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M. Subrahmanyan Namboothiri
Born(1929-03-01)March 1, 1929
DiedFebruary 1, 2019(2019-02-01) (aged 89)
Nationality Indian
OccupationPlay Writer, Drawing Teacher,Painter, Vedic Scholar
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M. Subramanian Namboodiri (1 March 1929 – 1 February 2019), commonly known by his pen name Thuppettan, was a Malayalam-language playwright from Kerala, India. [1] [2] Hailing from Panjal, a village in Thrissur district of Kerala, Thuppettan had been a drawing teacher at a local school. His father Ittiravi Namboodiri was a Vedic scholar who tried to reform the conservative practices of the Namboodiri community.

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Some of the most famous works of Thuppettan include Thanathu Lavanam, Marumarunnu, Vettakkarappayal, Swaapaharanam Athava Ellarum Argentinayilekku, Bhadrayanam, Kalavastha, Mohanasundarapaalam, Double Act and Chakka. [3] He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2003 for Vannanthye Kaanam, a collection of 10 short and hilarious plays. [4]

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award is given each year, since 1958, by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, to Malayalam writers for their outstanding books of literary merit. The awards are given in various categories. The list of writers who have won the award is given below.

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