M. N. Sathyaardhi

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M.N. Sathyardhi (1913-1998) was a famous writer and freedom fighter from Kerala, India. He was born on April 13, 1913 in Lahore in Punjab. His father was a Malayali working in the Punjab government service. After Intermediate studies he joined National College, Lahore but could not complete his studies due to his involvement in the freedom struggle. In 1928 he was arrested in connection with Anders assassination case and was exiled to India.He reached Calcutta where he met Bhagat Singh and became a member of Hindustan Socialist Republic Association.He had to go underground to escape arrest and he reached Punjab where he was associated with Anusheelan Samithi an extremist organisation.He spent two years there and got armed training from the organisation.Following the assassination of the then Governor of Punjab he was again arrested and sentenced for rigorous imprisonment.During his jaillife he took his Honors in Urdu language. While being taken to the prison in Andamanshe escaped police custody and went underground.He was actively involved in the activities of the Communist Party of India. In 1946 he joined a journal named Progressive Papers Ltd. and in 1947 following the partition of India he came to India as a refugee. In addition to Malayalam and English he was proficient in Hindi, Punjabi,Urdu, Bengali and Persian languages. In 1958 he came to Kerala and settled in Kozhikode. He got Kerala Sahitya Academy award for his work on India's freedom struggle, 'Swathanthrya samaram'in 1989 and for lifetime contribution in 1996. He died on July 4, 1998.[1][2]


  • Vilaykku vaangam
  • Prabhukkalum Bhrutyarum
  • Jahannara
  • Begum Mary Biswas
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Netajiyude Balyam
  • Chourangi
  • Agneeswaran
  • Nellinte Geetham
  • Mushinja Pudava
  • Muyalinte Lokam
  • Padma Meghna
  • Rakthasakshikal
  • Navika kalapathile Idimuzhakkam


  1. ^ Akhilavijnanakosam; D.C.Books; Kottayam
  2. ^ Sahithyakara Directory ; Kerala Sahithya Academy,Thrissur