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Madath Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(born 9 August 1933), popularly known as MT, is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director.[2] He is a prolific and versatile writer in modern Malayalam literature, and is one of the masters of post-Independence Indian literature.[3][4] He was born in Kudallur, a small village in the present day Pattambi
Pattambi
Taluk, Palakkad district
Palakkad district
(Palghat), which was under the Malabar District
Malabar District
in the Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
of the British Raj. He shot into fame at the age of 20 when, as a chemistry undergraduate, he won the prize for the best short story in Malayalam at World Short Story Competition conducted by The New York Herald Tribune. His debut novel Naalukettu (Ancestral Home- translated to English as The Legacy), wrote at the age of 23, won the Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award in 1958. His other novels include Manju (Mist), Kaalam (Time), Asuravithu (The Prodigal Son - translated to English as The Demon Seed) and Randamoozham
Randamoozham
(The Second Turn). The deep emotional experiences of his early days have gone into the making of MT's novels. Most of his works are oriented towards the basic Malayalam family structure and culture and many of them were path-breaking in the history of Malayalam
Malayalam
literature. His three seminal novels on life in the matriarchal family in Kerala
Kerala
are Naalukettu, Asuravithu, and Kaalam. Randamoozham, which retells the story of the Mahabharatha
Mahabharatha
from the point of view of Bhimasena, is widely credited as his masterpiece. M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
is a script writer and director of Malayalam films. He has directed seven films and written the screenplay for around 54 films. He won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay four times for: Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989), Kadavu (1991), Sadayam (1992), and Parinayam (1994), which is the most by anyone in the screenplay category. He was awarded the highest literary award in India, Jnanpith, in 1995 for his overall contribution to Malayalam literature.[5] In 2005, India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan was awarded to him.[6] He has won numerous other awards and recognition including Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
Award, Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, Vallathol
Vallathol
Award, Ezhuthachan Award and Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Literary Award. He was awarded the J.C. Daniel Award for lifetime achievement in Malayalam
Malayalam
cinema for the year 2013. He served as the editor of Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly
Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly
for several years.

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Literary career

2.1 Short stories 2.2 Naalukettu and Asuravithu 2.3 Manju and Kaalam 2.4 Randamoozham 2.5 Varanasi 2.6 Other works

3 Film career 4 Literary style and themes 5 Awards and honours

5.1 Honorary 5.2 Literary awards 5.3 Film awards

6 List of works

6.1 Novels 6.2 Short story collections 6.3 Children's literature 6.4 Essays 6.5 Memoirs 6.6 Plays 6.7 Speeches 6.8 Studies 6.9 Translations 6.10 Travelogues 6.11 Filmography

7 References 8 External links

Early life and family[edit]

M.T.Vasudevan Nair
Nair
at a Calicut
Calicut
function

Vasudevan was born on 9 August 1933 in Kudallur
Kudallur
in the present day Palakkad district.[7] He was the youngest of four children born to T. Narayanan Nair
Nair
and Ammalu Amma.[1] His father was in Ceylon
Ceylon
and he spent his early days in Kudallur
Kudallur
and in his father's house in Punnayurkulam, a village in the present day Thrissur district.[1] He completed his schooling from Malamakkavu Elementary School and Kumaranelloor High School. He had to break education after high school, and when he joined college in 1949, he was advised to opt for the science stream as it was felt that a degree in science secured a job faster than any other degree.[8] He obtained a degree in chemistry from Victoria College, Palakkad
Victoria College, Palakkad
in 1953.[8] He taught mathematics in Pattambi
Pattambi
Board High School and Chavakkad
Chavakkad
Board High School for over a year and worked in M.B. Tutorial College, Palakkad during 1955–56.[9] He also worked as a gramasevakan at a block development office in Taliparamba, Kannur
Kannur
for a few weeks before joining Mathrubhumi Weekly
Mathrubhumi Weekly
as subeditor in 1957.[8] MT has been married twice. He married writer and translator Prameela in 1965. They separated after 11 years of marriage.[9] He has a daughter from this marriage, Sithara, who works as a business executive in the United States.[9] In 1977 he married dance artist Kalamandalam Saraswathy[10] with whom he has a daughter, dancer Aswathy Nair.[11][12] MT resides in Sithara, Kottaram Road, Calicut, named after his eldest daughter. Literary career[edit] Short stories[edit]

M T Vasudevan Nair

MT began writing at a very young age, inspired by his elder brothers who wrote time and again in several literary journals and poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
who was his senior at high school.[9] He initially wrote poems but soon changed to prose writing.[9] His first published work was an essay on the diamond industry of ancient India, titled "Pracheenabharathathile Vaira Vyavasayam", which appeared in Keralakshemam, a biweekly published by C. G. Nair
Nair
from Guruvayoor. His first story "Vishuvaghosham" was published in Madras-based Chitrakeralam magazine in 1948. The story which explores the feelings of a boy too poor to have crackers of his own, as he stands listening to the sounds of crackers coming from the houses of the rich celebrating the new year festival of Vishu: an overwhelming sense of loss, the painful realization that this is the way things are and the way they’re likely to stay.[13] His first book, Raktham Puranda Manaltharikal was published in 1952.[1] MT’s first literary prize came to him while he was a student at Victoria College, Palakkad
Victoria College, Palakkad
- his short story "Valarthumrigangal" (Pet Animals) won first prize in the World Short Story Competition conducted by The New York Herald Tribune, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
and Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
in 1954.[8] It was a short story delineating the pathetic plight of the artists in circus. The numerous stories which followed dealt with themes culled from widely different milieus and contexts but were uniformly successful and popular. The noted collections of his stories are Iruttinte Athmavu, Olavum Theeravum, Bandhanam, Varikkuzhi, Dare-e-Salam, Swargam Thurakkunna Samayam, Vaanaprastham and Sherlock.[14] "Iruttinte Athmavu" ("Creature of Darkness"), one of the most celebrated among his short stories, is the heart wrenching story of a 21-year-old man, regarded as a lunatic by everyone and treated abominably. The story reveals the insanity behind the civilised and supposedly sane world. The story "Sherlock" moves between the rural milieu familiar to MT's readers and the sophisticated world of Indian immigrants in the US, highlighting the contrast between them with subtle irony. MT wrote passionately of the cruelty hidden at the heart of a seemingly idyllic rural life ("Kurukkante Kalyanam" or "The Jackal's Wedding" and "Shilalikhithangal" or "Stone Inscriptions") and of the privations endured by those dependent on the agricultural cycle ("Karkitakom" and "Pallivalum Kalchilambum" or "Sacred Sword and Anklets"). In the story "Vanaprastham", he studies the delicately balanced relationship between a teacher and a student that has miraculously survived the years. M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
is of the opinion that short story is a genre in which a writer can achieve near perfection. He, along with T. Padmanabhan, serve as bridges between the early modern short story writers in Malayalam, of the so-called renaissance, and the new short story of the late fifties and sixties.[15] Naalukettu and Asuravithu[edit] Main articles: Naalukettu (novel) and Asuravithu (novel) MT's debut novel Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum (Midnight and Daylight) was serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly
Mathrubhumi Weekly
in 1957.[1] His first major work Naalukettu (The Legacy; 1958) is a veritable depiction of the situation which prevailed in a typical joint family when its fortunes is on a steady decline. The title attributes to Nālukettu, a traditional ancestral home (Taravad) of a Nair
Nair
joint family. The novel remains a classic in Malayalam
Malayalam
fiction. It contributed to the renewal of a literary tradition initiated by S. K. Pottekkatt, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer
Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer
and Uroob
Uroob
in the 1950s.[16] It was given the Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
in 1959. It has had 23 reprints and was translated into 14 languages and had a record sale of a half a million copies (as of 2008) and still features in the best-seller lists.[17][18] MT himself adapted the novel into a television film for Doordarshan
Doordarshan
in 1995. It won the Kerala
Kerala
State Television Award for the year 1996.[19] Asuravithu (The Demon Seed; 1972) which is set in a fictional Valluvanadan village named Kizhakkemuri can be considered almost as a sequel to Naalukettu. It has the same geophysical and socio-cultural setting. The novel describes the plight of the protagonist Govindankutty, the youngest son of a proud Nair
Nair
tharavadu, as he is trapped between the social scenario, social injustice and his own inner consciousness. In Asuravithu there are clear indications of the damaging impact of an alien culture in the pollution of the indigenous culture and the disintegration of the family and the community. These two early novels—Naalukettu and Asuravithu—depict a phase in which the economic and cultural scenario of Kerala
Kerala
manifested symptoms which were to develop into dangerous ecocidal tendencies at a later stage. Manju and Kaalam[edit] Main articles: Manju (novel) and Kaalam His later novels, such as Manju (Mist; 1964) and Kaalam (Time; 1969), are characterised by profuse lyricism which cannot to be found in Naalukettu or Asuravithu. The eco-feminist theme of patriarchal domination and exploitation gains more prominence in Manju, MT's only novel with a female protagonist (Vimala). Set in the splendid landscape of Nainital, it stands apart as set in a milieu different from the usual one, the Valluvanadan village. The plot of the novel is allegedly similar to a Hindi story Parinde (Birds, 1956), by Nirmal Verma. However both MT and Verma have rejected these claims.[20] In the novel Kaalam, MT returns to his favourite milieu, the dilapidated joint-family Nair
Nair
tarwad set against the wider backdrop of the Valluvanadan village in the backdrop of the crumbling matrilineal order of Kerala
Kerala
in a newly independent India. Sethu, the protagonsit, is toppled over by the eddies of social, cultural and economic transformation. Kaalam, though not strictly autobiographical, has a strong autobiographical element in it. Manju had a film adaptation in 1983, written and directed by MT himself.[21] The novel also had a Hindi-language
Hindi-language
film adaptation titled Sarath Sandhya. Randamoozham[edit] Main article: Randamoozham Randamoozham
Randamoozham
(The Second Turn; 1984), widely regarded as the author's masterpiece, retells the story of the Mahabharatha
Mahabharatha
from the point of view of Bhimasena, supposed to be the son of Vayu; this is demystified or demythified in the novel. In this novel, Bhima
Bhima
gains, through the author's ironic undertones, a new psychological depth. "I have not changed the framework of the story by the first Vyasa, Krishna-Dwaipayana. I have read between his lines and expanded on his pregnant silences," says the author.[2] Varanasi[edit] MT's latest novel is Varanasi
Varanasi
(2002) which is an emotional journey to Varanasi, a pilgrim centre in North India. Varanasi
Varanasi
opens with Professor Srinivasan’s letter to Sudhakaran, the protagonist, referring to his unfinished thesis among his old books. The professor invites him to his home in Varanasi. Sudharkaran, in his sixties, and recovering from a prostrate procedure, decides to take the professor by surprise. He realises on arrival that the professor has recently died. The story evolves with a series of reminiscences, like a REM stream, in time transitions. The narration involves the third, first, and second person. In the train to Varanasi, Sudhakaran fishes out the book Kashi: The Eternal City by Sumita Nagpal, in which he is also acknowledged. By the time Sudhakaran finishes the book, he has traversed his life, his women, seen the demise of his well-wishers, moved through Varanasi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Paris, and Madras. He sees no need to complete his thesis — 'about the possibilities of Caliban' as once suggested by his professor for a scholarship at the university — and lets it go into the Ganga. He does the professor’s last rites as also his own Atma Pindom (One's own funeral rites in anticipation of death). At the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sumita, now an elderly woman, merely passes him by, not even recognising him.[22] With no intricate plot, the novel is an experiment. It was well received in the literary circles but received criticism from critic and painter M. V. Devan.[23] Other works[edit] MT wrote the novel Arabi Ponnu (The Gold of Arabia) along with N. P. Mohammed. MT and Mohamed stayed in a rented house in Karuvarakkundu village, Kozhikode
Kozhikode
for a period of two weeks to complete this work.[citation needed] MT has authored two books on the craft of writing—Kaathikante Panippura and Kaathikante Kala—and his anecdotal columns articles on various topics and speeches on different occasions have been compiled under the titles Kilivaathililude, Kannanthalippookkalude Kaalam, Vakkukalude Vismayam and Eekakikalude Sabdam. Manushyar Nizhalukal and Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
are his travelogues.[citation needed] He occupied and continues to occupy many important and powerful positions in various literary bodies including the presidency of Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
and the chairmanship of Tunchan Memorial Trust. He was an Executive Member of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi. The Library of Congress has in its collection sixty-two books, mostly by MT and some on him. Also, some of them are translations of his works into English. MT joined the Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Group of Publications in 1956. When he retired from there in 1998, he was their editor of periodicals and Chief Editor of Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Illustrated Weekly. On 2 June 1996, he was bestowed with honorary D.Lit degree by the Calicut University.[citation needed] Film career[edit]

MT along with Ramachandra Babu, who served as cinematographer in many of his films.

M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
is one of the most distinguished and well accepted script writers and directors in Malayalam
Malayalam
cinema.[24] He has directed seven films and written the screenplay for around 54 films. He won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay four times for: Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989), Kadavu (1991), Sadayam
Sadayam
(1992), and Parinayam (1994), which is the most by anyone in the screenplay category.[3] MT wrote his first screenplay, in 1965 for Murappennu, at the behest of producer Shobhana Parameswaran Nair. The film was an adaptation of his story "Snehathinte Mukhangal". The Hindu
The Hindu
described it as "a well-made film with a compelling plot" and as "one of the most significant films in the history of Malayalam
Malayalam
cinema".[25] MT was the first and foremost script writer in Malayalam
Malayalam
who wrote screenplays after having learnt cinema as a distinctive visual art which has its own language, grammar and structure.[24] It was only after he began writing screenplays the Malayali viewers began to consider film script as a distinctive genre which has its own genuine features. Also it was M.T who elevated this medium of writing as a literary from.[24] MT's screenplays have won social attention for the portrayal of the social and cultural crisis in the contemporary life of Kerala. The disintegration of human values and relationship which creates identity crisis, sense of loss, dehumanisation, alienation from one's own surroundings etc. have been presented in its depth by MT more than any other writers. The best examples are Kanyakumari, Varikkuzhi, Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, Edavazhiyile Poocha Mindappoocha, Akshrangal, Aalkkoottathil Thaniye, Aaroodam etc.[24] A salient aspect of MT's screenplays is the effective presentation of the ecological or geographical factors and elements making use of the visual possibilities of their portrayal.[24] Another unique feature is the language employed in them. Some of his screenplays are known for giving new interpretations to historical characters and historical stories. For instance, he gives the legends woven around the popular story of Perumthachan
Perumthachan
a new interpretation in his screenplay, based on his own assessment of Perumthachan's character.[26] According to the folklore Vadakkanpattu (Northern Ballads), Chandu is said to have betrayed his cousin because he was jealous of Aaromal's popularity and abilities. But MT's Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha presents an alternative version of the same legend, as it presents the incident from Chandu's perspective, suggesting that grave injustice has been done to Chandu by wrongly accusing him of replacing the rivets.[24] In 1973, M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
made his directorial debut with Nirmalyam
Nirmalyam
which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.[27] The film is about a village oracle whose services are no longer needed by the community and whose family begins to fall apart.[28] MT scripted and directed many more films including the award-winning Bandhanam, Kadavu and Oru Cheru Punchiri. Kadavu won awards at the Singapore International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
and Tokyo International Film Festival.[3] His cinema work also includes three documentaries and one TV series. He has written songs for the 1981 film Valarthumrugangal which were set to tune by M. B. Sreenivasan.[29] M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
was the chairman of Indian Panorama of the 46th National Film Awards (1998).[30] He has also been a member of Film Finance Corporation, National Film Development Corporation and Film Censoring Committee. He has also served as a faculty in the Film and Television Institute, Pune. Literary style and themes[edit]

M.T. Vasudevan Nair

MT was born and brought up in a sylvan village on the banks of Nila. The writer has so often acknowledged his indebtedness to the ethos of his village and to Nila which has ever been the mainspring of his creative inspiration. Nila occurs and re-occurs in MT's fiction, as a presence and as a symbol, endorsing this view.[31][32] The staple locale of his fiction is the Valluvanadan village. The landscape and ethos of the Valluvanad region and the transformations undergone by them in the course of the century, involving relics of the tarawad and the communal tensions provide a challenging theme for the highly evocative style of Vasudevan Nair's narrative art. The temporal milieu of MT's fiction stretches over the second half of the twentieth century, a period of tremendous social, cultural and economic changes.[15][33] It was in the sixties that MT rose to prominence as a writer. The phase of social realism had come to an end.[15] In his opinion, class-war the ideal which had inspired the writers belonging to the preceding generation had almost lost its relevance by the time he entered the literary career. The prominent Malayalam
Malayalam
writers of the pre-independence phase—Thakazhi, Vallathol
Vallathol
and Kesavadev—were all stimulated by the progressive leftist ideals. They focussed their attention on social conflict as the theme for their writings—Conflict between capital and labour, between the landlord and the tenant, between the oppressor and the oppressed. MT felt that this theme of conflict was an outdated phenomenon in the context of present Kerala. The protagonists of MT are men out of society and at war with themselves, a sharp contrast to the heroes of Kesavadev
Kesavadev
or Thakazhi who fight a losing war against the hostile forces in the society. MT, in spite of his broad and deep sympathy for the marginalized, doesn't identify himself with any particular political ideology or movement.[15] Awards and honours[edit] Honorary[edit]

1996: Honorary Doctorate by University of Calicut[34] 1996: Honorary Doctorate by Mahatma Gandhi University[35] 2005: Padma Bhushan[36] 2008: Honorary Doctorate by Netaji Subhas Open University[37]

Literary awards[edit]

1958: Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Novel – Naalukettu[38] 1970: Kendra Sahitya Academy Award – Kaalam[39] 1982: Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Drama – Gopura Nadayil[40] 1985: Vayalar Award for Randamoozham[41] 1986: Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Story – Swargam Thurakkunna Samayam[42] 1993: Odakkuzhal Award - Vanaprastham[43] 1994: Muttathu Varkey Award[44] 1995: Jnanpith
Jnanpith
Award for his contributions to Malayalam
Malayalam
literature[45] 1998: Padmarajan Award - Kaazhcha[46] 2001: Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam Sahithya Award[47] 2003: Lalithambika Antharjanam
Lalithambika Antharjanam
Smaraka Sahitya Award[48] 2005: Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
Fellowship[49] 2005: Vallathol
Vallathol
Award[50] 2005: Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Literary Award[51] 2011: Ezhuthachan Award[52] 2011: T. K. Puraskaram[53] 2011: Suvarnamudra Award[54] 2011: Mayilpeeli Award[55] 2013: Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
Fellowship[56] 2013: Sree Chithira Thirunal Award[57] 2013: K. P. S. Menon Award[58] 2014: Suvarnamudra Award by Guruvayur Naadha Brahmolsavam[59] 2014: A. R. Raja Raja Varma
A. R. Raja Raja Varma
Award[60] 2014: Kakkanadan
Kakkanadan
Award[61] 2014: Balamani Amma
Balamani Amma
Award[62] 2014: Tata-Landmark Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award[63][64] 2015: O.M.C. Narayanan Namboodiripad Memorial Devi Prasadam Trust’s Award for Literature[65] 2015: Thakazhi Award[66]

Film awards[edit]

National Film Awards

1973: Best Film – Nirmalyam[67] 1989: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha[68] 1991: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Kadavu[69] 1991: Best Feature Film in Malayalam
Malayalam
– Kadavu[69] 1992: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Sadayam[70] 1994: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Parinayam[71] 2000: Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation – Oru Cheru Punchiri[72]

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

1970: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Olavum Theeravum[73] 1973: Best Film – Nirmalayam[73] 1973: Best Director – Nirmalayam[73] 1973: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Nirmalayam[73] 1978: Best Film – Bandhanam[73] 1980: Best Story – Oppol[73] 1981: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Thrishna, Valarthu Mrigangal[74] 1983: Best Story – Aaroodam[74] 1985: Best Story – Anubandham[74] 1986: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Panchagni, Nakhakshathangal[74] 1987: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Amrutham Gamaya[74] 1989: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha[74] 1990: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Perumthachan[74] 1991: Best Film – Kadavu[75] 1991: Best Director – Kadavu[75] 1991: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Kadavu[75] 1994: Best Story – Sukrutham[75] 1994: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Parinayam[75] 1998: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Daya[75] 2000: Best Director – Oru Cheru Punchiri[76] 2009: Best Screenplay
Screenplay
– Pazhassi Raja[77]

Other film awards

1991: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South[78] 1992: Singapore International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
- Special
Special
Jury Award – Kadavu[79] 1992: Tokyo International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
- Asia Future Prize – Kadavu[79] 1996: Kerala
Kerala
State Television Award – Naalukettu[80] 2003: Asianet Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards
– Lifetime Achievement Award[81] 2013: J. C. Daniel Award by the Government of Kerala[82]

List of works[edit] Novels[edit]

Naalukettu (1958, The Legacy) Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum (1958, Midnight and Daylight) Arabi Ponnu (1960, The Gold of Arabia; written with N. P. Mohammed) Asuravithu (1962, The Demon Seed) Manju (1964, Mist) Kaalam (1969, Time) Vilapayathra (1978, The Funeral Procession) Randamoozham
Randamoozham
(1984, The Second Turn) Varanasi
Varanasi
(2002)

Short story collections[edit]

Raktham Puranda Mantharikal (1952, Blood-soaked Sand) Veyilum Nilavum (1954, Sunlight and Moonlight) Vedanayude Pookkal (1955, Flowers of Sorrow) Ninte Ormaykku (1956) Olavum Theeravum
Olavum Theeravum
(1957, Ripple and Shore) Iruttinte Athmavu
Iruttinte Athmavu
(1957, The Soul of the Darkness) Kuttyedathy (1959) Nashtappetta Dinangal (1960) Bandhanam (1963, The Binding) Kaliveedu (1966, Playhouse) Pathanam (1966, The Fall) Varikkuzhi (1967, The Trap) Dar-S-Salam (1972) Ajnjathante Uyaratha Smarakam (1973) Abhayam Thedi Veendum (1978) Swargam Thurakkunna Samayam (1980, When the Heaven's Gates Open) Vanaprastham (1992, Into the Forest) Sherlek (1997)

Children's literature[edit]

Manikyakallu (1957) Daya Enna Penkutty (1987) Thanthrakkari (1999)

Essays[edit]

Kilivaathililude (1992) Eekakikalude Sabdam (1994) Ramaneeyam Oru Kaalam (1998)

Memoirs[edit]

Kannanthalippookkalude Kaalam Snehadarangalode (2003) Ammaykku (2005) Chithratheruvukal

Plays[edit]

Gopuranadayil (1980) Parinayam[83]

Speeches[edit]

Vakkukalude Vismayam (1999) Jalakangalum Kavadangalum (2011)

Studies[edit]

Kaathikante Panippura (1963) Hemingway: Oru Mukhavura (1968) Kaathikante Kala (1984)

Translations[edit]

Jeevithathinte Granthathil Ezhuthiyath (1984) Pakarppavakasha Niyamam (1988) Lokakatha (written with N. P. Mohammed)

Travelogues[edit]

Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
(1982) Manushyar Nizhalukal (1996) Vankadalile Thuzhavallakkar (1996)

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Direction Notes

2013 Kadhaveedu

Portmanteau film
Portmanteau film
based on four stories written by himself, Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer and Madhavikutty

2013 Ezhamathe Varavu

Adaptation/Remake of his earlier unreleased film Evideyo Oru Shathru

2009 Kerala
Kerala
Varma Pazhassi Raja

2009 Neelathamara (Blue Lotus)

Remake of the 1979 film of the same name with revised screenplay

2001 Theerthadanam (Pilgrimage)

Based on the story "Vanaprastham"

2000 Oru Cheru Punchiri (A Slender Smile) Yes Based on the story "Mithunam" by Telugu writer Sriramana

1998 Daya (Compassion)

Based on a story from One Thousand and One Nights

1998 Ennu Swantham Janakikutty

Based on the story "Cheriya Cheriya Bhookampangal"

1998 Thakazhi Yes Documentary on renowned Malayalam
Malayalam
writer Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai[84]

1995 Naalukettu

Tele-Serial based on the novel of the same name

1994 Sukrutham

1994 Parinayam (Wedding)

1992 Sadayam
Sadayam
(With Compassion)

1991 Kadavu ( The Ferry) Yes Based on the story "Kadathuthoni" by S. K. Pottekkatt

1991 Venal Kinavukal (Summer Dreams)

1990 Midhya

1990 Perumthachan

1990 Thazhvaram
Thazhvaram
(The Valley)

1989 Utharam
Utharam
(Answer)

Based on the story "No Motive" by Daphne du Maurier

1989 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (A Northern Story of Valor)

1988 Aranyakam

1988 Vaishali

1987 Amrutham Gamaya

1986 Kochu Themmadi (The Little Rascal)

1986 Abhayam Thedi (In Search of a Shelter)

1986 Rithubhedam

1986 Nakhakshathangal

1986 Panchagni
Panchagni
(Five Fires)

1985 Rangam

1985 Idanilangal

1985 Anubandham

1984 Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
(Alone in a Crowd)

1984 Adiyozhukkukal

1984 Aksharangal (Alphabets)

1984 Uyarangalil (At the Top)

1984 Vellam (Water)

1983 Aaroodam

1983 Manju (Mist) Yes Based on the novel of the same name

1982 Varikuzhi (The Trap) Yes Based on the story of the same name

1981 Trishna (Thirst)

1981 Valarthu Mrugangal

1980 Vilkkanundu Swapnangal

1980 Oppol
Oppol
(The Elder Sister)

1979 Edavazhiyile Poocha Minda Poocha

1979 Neelathamara (Blue Lotus)

1978 Bandhanam (Bond) Yes Based on the story of the same name

1977 Mohiniyattam Yes Documentary film about the Indian art form Mohiniyattam

1974 Kanyakumari

1974 Paathiravum Pakalvelichavum

1973 Nirmalayam
Nirmalayam
(The Offering) Yes Based on the story "Pallivalum Kalchilambum" Also produced the film under the banner of Novel Films

1971 Kuttiyedathi

1971 Mappusakshi

1971 Vithukal (Seeds)

1970 Nizhalattam (Shadow Play)

1969 Olavum Theeravum

Based on the story of the same name

1968 Asuravithu

Based on the novel of the same name

1967 Nagarame Nandi

Partially based on the films The Conquerors of the Golden City (1965) and Birds of Exile (1964)[85]

1966 Iruttinte Athmavu

Based on the story of the same name

1966 Pakalkkinavu

1965 Murappennu

— Evideyo Oru Shathru

An incomplete feature film starring Sukumaran
Sukumaran
and Venu Nagavalli. The screenplay was published in Chilla magazine and later released as a book by Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Books. This book has some stills from the movie.

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v t e

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2000–09)

2000

V. K. Aatre Anil Agarwal Ram Narain Agarwal Sharan Rani Backliwal Swami Kalyandev Veerendra Heggade Pavaguda V. Indiresan Wahiduddin Khan B. B. Lal Raghunath Anant Mashelkar H. Y. Sharada Prasad Rajinikanth Begum Aizaz Rasul Radha Reddy Raja Reddy Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya S. Srinivasan Ratan Tata Harbans Singh Wasir

2001

Dev Anand Viswanathan Anand Amitabh Bachchan Rahul Bajaj B. R. Barwale Balasaheb Bharde Boyi Bhimanna Swadesh Chatterjee Baldev Raj Chopra Ashok Desai K. M. George Bhupen Hazarika Lalgudi Jayaraman Yamini Krishnamurthy Shiv K. Kumar Raghunath Mohapatra Arun Netravali Mohan Singh Oberoi Rajendra K. Pachauri Abdul Karim Parekh Amrita Patel Pran Aroon Purie B. V. Raju Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Sundaram Ramakrishnan Chitranjan Singh Ranawat Palle Rama Rao Raj Reddy Kum Uma Sharma L. Subramaniam Naresh Trehan

2002

Gary Ackerman H. P. S. Ahluwalia Prabha Atre Sushantha Kumar Bhattacharyya Chandu Borde Eugene Chelyshev Pravinchandra Varjivan Gandhi Shobha Gurtu Henning Holck-Larsen Zakir Hussain B. K. S. Iyengar Faquir Chand Kohli V. C. Kulandaiswamy Gury Marchuk Jagat Singh Mehta Ismail Merchant Mario Miranda Frank Pallone Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal Natesan Rangabashyam Maharaja Krishna Rasgotra Habib Tanvir Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Nirmal Verma K. J. Yesudas

2003

Teejan Bai Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Prabhu Chawla Herbert Fischer Jamshyd Godrej Coluthur Gopalan K. Parasaran B. Rajam Iyer Shri Krishna Joshi Madurai Narayanan Krishnan Rajinder Kumar Ramesh Kumar Purshotam Lal Sitakant Mahapatra Bagicha Singh Minhas Subhash Mukhopadhyay P. S. Narayanaswamy Arcot Ramachandran Trichur V. Ramachandran Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti T. V. Sankaranarayanan Naseeruddin Shah T. V. R. Shenoy Jagjit Singh Ram Badan Singh Hari Shankar Singhania Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Narayanan Srinivasan Padma Subrahmanyam Swapna Sundari O. V. Vijayan Herbert Alexandrovich Yefremov

2004

Thoppil Varghese Antony Soumitra Chatterjee Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari Gulzar Sardara Singh Johl M. V. Kamath Komal Kothari Yoshirō Mori Gopi Chand Narang Govindarajan Padmanaban Poornima Arvind Pakvasa Vishnu Prabhakar N. Rajam C. H. Hanumantha Rao Thiruvengadam Lakshman Sankar T. N. Seshagopalan Bijoy Nandan Shahi Krishna Srinivas Alarmel Valli

2005

Sardar Anjum Andre Beteille Chandi Prasad Bhatt Tumkur Ramaiya Satish Chandran Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri Yash Chopra Manna Dey Irfan Habib Yusuf Hamied Qurratulain Hyder Tarlochan Singh Kler Anil Kohli Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Mrinal Miri Hari Mohan Brijmohan Lall Munjal M. T. Vasudevan Nair Azim Premji Balraj Puri Syed Mir Qasim A. Ramachandran G. V. Iyer
G. V. Iyer
Ramakrishna V. S. Ramamurthy K.I.Varaprasad Reddy K. Srinath Reddy Girish Chandra Saxena Narasimhiah Seshagiri Mark Tully

2006

Jaiveer Agarwal P. S. Appu Shashi Bhushan Ganga Prasad Birla Grigory Bongard-Levin Lokesh Chandra Chiranjeevi Dinesh Nandini Dalmia Tarun Das Madhav Gadgil A. K. Hangal Devaki Jain Kamleshwar Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Sabri Khan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Shanno Khurana Gunter Kruger P. Leela K. P. P. Nambiar Nandan Nilekani Sai Paranjpye Deepak Parekh M. V. Pylee Subramaniam Ramadorai N. S. Ramaswamy Pavani Parameswara Rao Ramakanta Rath V. Shanta Hira Lall Sibal Billy Arjan Singh Jasjit Singh Vijaypat Singhania K. G. Subramanyan K. K. Talwar Vijay Shankar Vyas Dušan Zbavitel

2007

Javed Akhtar Gabriel Chiramel Ela Gandhi Saroj Ghose V. Mohini Giri Somnath Hore Jamshed Jiji Irani Gurcharan Singh Kalkat N. Mahalingam Prithipal Singh Maini Tyeb Mehta Rajan and Sajan Mishra Rajan and Sajan Mishra Sunil Mittal Ramankutty Nair Gopaldas Neeraj Indra Nooyi Kavalam Narayana Panicker Bhikhu Parekh Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Tapan Raychaudhuri S. H. Raza Jeffrey Sachs Chandra Prasad Saikia L. Z. Sailo Shiv Kumar Sarin Shriram Sharma Manju Sharma T. N. Srinivasan Osamu Suzuki K. T. Thomas

2008

Mian Bashir Ahmed Kaushik Basu Shayama Chona Jagjit Singh
Jagjit Singh
Chopra Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar Chandrashekhar Dasgupta Asis Datta Meghnad Desai Padma Desai Sukh Dev Nirmal Kumar Ganguly B. N. Goswamy Vasant Gowarikar Baba Kalyani K. V. Kamath Inderjit Kaur Ravindra Kelekar Asad Ali Khan Dominique Lapierre D. R. Mehta Shiv Nadar Suresh Kumar Neotia T. K. Oommen K. Padmanabhaiah Vikram Pandit V. Ramachandran Sushil Kumar Saxena Amarnath Sehgal Jasdev Singh Sri Lal Sukla P. Susheela S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan Yuli Vorontsov Sunita Williams Ji Xianlin

2009

Isher Judge Ahluwalia Inderjit Kaur Barthakur Shamshad Begum Abhinav Bindra Shanta Dhananjayan V. P. Dhananjayan Ramachandra Guha Shekhar Gupta Khalid Hameed Minoru Hara Jayakanthan Thomas Kailath Sarvagya Singh Katiyar G. Krishna R. C. Mehta A. Sreedhara Menon S. K. Misra A. M. Naik Satish Nambiar Kunwar Narayan Nagnath Naikwadi Kirit Parikh Sam Pitroda C. K. Prahalad Gurdip Singh Randhawa Brijendra Kumar Rao Bhakta B. Rath C. S. Seshadri V. Ganapati Sthapati Devendra Triguna Sarojini Varadappan

# Posthumous conferral

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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Jnanpith
Jnanpith
Award recipients

1965–1985

G. Sankara Kurup
G. Sankara Kurup
(1965) Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
(1966) Kuvempu
Kuvempu
and Umashankar Joshi
Umashankar Joshi
(1967) Sumitranandan Pant (1968) Firaq Gorakhpuri
Firaq Gorakhpuri
(1969) Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
(1970) Bishnu Dey (1971) Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
(1972) D. R. Bendre
D. R. Bendre
and Gopinath Mohanty
Gopinath Mohanty
(1973) Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (1974) Akilan (1975) Ashapoorna Devi (1976) K. Shivaram Karanth
K. Shivaram Karanth
(1977) Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1978) Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1979) S. K. Pottekkatt
S. K. Pottekkatt
(1980) Amrita Pritam (1981) Mahadevi Varma
Mahadevi Varma
(1982) Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
(1983) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
(1984) Pannalal Patel
Pannalal Patel
(1985)

1986–2000

Sachidananda Routray (1986) Kusumagraj
Kusumagraj
(1987) C. Narayana Reddy
C. Narayana Reddy
(1988) Qurratulain Hyder
Qurratulain Hyder
(1989) Vinayaka Krishna Gokak
Vinayaka Krishna Gokak
(1990) Subhas Mukhopadhyay (1991) Naresh Mehta (1992) Sitakant Mahapatra
Sitakant Mahapatra
(1993) U. R. Ananthamurthy
U. R. Ananthamurthy
(1994) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1995) Mahasweta Devi
Mahasweta Devi
(1996) Ali Sardar Jafri (1997) Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
(1998) Gurdial Singh and Nirmal Verma (1999) Mamoni Raisom Goswami
Mamoni Raisom Goswami
(2000)

2001–present

Rajendra Shah
Rajendra Shah
(2001) Jayakanthan
Jayakanthan
(2002) Vinda Karandikar (2003) Rehman Rahi (2004) Kunwar Narayan (2005) Ravindra Kelekar
Ravindra Kelekar
and Satya Vrat Shastri
Satya Vrat Shastri
(2006) O. N. V. Kurup
O. N. V. Kurup
(2007) Akhlaq Mohammed Khan (2008) Amarkant
Amarkant
and Sri Lal Sukla (2009) Chandrashekhara Kambara
Chandrashekhara Kambara
(2010) Pratibha Ray
Pratibha Ray
(2011) Ravuri Bharadhwaja (2012) Kedarnath Singh (2013) Bhalchandra Nemade (2014) Raghuveer Chaudhari
Raghuveer Chaudhari
(2015) Shankha Ghosh
Shankha Ghosh
(2016) Krishna Sobti
Krishna Sobti
(2017)

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Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Malayalam
Malayalam
language

1955-1975

R. Narayana Panikkar (1955) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
(1957) K. P. Kesava Menon
K. P. Kesava Menon
(1958) Uroob
Uroob
(1960) G. Sankara Kurup
G. Sankara Kurup
(1963) P. Kesavadev
Kesavadev
(1964) Balamani Amma
Balamani Amma
(1965) Kuttikrishna Marar
Kuttikrishna Marar
(1966) P. Kunhiraman Nair
Nair
(1967) Edasseri Govindan Nair
Nair
(1969) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1970) Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
(1971) S. K. Pottekkatt
S. K. Pottekkatt
(1972) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
(1973) Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup
Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup
(1974) O. N. V. Kurup
O. N. V. Kurup
(1975)

1976-2000

Cherukad
Cherukad
(1976) Lalithambika Antharjanam
Lalithambika Antharjanam
(1977) Sugathakumari
Sugathakumari
(1978) N. V. Krishna Warrier
N. V. Krishna Warrier
(1979) Punathil Kunjabdulla
Punathil Kunjabdulla
(1980) Vilasini (1981) V. K. N.
V. K. N.
(1982) S. Guptan Nair
Nair
(1983) Ayyappa Paniker
Ayyappa Paniker
(1984) Sukumar Azhikode
Sukumar Azhikode
(1985) M. Leelavathy
M. Leelavathy
(1986) N. Krishna Pillai
N. Krishna Pillai
(1987) C. Radhakrishnan
C. Radhakrishnan
(1988) Olappamanna
Olappamanna
(1989) O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
(1990) M. P. Sankunni Nair
Nair
(1991) M. Mukundan
M. Mukundan
(1992) N. P. Mohammed
N. P. Mohammed
(1993) Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
(1994) Thikkodiyan
Thikkodiyan
(1995) T. Padmanabhan
T. Padmanabhan
(1996) Anand (1997) Kovilan
Kovilan
(1998) C. V. Sreeraman
C. V. Sreeraman
(1999) R. Ramachandran
R. Ramachandran
(2000)

2001-present

Attoor Ravi Varma
Attoor Ravi Varma
(2001) K. G. Sankara Pillai
K. G. Sankara Pillai
(2002) Sara Joseph (2003) Zacharia (2004) Kakkanadan
Kakkanadan
(2005) M. Sukumaran
Sukumaran
(2006) Sethu (2007) K. P. Appan
K. P. Appan
(2008) U. A. Khader
U. A. Khader
(2009) M. P. Veerendra Kumar
M. P. Veerendra Kumar
(2010) M. K. Sanu
M. K. Sanu
(2011) K. Satchidanandan
K. Satchidanandan
(2012) M. N. Paloor
M. N. Paloor
(2013) Subhash Chandran
Subhash Chandran
(2014) K. R. Meera
K. R. Meera
(2015) Prabha Varma
Prabha Varma
(2016)

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Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
fellows

1968–1980

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(1968) D. R. Bendre, Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, Sumitranandan Pant, C. Rajagopalachari (1969) Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar, Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
(1970) Kaka Kalelkar, Gopinath Kaviraj, Gurbaksh Singh, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi (1971) Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Mangharam Udharam Malkani, Nilmoni Phukan, Vasudev Vishnu Mirashi, Sukumar Sen, V. R. Trivedi (1973) T. P. Meenakshisundaram (1975) Atmaram Ravaji Deshpande, Jainendra Kumar, Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa 'Kuvempu', V. Raghavan, Mahadevi Varma
Mahadevi Varma
(1979)

1981–2000

Umashankar Joshi, K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar, K. Shivaram Karanth
K. Shivaram Karanth
(1985) Mulk Raj Anand, Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Laxmanshastri Balaji Joshi, Amritlal Nagar, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Annada Shankar Ray (1989) Nagarjun, Balamani Amma, Ashapoorna Devi, Qurratulain Hyder, Vishnu Bhikaji Kolte, Kanhu Charan Mohanty, P. T. Narasimhachar, R. K. Narayan, Harbhajan Singh (1994) Jayakanthan, Vinda Karandikar, Vidya Niwas Mishra, Subhash Mukhopadhyay, Raja Rao, Sachidananda Routray, Krishna Sobti
Krishna Sobti
(1996) Syed Abdul Malik, K. S. Narasimhaswamy, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Rajendra Shah, Ram Vilas Sharma, N. Khelchandra Singh (1999) Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar, Rehman Rahi (2000)

2001–present

Ram Nath Shastri (2001) Kaifi Azmi, Govind Chandra Pande, Nilamani Phookan, Bhisham Sahni (2002) Kovilan, U. R. Ananthamurthy, Vijaydan Detha, Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Amrita Pritam, Shankha Ghosh, Nirmal Verma (2004) Manoj Das, Vishnu Prabhakar (2006) Anita Desai, Kartar Singh Duggal, Ravindra Kelekar
Ravindra Kelekar
(2007) Gopi Chand Narang, Ramakanta Rath (2009) Chandranath Mishra Amar, Kunwar Narayan, Bholabhai Patel, Kedarnath Singh, Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh
(2010) Raghuveer Chaudhari, Arjan Hasid, Sitakant Mahapatra, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Asit Rai, Satya Vrat Shastri
Satya Vrat Shastri
(2013) Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, C. Narayana Reddy
C. Narayana Reddy
(2014) Nirendranath Chakravarty, Gurdial Singh (2016)

Honorary Fellows

Léopold Sédar Senghor
Léopold Sédar Senghor
(1974) Edward C. Dimock, Jr., Daniel H. H. Ingalls Sr., Kamil Zvelebil, Ji Xianlin (1996) Vassilis Vitsaxis, Eugene Chelyshev
Eugene Chelyshev
(2002) Ronald E. Asher (2007) Abhimanyu Unnuth (2013)

Premchand Fellowship

Intizar Hussain (2005)

Ananda Coomaraswamy Fellowship

Senake Bandaranayake, Chie Nakane, Azad N. Shamatov (1996)

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Recipients of Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
(1993) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
(1994) Balamani Amma
Balamani Amma
(1995) K. M. George (1996) Ponkunnam Varkey (1997) M. P. Appan
M. P. Appan
(1998) K. P. Narayana Pisharody (1999) Pala Narayanan Nair
Nair
(2000) O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
(2001) Kamala Surayya
Kamala Surayya
(2002) T. Padmanabhan
T. Padmanabhan
(2003) Sukumar Azhikode
Sukumar Azhikode
(2004) S. Guptan Nair
Nair
(2005) Kovilan
Kovilan
(2006) O. N. V. Kurup
O. N. V. Kurup
(2007) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
(2008) Sugathakumari
Sugathakumari
(2009) M. Leelavathy
M. Leelavathy
(2010) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(2011) Attoor Ravi Varma
Attoor Ravi Varma
(2012) M. K. Sanu
M. K. Sanu
(2013) Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
(2014) Puthussery Ramachandran
Puthussery Ramachandran
(2015)

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National Film Award for Best Screenplay

1967–1980

S. L. Puram Sadanandan (1967) Pandit Anand Kumar (1968) Puttanna Kanagal
Puttanna Kanagal
(1969) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1970) Tapan Sinha (1971) Gulzar
Gulzar
(1972) Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen
and Ashish Burman (1973) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1974) No Award (1975) Vijay Tendulkar
Vijay Tendulkar
(1976) Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
(1977) T. S. Ranga and T. S. Nagabharana
T. S. Nagabharana
(1978) Sai Paranjpye (1979) Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen
(1980)

1981–2000

K. Balachander
K. Balachander
(1981) Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen
(1982) G. V. Iyer
G. V. Iyer
(1983) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1984) Bhabendra Nath Saikia (1985) Budhdhadeb Dasgupta (1986) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1987) Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
(1988) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1989) K. S. Sethumadhavan (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1991) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1992) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1993) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1994) Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Saeed Akhtar Mirza
and Ashok Mishra (1995) Agathiyan
Agathiyan
(1996) Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh
(1997) Ashok Mishra (1998) Madampu Kunjukuttan
Madampu Kunjukuttan
(1999) Bharathiraja (2000)

2001–present

Neelakanta (2001) Aparna Sen
Aparna Sen
(2002) Goutam Ghose
Goutam Ghose
(2003) Manoj Tyagi and Nina Arora (2004) Prakash Jha, Manoj Tyagi and Shridhar Raghavan (2005) Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
and Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
(2006) Feroz Abbas Khan (2007) Sachin Kundalkar
Sachin Kundalkar
(2008)

Original

P. F. Mathews
P. F. Mathews
and Harikrishna (2009) Vetrimaaran
Vetrimaaran
(2010) Nitish Tiwary, Vikas Bahl
Vikas Bahl
and Vijay Maurya (2011) Sujoy Ghosh
Sujoy Ghosh
(2012) P. Sheshadri
P. Sheshadri
(2013) Srijit Mukherji (2014) Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma (2015) Syam Pushkaran
Syam Pushkaran
(2016)

Adapted

Gopal Krishan Pai and Girish Kasaravalli
Girish Kasaravalli
(2009) Anant Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan
and Sanjay Pawar (2010) Avinash Deshpande Nigdi (2011) Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla (2012) Panchakshari (2013) Joshy Mangalath
Joshy Mangalath
(2014) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2015) Sanjay Krishnaji Patil (2016)

Dialogues

Pandiraj
Pandiraj
(2009) Sanjay Pawar (2010) Girish Kulkarni
Girish Kulkarni
(2011) Anjali Menon
Anjali Menon
(2012) Sumitra Bhave (2013) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2014) Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma (2015) Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam (2016)

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran
Sukumaran
Nair
Nair
(1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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Malayalam
Malayalam
literature

Organizations

Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi

Literary Awards

Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram Edasseri Award Ezhuthachan Puraskaram Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Biography and Autobiography Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Children's Literature Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Drama Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Humour Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Literary Criticism Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Miscellaneous Works Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Novel Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Overall Contributions Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Poetry Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Scholarly Literature Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Story Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Translation Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Travelogue Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi
Literary Award Muttathu Varkey Award O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
Sahitya Puraskaram Odakkuzhal Award Padmarajan
Padmarajan
Award Vallathol
Vallathol
Award Vayalar Award

Fiction writers

Akbar Kakkattil Anand Appu Nedungadi Ashitha Ashtamoorthi K V B. M. Suhara B. Sandhya C. Radhakrishnan C. V. Balakrishnan C. V. Raman Pillai C. V. Sreeraman Chandramathi Cherukad E. Harikumar E. Vasu G. R. Indugopan George Onakkoor Gracy I. K. K. Menon John Abraham Jose Panachippuram Joy J. Kaimaparamban K. J. Baby K. L. Mohana Varma K. N. Ezhuthachan K. P. Nirmal Kumar K. P. Ramanunni K. R. Meera K. Rekha K. Surendran K.P Joseph Kalarickal Kainikkara Padmanabha Pillai Kakkanadan Kamala Surayya Kanam EJ Karazhmakaran Gopali Karur Neelakanta Pillai Khadija Mumtaz Kottayam Pushpanath Kovilan Lalithambika Antharjanam M. Mukundan M. Sukumaran M. T. Vasudevan Nair Madampu Kunjukuttan Madhupal Malayath Appunni Malayattoor Ramakrishnan Mallika Yunis Muttathu Varkey N. Mohanan N. N. Pisharody N. P. Chellappan Nair N. P. Mohammed N. S. Madhavan Nandanar Narayan O. V. Vijayan Omchery N. N. Pillai Oyyarathu Chandu Menon P. Ayyaneth P. F. Mathews P. K. Balakrishnan P. Kesavadev P. Surendran P. Valsala Padmarajan Pamman Parappurath Pattathuvila Karunakaran Paul Chirakkarode Paul Zacharia Perumbadavam Sreedharan Ponkunnam Varkey Punathil Kunjabdulla Raghunath Paleri S. K. Pottekkatt Sankar Santhosh Echikkanam Sarah Joseph Sarah Thomas Sethu Shihabuddin Poythumkadavu Sohanlal Sreekrishnapuram Krishnankutty Subhash Chandran T. P. Rajeevan T. Padmanabhan T. V. Kochubava T. V. Varkey Tatapuram Sukumaran Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thikkodiyan U. A. Khader U. K. Kumaran Unnikrishnan Puthur Unnikrishnan Thiruvazhiyode Uroob V. K. N. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Vallachira Madhavan Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar Vilasini

Poets

A. Ayyappan A. C. Sreehari Akkitham Attoor Ravi Varma Balachandran Chullikkadu Bodheswaran Chandiroor Divakaran Changampuzha Krishna Pillai Cherusseri Namboothiri D. Vinayachandran Edappalli Raghavan Pillai Edasseri Govindan Nair G. Shankara Kurup Irayimman Thampi K. Ayyappa Panicker K. C. Kesava Pillai Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan Kattakayam Cherian Mappillai Kavitha Balakrishnan Kumaran Asan Kunchan Nambiar Kureepuzha Sreekumar Lalitha Lenin M. Govindan M. P. Appan M.S. Banesh Manoj Kuroor Mohanakrishnan Kaladi N. V. Krishna Warrier Nellikkal Muraleedharan Niranam poets O. N. V. Kurup Olappamanna
Olappamanna
Subramanian Namboothirippad P. Kunhiraman Nair P. P. Ramachandran Pala Narayanan Nair Poonthanam Namboothiri Punaloor Balan Puthussery Ramachandran S. Joseph Satchidanandan Satyan Madakkara Sugathakumari Thirunalloor Karunakaran Tholan Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer Unnayi Warrier V. Madhusoodanan Nair V. M. Girija Vallathol
Vallathol
Narayana Menon Vayalar Ramavarma Veerankutty Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup Vijayalakshmi Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon

Children's literature

Sumangala Shebaly Sippy Pallippuram

Essayists/Critics

C. S. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundasseri K. M. Daniel K. P. Appan K. Damodaran Kesari Balakrishna Pillai Kozhikodan Kuttikrishna Marar M. K. Sanu M. Krishnan Nair
Nair
(author) M. Leelavathy M. N. Vijayan M. P. Paul M.R. Chandrasekharan Narendra Prasad S. Guptan Nair S. Rajasekharan Sanjayan Sukumar Azhikode V. C. Sreejan Vijayakrishnan

Scholars and Grammarians

A. R. Raja Raja Varma Arnos Paathiri Hermann Gundert Jyesthadevan Kerala
Kerala
Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran Kottarathil Sankunni Krishna Chaithanya

Translators

Leela Devi M. K. Kumaran M. N. Sathyaardhi N. K. Damodaran Nileena Abraham

Genre

Champukkal Kilippattu Manipravalam Vadakkan Pattukal Venmani School

Novels

Aalahayude Penmakkal Aalohari Anandam Aarachaar Anal Haq Anargha Nimisham Anuragathinte Dinangal Agnisakshi Ara Nazhika Neram Arabi Ponnu Arohanam Asuravithu Avakasikal Ayussinte Pusthakam Balyakalasakhi Barsa Chemmeen Cheviyorkkuka! Anthimakahalam Delhi Gadhakal Ente Katha Ente Thankam Francis Itty Cora Goat Days God's Mischief Gurusagaram Indulekha Kaalam Kayar Kesavan's Lamentations Khasakkinte Itihasam Kocharethi Kundalatha Manju (novel) Manushyanu Oru Aamukham Maoist Maranathinte Nizhalil Marthandavarma Mathilukal Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil Mucheettukalikkarante Makal Muthassi Naadan Premam Naalukettu Nakshathrangale Kaaval Ntuppuppakkoranendarnnu Odayil Ninnu Ormayude Arakal Oru Desathinte Katha Oru Sankeerthanam Pole Oru Theruvinte Katha Othappu Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha Pathummayude Aadu Peruvazhiyambalam Ponni Poopoloral Pravasam Premalekhanam Randamoozham Randidangazhi Rathinirvedam Sarada Shabdangal Smarakasilakal Sufi Paranja Katha Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum Thottiyude Makan Ummachu Vasanavikriti Verukal Viddikalude Swargam Visappu Yakshi Yanthram

Treatises

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Padma Award winners of Kerala

Padma Vibhushan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan E. C. George Sudarshan E. Sreedharan G. Madhavan Nair John Mathai K. N. Raj K. R. Ramanathan K. Shankar Pillai Kottayan Katankot Venugopal M. S. Valiathan N. R. Pillai O. N. V. Kurup V. K. Krishna Menon V. R. Krishna Iyer Verghese Kurien K. J. Yesudas

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(Male)

A. C. N. Nambiar Ammannur Madhava Chakyar A. Ramachandran A. Sreedhara Menon C. P. Krishnan Nair Chembai E. C. George Sudarshan Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss G. Madhavan Nair G. Sankara Kurup Gabriel Chiramel George Joseph (scientist) Guru Kunchu Kurup Jacob Chandy K. G. Subramanyan K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mathew K. P. Kesava Menon K. P. P. Nambiar K. P. S. Menon (senior) K. R. Ramanathan K. Radhakrishnan K. Sankaran Nair K. Shankar Pillai K. Sukumaran K. T. Thomas (Justice) Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kavalam Narayana Panicker Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kuzhur Narayana Marar M. S. Valiathan M. T. Vasudevan Nair M. V. Pylee Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai O. V. Vijayan P. K. Warrier Palghat Mani Iyer Pothan Joseph Prem Nazir Raghavan Thirumulpad Ramankutty Nair Satish Nambiar
Satish Nambiar
# T. J. S. George T. K. Oommen T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* T. V. Gopalakrishnan T. V. R. Shenoy Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thayil John Cherian Thomas Kailath
Thomas Kailath
# Trichur V. Ramachandran V. K. Narayana Menon Vainu Bappu
Vainu Bappu
# Vallathol
Vallathol
Narayana Menon Verghese Kurien

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(Female)

Balamani Amma Lakshmi N. Menon P. Leela Tara Cherian #

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(Male)

A. Marthanda Pillai A. Sivathanu Pillai Adoor Gopalakrishnan Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Antony Padiyara Ayyappa Paniker Azad Moopen B. Paul Thaliath B. Ravi Pillai Balachandra Menon C. G. Krishnadas Nair Cheril Krishna Menon E. Sreedharan Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis G. Aravindan G. Shankar G. Vijayaraghavan Gopinath Pillai J. Hareendran Nair Jayaram Jose Chacko Periappuram K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mammen Mappillai K. P. Haridas K. P. Udayabhanu K. Raghavan K. Ravindran Nair K. Shankar Pillai Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kandathil Mammen Philip Kavungal Chathunni Panicker Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kunnenkeril K. Jacob Kurian John Melamparambil Kuzhivelil Mathew Laurie Baker ! Madhavan Chandradathan (M.C.Dathan) M. A. Yousuf Ali M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
# M. Krishnan Nair
Nair
(doctor) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
# M. R. Kurup M. S. Valiathan M. Vijayan Madhu (actor) Mammen Mathew Mammootty Mani Madhava Chakyar Mathew Kalarickal Mattannoor Sankarankutty Mitraniketan Viswanathan Mohanlal N. Balakrishnan Nair N. Kesava Panikkar N. R. Madhava Menon Narayana Panicker Kochupillai Neyyattinkara Vasudevan O. N. V. Kurup P. Gopinathan P. K. Narayanan Nambiar P. K. Rajagopalan P. K. Warrier P. Parameswaran Paul Pothen Perakath Verghese Benjamin Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Philip Augustine Prem Nazir Priyadarshan Pucadyil Ittoop John Puthenpurayil Mathew Joseph R. Marthanda Varma R. K. Krishna Kumar Rajagopalan Krishnan Resul Pookutty Shaji N. Karun Sooranad Kunjan Pillai Stanley John Sunny Varkey T. K. Alex T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* Thayil John Cherian Thikkurissy Sukumaran
Sukumaran
Nair Thilakan Thomas Kunnunkal Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Vellayani Arjunan Verghese Kurien Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(Female)

Achamma Mathai Anju Bobby George Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Dipika Pallikal Karthik
# K. M. Beenamol K. S. Chithra Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Kalamandalam Satyabhama Leela Omchery Lucy Oommen M. D. Valsamma M. Leelavathy M. Subhadra Nair Mary Poonen Lukose Mary Verghese P. T. Usha Pepita Seth ! Rachel Thomas (skydiver) Shiny Abraham Shobana Sudha Varghese Sugathakumari Sukumari Thangam Philip Usha Uthup Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
*

(*)By birth - (#)By ethnicity - (!)By domicile

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Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Director

1969–1980

A. Vincent (1969) K. S. Sethumadhavan (1970-1972) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(1973) G. Aravindan (1974) P. A. Backer (1975) T. Rajeevnath (1976) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1977) G. Aravindan (1978-1979) K. S. Sethumadhavan (1980)

1981–2000

G. Aravindan (1981) Bharathan
Bharathan
(1982) Fazil (1983) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1984) G. Aravindan (1985-1986) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1987) K. P. Kumaran (1988) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
(1989) G. Aravindan (1990) Kamal (1991) Hariharan (1992) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1993) Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun
(1994) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1995) Jayaraj (1996) T. V. Chandran
T. V. Chandran
(1997) Shyamaprasad
Shyamaprasad
(1998) Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun
(1999) M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Nair
(2000)

2001–present

T. V. Chandran
T. V. Chandran
(2001) Sibi Malayil
Sibi Malayil
(2003) Shyamaprasad
Shyamaprasad
(2004) Blessy
Blessy
(2005) Lenin Rajendran
Lenin Rajendran
(2006) M. G. Sasi
M. G. Sasi
(2007) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(2008) Hariharan (2009) Shyamaprasad
Shyamaprasad
(2010) Blessy
Blessy
(2011) Lal Jose
Lal Jose
(2012) Shyamaprasad
Shyamaprasad
(2013) Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
(2014) Martin Prakkat (2015) Vidhu Vincent
Vidhu Vincent
(2016)

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