Writer T Padmanbhan is an Indian short story writer who is considered one of the greatest short fiction writers in Malyalam language and is credited with bringing modern Malayalam literature nearer to the subjective intensity of the lyric. He started writing at the age of 19 and has written more than 170 stories. Prakasam Parathunna Oru Penkutty (The Girl Who Spreads Radiance, 1955), Oru Kathakrithu Kurishil (A Story Writer being Crucified, 1956), Makhan Singhinte Maranam (The Death of Makhan Singh, 1958), Kala Bhairavan, Gouri (1993) and Maraya (2017) are some of his major works. He received the Vayalar Award in 2001 for his story Puzha Kadannu Marangalude Edayileku. He has also received Kendra Sahithya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award, Vallathol Award and Lalithambika Antharjanam Award.
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