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Remembering Malayalam columnist and short story writer MP Narayana Pillai

DNMUM306048 | 5/17/2014 | Author : dna | WC :697



Borivli: On May 19, it will be 16 years of the death of MP Narayana Pillai, fondly called by his friends as Nanappan, who was the kulapathi of Malayalam literary world.
Pillai, who was very popular for his columns in Malayalam newspapers and weeklies, was a resident of Jeevan Bima Nagar, near Shanti Ashram of Borivli (W).
Pillai, who was also a prolific short story writer, died of heart attack when he was 59. His short stories, Yathrakidayil (during a journey) and Murugan Enna Pambatti (Murugan — the snake charmer) are till date considered to be classic short stories of Malayalam.
After graduating in agricultural science from the Banaras Hindu University, Pillai, who was from Pulluvazhy near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of K
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