E. V. Krishna Pillai
|E. V. Krishna Pillai|
|Born||14 September 1894
Kunnathur, Kollam, Kerala, India,
|Died||30 March 1938
|Occupation||Writer, Humorist, Satirist|
|Children||Ramachandran Nair (Chandraji), Adoor Bhasi, Padmanabhan Nair (Pappan), Omana Amma, Rajalakshmi Amma, Sankaran Nair, Krishnan Nair|
E. V. Krishna Pillai was born on 14 September 1894 at Kunnathur Taluk of Kollam District in Kerala, India to Pappu Pillai and Karthyayani Amma.
After completing his schooling at Kunnathur, Krishna Pillai went on to graduate in Arts and Law and started his career as a government servant. He married Maheswari Amma, the youngest daughter of eminent writer, C. V. Raman Pillai. The couple had five famous sons, three of them famous in their careers, and two daughters. Chandraji, the eldest, was a known film actor, the second son, Adoor Bhasi, widely considered to be one of the greatest comedians of Malayalam Cinema and the youngest, Padmanabhan Nair (Pappan), a known journalist and the writer of popular cartoon, Kunchu Kurup.
Later, he took up the positions as Editor of publications such as Malayali and Malayala Manorama. Pillai during this period, shifted his residence to Peringanad, near Adoor in erstwhile Travancore state. He also served as a member of the Sree Moolam Popular Assembly of Travancore.
He was known to be a multitalented personality and excelled as an advocate, Member of Legislative Assembly, editor and writer. During his short life, he wrote comedies, dramas, short stories and an autobiography. He was also a columnist and a caricaturist. He was an eminent satirist and an expert in the field of comedy.
Krishna Pillai died on 30 March 1938 at the age of 43.
The E. V. Krishna Pillai Smaraka Sahitya Award has been instituted in his honour by Piravi Samskarika Samithi.
Hasya Krithikal (comedy)
|1||M L C Kadhakal|
|4||E. V. Kadhakal|
Naatakangalum Prahasanangalum (drama and farce)
|8||B. A. Mayavi|
|1||Jeevithasmaranakal (2 bhaagangal)|
Cherukadha (short story)
|1||Kelee Soudhum (4 bhaagangal)|
Prabandha Samahaaram (collection of essays)
Baala Saahithyam (children's literature)
E. V also co-authored books like Veeramahathwam with A. Sankara Pillai, Gaandhi Kaalam Onapaattu with C. V. KunjuRaaman.