later he joined the Vikatan group in 1982. He also worked as investigative journalist during the initial days of "Junior Vikatan" late becoming the Chief Editor of Junior Vikatan. He had his career associated with the Indian Express Group as well. Later he became the founder editor for the Tamil weekly "Tamizhan Express" launched by The Indian Express with Vivek Goenka as Managing Director and Sudhangan as Executive Editor.
After switched over to television media later as a Psephologist and Political Analyst for Vijay TV Channel in 1996 elections. He became the CEO (Current Affairs) of film director K.Balachandar's Minbimbangal. He did election shows for Minbimbangal, covering parliamentary elections in 1998 & 1999.
Sudhangan joined Jaya TV in 2001 and played the role of Political Analyst until 2005. After 2005, he became a columnist for many newspapers and weeklies. He continued with election shows in Zee Tamil Channel. In Jaya TV, he is doing 6 political shows per week, director of "Thenkinnam" (a compilation of old Tamil Movie Songs). As a stage artist, he performed more than 500 shows from 1982. He also acted in 3 TV serials and 9 feature films directed by K. Balachandar, Bharathiraja and Agathiyan.
On literary side, he translated more than 15 books from English to Tamil which includes Former DGP V.R.Lakshminarayanan's Auto Biography - Appointment & Disappointments, Fredryick Forsyth, James Hadley Chase and Osho.
At present, he is columnist for Tamil daily "Dinamalar" Nellai Edition. He is also an independent writer and columnist.
He is the only South Indian Journalist to win "The Statesman" award for rural reporting in Calcutta.
Sudhangan is survived by a son named Akash while his wife Shanti passed away in 2006.