Born 1957 in Tamil Nadu, India. Post Diploma, College of Art & Crafts, Chennai, he was in charge of the graphics workshop at The Regional Centre of Lalit Kala Academi, Chennai. Solo shows in India, USA and Holland; Participation in international major shows In the USA, Mexico, Canada, Syria, Cuba, Finland, Taiwan and France, England, Japan and Spain. recepient of numerous grants, both in India and abroad. Awards: National Award 1996; Bharat Bhavan Print Biennale award. Collection: British Museum, London. US Library Of Congress. NGMA and LKA, New Delhi, among many others. Palaniappan is primarily a printmaker; he is also an excellent
photographer and has worked very successfully with digital and computer imagery. He lives and works in Chenna, India.