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Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri (born 2 June 1939) is a poet and figure in Malayalam literature.
Vishnunarayanan was born in Seeravally Illam in Thiruvalla. He acquired a Master's degree in English. He was an English teacher at colleges in Kozhikode, Kollam, Pattambi, Ernakulam, Tripunithura, Chittur and Thiruvananthapuram and also worked in the State Institute of Languages.
Vishnu Naryanan Namboodiri, one of the most famous poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, celebrated his 70th birthday (Sapthathi) on 2 June 2009.
" Poetry is something that should create tranquillity in human mind and thereby lead one to ‘Karma’. Anything that evokes mental tumult and agony is not poetry," says Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri.
- Swaathandhryathe-Kurich Oru Geetham
- India Enna Vikaram
- Ujjayiniyile Raappakalukal
- Athirthiyilekkoru Yaathra
- Ente Kavitha
- kayyoppu Maram
- Kavithayude DNA
- Alakadalum Neyyampalulkalum
- Rithu Samhaaram
- Kuttikalude Shakespeare
- Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 2014
- Ezhuthachan Puraskaram - 2014
- Vayalar Award, 2010 for Chaarulata
- Vallathol Award - 2010 
- Sahitya Akademi Award, 1994 for Ujjayiniyile Rappakalukal
- Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, 1979 for Bhumigeethangal
- Odakkuzhal Award
- Changampuzha Award
- Ulloor Prize
- Pandalam Keralavarma Poetry Award
- Ettumanoor Somadasan Sahitya Puraskaram
- Asan Prize
- C. V. Kunhiraman Literary Prize
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