1906 – Born on the 10th of October in Chennai, India.
1935 – He started working for his first Novel.
1956 – He went abroad to the United States at the invitation of the Rockeffeler Foundation.
– He began his literary career with short stories.
1958 – He won the National Prize of the Sahitya Akademi.
1964 – He was honored with the Padma Bhushan a coveted Indian award, for distinguished service
1980 – He was awarded the AC Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature.
1982 – He was elected an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
2000 – He was awarded by Padma Vibhushan.
2001 – He died on the 13th of May, Due to Cardio-Respiratory Failure.