മറുനോട്ടം | Marunottam Best Read || [M.P. Narayana Pillai]
M.P. Narayana Pillai
Malickathazhathu Pulluvazhy Narayana Pillai was born in the village of Pulluvazhy near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, Kerala His early schooling was in the local school in Pulluvazhy and completed his Pre University course at Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha He then moved to Banaras Hindu University and after obtaining his B.Sc degree in Agricultural Science from there, he began his professional career as a telephone operator in the East German Consulate at Delhi Later, he joined Central Planning Commission, Delhi as an economic investigator and worked there for five years It was during this time that he started his literary career In 1967, he joined the Hong Kong based Far Eastern Economic Review as the assistant editor In 1970, he left Hong Kong and came to Bombay to serve as the Chief of publication with Commerce Group He was also the Indian correspondent for McGraw Hill World News and served as the editor for Minerals and Metals Review.He was also the CEO of Asian Industries Information Center and the editor of the Malayalam weekly Trial.He was married to Prabha Pillai who wrote two books named as Verpadinte Vedanakal and Ormakalude Mahanagarathil which recollect her memories of Narayan Pillai.Narayana Pillai died on 19 May 1998 at his Borivli residence in Mumbai He is survived by his wife Prabha and children Balakrishna Pillai Madhavankutty Pillai.An award, M P Narayana Pillai Memorial Short Story Award, has been instituted in his honour by Samakalika Malayalam Varika, a sister publication of The New Indian Express.His most famous novel was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Academy award in 1991 But he declined the honour and he is considered as one of the forerunners in Malayalam literature who paved the initial stones of Modern Malayalam short stories.
മറുനോട്ടം | Marunottam Best Read || [M.P. Narayana Pillai] 187 M.P. Narayana Pillai