N. Krishna Pillai - A malayalam dramatist and critic


Professor N. Krishna Pillai, popularly known as Kerala Ibsen is a prominent dramatist who gave a new outlook to Malayalam Drama. In the below article I have mentioned in detail about his life, work and his contributions to Malayalam language and drama.

Early Life


Professor N. Krishna Pillai was born on 22nd September 1916 in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala. His father is Late Kakkattu Matom Kesavar, a Brahmin and his mother was Chekkalavilakam Parvathy Amma, a Nair by birth. He had two sibilings - Kochukrishnana and Omana Amma. His actual name in childhood was Balakrishnan. His elder brother Kochukrishnan died at a very young age itself, after that his parents renamed Professor as Kochukrishnan. That is how later he became prof. N Krishna Pillai. His father died at the age of 33. After that he settled at his house "Nandanam" in Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram.

Prof. N. Krishna Pillai did his entire education in various parts of Trivandrum district itself. He started his career as a high school teacher in Shivagiri. He has worked as a lecturer in Thiruvananthapuram University College and as a Professor in Govt. Brannan College,Thalasseri, University College and in Sree Vidyadiraja Institute of Post Graduate Studies. He was a visiting professor in Kerala University as well. From 1971-1974 Prof. N. Krishna Pillai was the president of Sahitya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangham.

Married Life


Professor N. Krishna Pillai got married to Sarswathi Kunjamma(1919-2004) daughter of Prabhakaran Pandarathil, Arkanoor and Kalyani Amma, Azhakath. They were blessed with five children - Sahithy, Kala, Hari, Madhuri and Nandini.

Main works of Prof. N. Krishna Pillai


  • Anuranjanam

  • Balabalam

  • Bhagna-Bhavanam

  • Kanyaka

  • Kutathile vilakku

  • Mutakkumutal


Awards & Recognitions


He had won many awards for his drama, literary works and critics. Some of the main awards awards received by him are listed below.
  1. He won the Sahithya Academy Award, Father Abraham Vadakkel Award, Vayalar Rama Varma Award and C.V. Sahitya Puraskaran for his Literary criticism "Prathipathram Bhashanabhedam" in 1987.

  2. Kerala Sahitya Academy for the best drama in 1956 (Azhimukhathekku).

  3. Odakkuzhal Award for his book - Thiranjedutha Prabhandhangal.

  4. In 1973 he got the best dramatist award from Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy and in 1978 from Central Sangeetha Nataka Academy.

  5. Kerala Sahitya Akademi Silver jubilee Award for the best literary work Kairaliyude Katha.

  6. Sahitya Pravarthaka Award for the best drama Kudathille Vilakku in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

  7. Fellowship of Kerala Sahitya Akademy (1978)


Prof.N Krishna Pillai Foundation


Prof.N Krishna Pillai Foundation is an institution/cultural organization which was set up in remembrance of the great doyen of Malayalam Literature - Prof. N. Krishna Pillai. The chairman of this foundation is Prof. O.N.V. Kurup and Dr. Ezhumattoor Raja Raja Varma is the secretary. The foundation was established to promote literature and to arrange seminars in memory of Prof. N. Krishna Pillai and to stage dramas.

Address
Prof. N. Krishna Pillai Smaraka Samkrithi Kendram,
Nandavanam,Palayam,
Pin - 695033
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala - India

Death


Professor N. Krishna Pillai passed away on 10th July 1988 at Sree Chitra Medical Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.


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