Unnikrishnan Thiruvazhiyode

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Unnikrishnan Thiruvazhiyode (born 1942) is an Indian civil servant and a Malayalam language novelist from the state of Kerala. He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for the novel Driksakshi. [1]

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Fellowship is also awarded to induct Malayalam writers as distinguished members of the Akademi.


Education and career

Unnikrishnan earned Bachelor of Science in Physics from Government Victoria College, Palakkad and then earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Feroke Training College. He later went on to earn Advanced Financial Management from Strathclyde University, Scotland and in Public Sector Management from Leeds University, United Kingdom.

A Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.

Physics Study of the fundamental properties of matter and energy

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Government Victoria College, Palakkad College in Palakkad

Government Victoria College Palakkad is the oldest institution of higher learning in the Malabar region of Kerala.It holds a rich educational heritage in the history of malabar region.It is affiliated to the Calicut University and provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in Science, Arts and Commerce subjects.

He commenced his career as a teacher in 1963. He later joined the Central Secretariat Service in 1966 and retired in year 2002 as Deputy Secretary to Government of India from Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Central Secretariat Service is the administrative civil service under Group A and Group B of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. They are governed by Central Secretariat Service Rules of 1962, which has been issued under the powers of Article 309 of the Constitution of India. The service members work under restrictions and rules of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.

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He was born in Thiruvazhiyode village in Palakkad district of Kerala, in 1942. He is married to Sridevi and has three children, Amrita, Namrata and Abhilash. The writer resides in New Delhi. [2]

Palakkad district District in Kerala, India

Palakkad District is one of the 14 districts of the Indian state of Kerala. Also, it is the largest district in Kerala from 2006. The city of Palakkad is the district headquarters. Palakkad is bordered on the northwest by the Malappuram District, on the southwest by the Thrissur District, on the northeast by The Nilgiris District, and on the east by Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The district is 24.4% urbanized according to the census of 2011. The district is nicknamed "the granary of Kerala" and "Rice bowl of Kerala".

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