T.S .Elliot 
 British - American Epic Poet 

He was well-known as a  British essayist, play writer, publisher and so on. As a critic and poet came to defined the modernist movements. He was one  of the most significant poets writing in English in this twentieth century.Thomas Stearns Eliot was born at St. Louis, Missori, U.S. He studied at Harvard. US and in Paris. He came to Oxford , England and remained there. In later years he became a Director of  Faber Publishers. 

The Waste Land, Murder in the Cathedral, Four Quartets are the most famous books of him. He published his first anthology of poetry in 1917. When he published his epic poem " The Waste Land" he became famous. He brought about a revolution in the tradition of English poetry. In 1927 he became a British Citizen. His epic poem had a tremendous influence on the history of English Poetry.

 His major poetry achievement is " Four Quartets" produced in 1944. He created a series of plays and authored several works of criticism. His poetry had a Greek impact on world poetry.  He was Christian. Therefore his personal focus was on Christianity. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats was a collection of children poems which was published by Elliot in 1939.  Then he had been given a nick name called " Old Possum" by his friend Fellow and editor Ezra Pound. Even in Sri Lanka his works were deeply influential Poet T.S. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. He passed away in 1965 at the age of 77.