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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001) is an Indian Writer famous for his work in fictional town Malgudi. He is the one of the great authors in Indian Literature.

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R. K. Narayan
Born Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami
(1906-10-10)10 October 1906
Madras (now Chennai), Madras Presidency, British India
Died 13 May 2001(2001-05-13) (aged 94)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Writer
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Maharaja's College, Mysore
Genre Fiction, mythology and non-fiction
Notable awards Padma Vibhushan, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, Benson Medal
(m. 1934; her death 1939)
Children 1, Hema Narayan
Relatives R. K. Laxman (brother)
Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha
In office
12 May 1986 – 11 May 1992

Awards and Honours

Narayan received many awards and honours including the AC Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan, India's second and third highest civilian awards, and in 1994 the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour of India's national academy of letters. He was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India's parliament.

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