Appusami

Appusami (Tamil: அப்புசாமி) stories are a series of Tamil novels and short stories written by Bhagyam Ramasamy. The first story was published in Kumudam magazine in 1963. The stories have been in print for over four decades and many of them have been made into stage plays and Television shows.[1][2][3] A Humour club in Chennai has been named as the "Appusami-Seethapatti Humour Trust" after the protagonists of the series.

Bhagyam Ramasami (Tamil: பாக்யம் ராமசாமி, also spelled as Bakkiyam Ramasamy) is the pseudonym of Ja. Raa. Sundaresan (born June 1, 1932)[citation needed]. He was born in Jalakandapuram, Salem district. His pen name is a combination of his mother's name (Bhagyam) and his father's (Ramasamy).

His first breakthrough was the publication of the story Appusami and the African Beauty in Kumudam in 1963. Since then he has published a number of serialized novels, stage plays and short stories featuring the same set of characters. Some of the stories were published under various pen names including Yogesh, Vanamali, Selvamani, Mrinalini, Sivathanal, and Jwalamalini. He also worked as a journalist in Kumudam, eventually retiring in 1990 as its joint editor