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  • Honoured as 'Laurel Man of Letters' at the World Congress of Poets in Florida -1985
  • Michael Madhusudan Award for Literature -1988
  • Chaired sessions and read his poems at the World Congress of Poets held in Bangkok (1988), Turkey (1991), and Taipei (1994)
  • Australia Day Award for Literature, Melbourne, Australia -1990
  • Awarded 'Certificate of Merit' for distinguished contribution to poetry by the New Zealand Temple of Arts - 1990
  • Awarded the 'Honorary Founder Membership of the Olimpoetry Movement', New York, U.S.A.
  • Madison Medal for Peace by Young America Union of U.S. -1999
  • Literary Award for World Peace by Literary Academy of World Peace, U.S.A. - 2004
  • One of the contributors to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Commonwealth Literature, London.
  • Elected as Honorary Professor of Letters by the Temple of Arts Academy International, New York, U.S.A.
  • Elected as Vice-Chairman of the Indian Association of English Studies (IAES)
  • Member, Executive Board: Indian Society for Commonwealth studies (ISCS), New Delhi
  • Member of the Editorial Board of ISCS' official organ - The Commonwealth Review'.
  • Received the 'Dove in Peace Award' for Excellence in World Poetry - A Gold Medallion - year 2000 - by the Poetry Day Australia International, Melbourne, Australia
  • Awarded the highest academic honour as 'Professor of Distinction' by the Soka University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Chairman of Board of Advisors to 'American Biographical Institute, North Carolina U.S.A.
  • Awarded several Doctorates and M.Phils on his poetry by several Universities in India and abroad.
  • Honoured at the World Congress of Poets in Florida as "Laurel Man of Letters"
  • Selected by the Govt, of Tamil Nadu as a member of the delegation to participate in the World Poetry Festival at Bhopal

Mentioned in

  • 'Indian Writing in English' by K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar. Sahitya Academy, New Delhi
  • 'International Book of Honour, Directory of International Writers, USA.
  • Men and Women of Distinction, International Authors and Writers. Who's Who, Asia, England
  • World Commonwealth Directory of Education, Science and Culture. U.S.A. Travel