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S. M. Abdul jabbar

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Sathankulam. M. Abdul Jabbar
BornM. Abdul Jabbar
(1939-06-26) 26 June 1939 (age 81)
Sathankulam, Tamil Nadu
OccupationMedia personality, writer
Period1951 - present
SubjectLiterature, philosophy, religion, sports

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S. M. Abdul Jabbar (born June 26, 1939, Sathankulam, Tamil Nadu) is a Tamil radio broadcaster, cricket commentator, writer and actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

S.M.Abdul Jabbar was born in a small town Sathankulam presently in Thoothukudi district in a middle class Muslim family. With his relatives in Sri Lanka, he moved to Colombo for his higher studies. After completing his studies and due to tense political situation in Sri Lanka against Tamils, he moved back to India to his native.

Radio & Cricket Commentary[edit]

Born in the era of Radios, he was following Radio programme's closely from his childhood in India and Sri Lanka. He was even writing letter to Radio station about their programmes regularly. On one instance, hearing very poor Tamil commentary of cricket in Radio, he wrote a criticism letter to Tamil All India Radio. Fortunately, his letter was read fully in a program and he was invited to show his skill in cricket commentary. As a test for his skill, he was given a opportunity to do a Tamil commentary of Ranji Trophy match between Tamil nadu and Kerala. The commentary test changed his life as a renowned Tamil radio cricket commentator which created a fan base in Tamil nadu and Srilanka. Serving as Tamil Radio presenter & commentator, he had a fan following including LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran.[2]


  1. "காற்று வெளியினிலே". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. "Prabhakaran's appreciation was the best award received in life". Retrieved 29 June 2018.

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