N. P. Mohammed

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N. P. Mohammed (1 July 1929 - 3 January 2003), popularly known by his initials N.P., was a Malayalam novelist and short story writer from Kerala state, South India.[1] He, along with his contemporaries like M. T. Vasudevan Nair, O. V. Vijayan, Kakkanadan, and Kamala Das ushered in a modernist movement in Malayalam fiction in the late 1950s.[2] During his long literary career NP served as the President of Kerala Sahitya Akademi.[3] His novel Daivathinte Kannu won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) in 1993.[4] Malayalam writer and academic N. P. Hafiz Mohamad is the son of N. P. Mohammed.