Born in Moovattupuzha, Kerala, South India. Professor and Head of the Department of Malayalam at Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram for over three decades.
Former Director of the State Institute of Children’s Literature, State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications, State Literacy Council and the First Non-official Chairman of the State Resource Centre.
Architect of the Bala Kairali Encyclopedia for children for which awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award.
The other Awards received :
The Award for the Best Research Thesis submitted in the Indian Universities in the field of Art and Literature.
The Kerala Sahitya Academy Award twice for novel, ‘Illam’ and travelogue, ‘Adarunna Akasam’. The Euro-American Expatriate Award for the outstanding Indian writer. Indira Gandhi Centaury Award. Mother Theresa Award. Abudhabi Malayali Samajam Award. Kesava Dev Birth Centenary Award. The Milan Award (U.S.A.). Thakazhi Award. Basheer Award. C. Achutha Menon Award. Malayattoor Award. Ettumanoor Somadasan Award. Ezhuthachan Bhasha Puraskaram. K.C.B.C. Award. Keralashri Award. The prestigious ‘SBT Suvarna Mudra’ etc. etc..
Honoured by the Govt. of Kerala for the Unique Contribution to Language and Literature.
Author of 45 books, Novels, Short Stories, Literary Criticism, Biography, Children’s books etc.
Autobiography, ‘Hrudaya Ragangal’ published recently.
The ‘Oolkadal’, the first Campus Novel and Movie. ‘Kalthamara’
(Orchid) prescribed as text book at the Clerk Atlanta University, Georgia U.S.A.
‘Illam’, ‘Akale Akasam’ and ‘Pranaya Thazhvarayile Devadaru’ are prescribed as text books in School and College carriculam.
Contributed story and screen play for Nine Feature Films. The film ‘Yamanam’ based on the novel, ‘Kamana’ received the Indira Gandhi National Award for the socially relevant thematic content.
Presented Research Papers in National and International Seminars. Research Guide in Universities and produced Fifteen Research Thesis.
Widely travelled in Asia, Africa, Europe and United States of America.