V Madhusoodanan Nair

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V Madhusoodanan Nair
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V Madhusoodanan Nair
Born (1949-02-25) 25 February 1949 (age 69)
Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Education Masters
Occupation Poet and Professor

V Madhusoodanan Nair (Malayalam: വി. മധുസൂദനന്‍ നായര്‍) is a Malayalam poet from Kerala, India, who was partly responsible for renewal and popularizing of poetry to the masses through recitation. He was born on 25 February 1949 at Aruviyodu near the river Neyyar, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala. Madhusoodhanan Nair imbibed quite early the tradition of many a ritualistic song from K.Velayudhan Pillai, his father, who was a reciter of Thottam Pattu. He completed his Post Graduation in Malayalam literature from Trivandrum University College. Soon after securing his M.A., he had a brief stint in journalism before joining St. Xavier’s College, Thiruvananthapuram.

He took to writing poetry while at school and began publishing his pieces in 1980’s. His first collection "Naranathu Bhranthan’ was published in 1992. He is the recipient of the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award, Kunju Pillai Award and K. Balakrishnan Award.

He is well versed in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Tamil. He has written and rendered lyrics for three Malayalam films and wrote lyrics for Tharangini and Manorama Music.

He now fully devotes his time to his literary works having retired from the College as the Professor and Head of the Department of Malayalam.

V Madhusoodanan Nair reciting malayalam poem vakku at Malayalam aikya vedy seminar at Kollam

Notable works[edit]

  • Naranathu Bhranthan
  • Bharatheeyam
  • Gandhi
  • Agasthyahridayam
  • Acchan piranna veetu
  • Ganga
  • Gandharvam
  • Megangale Keezhadanguvin
  • Marubhoomiyile Kinar
  • Pongala
  • Nataraja Smriti
  • Sakshi
  • Irulin Mahanidrayil


  • Kerala Sahitya Academy Award for Poetry in the year 1992 for Naranathu Bhranthan
  • Kunju Pillai Award for Poetry in the year 1986
  • Asan Award for Poetry in the year 2003
  • Janmashtami Puraskaram 2015
  • Padmaprabha literary Award 2016

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