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About the Author
Ootupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan, born in 1930, was an Indian writer and cartoonist. He has been one of the most important literary figures of the Malayalam language.
The author has written novels, essays, short stories, memoirs, and cartoons. Some of his short stories are Kattu Paranja Katha, Vargasamaram Swathwam, Andhanum Akalangal Kaanunnavanum, and Khoshayathrayil Thaniye.
The author studied at Victoria College in Palakkad, and then completed his Master s in English Literature from Presidency College. Vijayan s works have been published in the Far Eastern Economic Review and The Statesman. In 1990, the author was given the Sahitya Akademi Award, as well as the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. He became the recipient of the Mathrubhumi Sahitya Award in 2004. Vijayan passed away in 2005, after battling Parkinson's Disease for twenty years.
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