What are some unknown facts about Thiruvalluvar?

The famous image of the Great ThriuValluvar is a painting drawn by K.R Venugopal Sharma. Thirukkuṛal itself does not name its author or authors. The name Thiruvalluvar is first mentioned in the 10th century in a text called Thiruvalluvarmaalai.There has never been a historical image of Thiruvalluvar ever. The current most famous image of Thiruvalluvar