R.K. Narayan: Family and Lifestyle, Awards and Career

R.K. Narayan

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami (R.K. Narayan) was born on (10 October 1906 – 13 May year 2001)also an Indian writer known for his work set in the set for fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He was also a leading author of early Indian literature in English. The fictional town of Malgudi was the ever introduced in Swami and Friends. The Financial Expert was also hailed as one of the most original works in the year of 1951 and the Sahitya Academy Award winner. The Guide was adapted for the film best (winning a Filmfare Award for Best Film) and also for Broadway.

R.K. Narayan

Family and Lifestyle:

R. K. Narayan was born into a Tamilian Brahmin Hindu family. on 10 October in the year 1906 in Madras ( that is now Chennai, Tamil Nadu), He was one of eight children; among a total of six sons and two daughters. Narayan was second among all other sons; his younger brother named Ramachandran later became an editor at Gemini Studios, and one of his youngest brothers Laxman became a cartoonist. His grandmother gave him the nickname called Kunjappa, A name that stuck with him in family circles for many years. She taught him arithmetic, mythology, and much classical Indian music and Sanskrit, etc. According to Laxman, the family mostly conversed in English, and also in grammatical errors on the part of Narayan.

Awards and Career:

R.K. Narayan has won many awards during his literary career. He also won his first major award, in the year 1960, the Sahitya Akademi Award for The Guide. When the book was made into a film, he received the best Filmfare Award for the best story that was ever published. Again, in the year 1964, he received the Padma Bhushan award during the Republic Day honors. In the year 1980, he achieved the award, AC Benson Medal, from the (British) Royal Society of Literature, of which he was already an honorary member.

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