M. T. Vasudevan Nair

Film director

1933 –

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Who is M. T. Vasudevan Nair?

Madathil Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair, popularly known as MT, is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director. He was born in Kudallur, a small village in the present day Palakkad district, which was under the Malabar District in the Madras Presidency of the British Raj. He is one of the most prolific and versatile writers in modern Malayalam literature. 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 literature. His three seminal novels on life in the matriarchal family in Kerala are Naalukettu, Asuravithu, and Kaalam. In 2005, India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan was awarded to him. He was awarded the highest literary award in India, Jnanpith, for his overall contribution to Malayalam literature. His novel Randamoozham is widely credited as his masterpiece.

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Born
Jul 15, 1933
Kudallur
Also known as
  • Madathil Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair
  • M.T.
  • MT
  • Madathu Thekepattu Vasudevan Nair
  • Madath Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair
  • M.T. Vasudevan Nair
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Spouses
Nationality
  • India
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Education
  • Government Victoria College, Palakkad

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on July 23, 2013

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