P. R. Nathan

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Who is P. R. Nathan?

Payyanat Ravindra Nathan better known by his pen name P.R.Nathan is a novelist, screenplay writer, dramatist, actor,short story writer, travalogue writer and speaker from Kerala, India. He is knowledgeable about Malayalam literature, Hindu epics, and Puranas. His book Vaayikenda oru Pusthakam was selected for the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Bala Sahithya Award instituted by the Gramam Samskarika Vedi. He was born in Kizhayoor, a small village in Pattambi. He was born as the elder son of Prabhakara Menon, a drawing teacher and Sarojiniamma, a music teacher.He took graduation in telecommunication Engineering and was employed in Provident Fund organisation of India. He resigned from the office to concentrate on his literature works and travelling. He was a member of academy of music dance and drama and has been a member of many award juries.

His literature works was prescribed in many universities. He has wrote around hundred radio dramas also. His book Kanyakumari Muthal Himalayam Vare, so far his most famous work is written based on his travels to various parts of India. The book received huge critical acclaim. He has been delivering daily lectures on moral science using anecdotes on Amrita TV on the TV shows Dhanyamee Dinam and Udayamritham for 8 years. He has written 16 novels,around 500 shortstories, screenplays, dramas. He has received 22 awards in various fields of literature. His works implies the philosophical view of practical life. He is famous for his philosophical works which at the same time satisfies the rationalist thoughts. He has recently acted in a malayalam film Mizhi .He now resides at Kozhikode with wife Vijayalakshmi.

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