Neela Padmanabhan

Neela. Padmanabhan
Born (1938-04-26) April 26, 1938
Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district
Nationality Indian
Occupation Writer
Known for Sahitya Akademi award winner
Religion Hinduism

Neela Padmanabhan (Tamil: நீல பத்பநாபன், born. 26 April 1938), is a Tamil writer from Nagercoil, India. He also writes in Malayalam.


Neela Padmanabhan was born in Kanyakumari District. He obtained a B. Sc in Physics and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kerala University. He worked in the Kerala State Electricity Board till his retirement in 1993. His first noted work was the novel Thalaimuraigal (lit. Generations). He has written 20 novels, 10 short story collections, 4 volumes of poetry and 7 essay collections in Tamil. In Malayalam, he has published a novel, four short story collections and a single essay collection. Besides Tamil and Malayalam, he also has a few English works to his credit. During 1985-89 he was the Tamil editor at Sahitya Akademi and was the convener of the Akademi's Tamil advisory board during 1998-2002. In 2007, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his novel Ilai uthir kaalam (lit. Autumn). He had earlier won the Akademi's award for translators in 2003 for his translation of Ayyappa Paniker's works into Tamil. In 2010, his novel Thalaimuraigal was made into a Tamil film titled Magizhchi (lit. Happiness). His most noted work is his novel Pallikondapuram.(lit. Where the Lord sleeps). He currently lives in Thiruvananthapuram.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Partial bibliography


Short story collections


  1. Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.
  2. "NEELA PADMANABHAN, A WRITER NON-PAREIL". Neela Padmanabhan. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  3. Indira Parthasarathy (8 December 2009). "Creative writing as a social act". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  4. "Gauthaman to debut in Magizchi". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  5. "Soul of Thiruvananthapuram". The Hindu. 2 March 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  6. "Creative modern writer". The Hindu. 26 March 2002. Retrieved 18 June 2010.

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