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Narayanan, Rasipuram Krishnaswami (R. K. Narayanan)

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Born: 1906 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Novelists

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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

                 to literature.

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.


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