N. P. Chellappan Nair

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N. P. Chellappan Nair (1903 - 1972) was a playwright and short story writer from Kerala, India. He concentrated on social comedy of manners. Of his 200 stories, thirty-one have been published in a separate volume.[1] He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Drama in 1961 for the play Iblisukalude Naattil.[2]

N. P. lived in Mavelikkara.

Works[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • Pranaya Jambavan (1938)
  • Lady Doctor (1940)
  • Minnal Pranayam (1941)
  • Vanakumari (1942)
  • Lieutenant Nani (1946)
  • Iblisukalude Naattil (I960)
  • Ksheerabala (1966)
  • Itiyum Minnalum
  • Vikata Yogi
  • Bhavana
  • Nurse
  • Minnal Pinarukal

Short stories[edit]

  • NPyude Charithrakathakal (Collection of 21 short stories)[3]

Films[edit]

N. P. Chellappan Nair wrote the screenplay and starred in K. Subrahmaniam's film Prahlada (1941). He also scripted the films, Chandrika (1950), Sasidharan (1950), Chechi (1951) and Athmasanthi (1964).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohan Lal (ed.). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: sasay to zorgot. p. 4056. 
  2. ^ "Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (Play)". Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. ^ http://indulekha.biz/np-chellappan-nair-charitrakathakal