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Re: Life of Kuresan
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 10:39:00 PST

Many thanks to Sri. Bharat and Sri. Sampathkumar for their responses
to the question on kurattazhwan's age w.r.t. ramanujar.  Sri. Bharat's
research into the use of the term "azhwan" was also very enlightening.
It seems then, that there is no doubt that kuresar was 10 years elder
to ramanujar.  Therefore, since ramanujar returned to Srirangam from
the Mysore country at age 100, kuresar would have to be at least 110
years of age in order for their reunion to have occurred.  We all
believe that ramanujar lived to be 120 years of age, that he returned
from the Mysore country at age 100, etc.  Do we also believe that 
kurattazhwan lived to be 110+(?) years??

-Srinath Chakravarty