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Sreekumari Ramachandran
ശ്രീകുമാരി രാമചന്ദ്രൻ
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Born
P. Sreekumari

1950 (age 70–71)
Cochin, Kerala
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education Visharad by Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha
Alma mater University of Kerala
Occupation Novelist, Short Story Writer, Dancer, orator, columnist
Years active 1988 – present
Known for Malayalam Literature – Writer
Spouse(s) C. Ramachandra Menon
Children Reghu, Mohan
Parent(s) Mr. V.K. Prabhakara Menon & Mrs Seetha Devi

Sreekumari Ramachandran (Malayalam: ശ്രീകുമാരി രാമചന്ദ്രൻ) is a Malayalam–language novelist, short story writer, orator, columnist, trained dancer and an accomplished singer from Kerala, India.

Biography

Sreekumari was born and brought up in Cochin. She is a graduate in Economics and is a Visharad in Hindi language. From a very early age, she was trained in Karnatic music and dance.

At the age of 10, in 1960 she won the 1st prize for folk dance in the Kerala State School Youth Festival. In the year 1962, she again won the 1st prize for Bharatanatyam and in 1964, won 1st prize for Music. IN 1966, won Ramankutty Menon Gold Medal for Karnatic Music from Maharaja's College Ernakulam.

After an early marriage to Adv.C.Ramachandra Menon, she chose to live the quite life of a homemaker for nearly twenty years. She started writing in the year 1988. By 1992 she got auditioned by the All India Radio and was subsequently elevated to B High grade in music. Since then she has presented Sugam Sangeet and Bhakthi Sangeeth on A.I.R Trichur and Doordarshan Trivandrum. She is the Founder President of Indian Society of Authors (Kerala Chapter), President of Toon Arts India, New Delhi and was the member of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy from 2002 to 2005. She has also served as a jury member of Kerala State Film Award Committee, Mathrubhumi – Medimix Film Award Committee and Filmfare Awards Committee.

Works

Short Stories

  • Nirmalyam – N B S Publications – 1993
  • Parithraanam – D. C. Books −1995
  • Thaiveru – Geethanjali Publications −1997
  • Nakshatrangalkku Niramundo – Pen Books – 1999
  • Vidhavakalude Graamam – Pen Books – 1999
  • Pala Veshangalil Chila Manushyar – Pen Books – 2001
  • Silence of the Grove – Millennium Books Delhi – 2003
  • Muhajeer – Poorna Publications – 2005
  • Pulachinthu – Poorna Publications – 2008
  • Call girl – N B S Publications – 2011

Novels

  • Kaalame Maappu Tharu – Geethanjali Publications – 1997
  • Beyond The Final Episode – Harman Publishers Delhi – 2002
  • Jalasamaadhi – Poorna Publications – 2004
  • Agniveena – Current Books – 2005
  • Dayaharji – Poorna Publications – 2010

Music

  • Sapthaswarangal
  • Karnaataka Sangeetha Lokam – Mathrubhumi Books – 2007

Biography

  • Meera – Mathrubhumi Books – 2006
  • Amaavaasiyile Nakshatrangal – Poorna Publications −2007
  • Sakthan Thampuran - Poorna Publications
  • Bharathathile Rishikavikal (Biography of 150 Saint Poets of India, in Malayalam) - Mathrubhoomi Publications - 2019

Translation

From English To Malayalam

  • Pride & Prejudice - Translation of "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austin - Mathrubhoomi Publications -
  • Kerala Samskaaram Oru Thiranottam - Translation of "Glimpses of Kerala Culture" by Princess Aswathy Thirunal Gauri Lakshmibayi – Mathrubhoomi Publications - 2012
  • Paliam Charithram - Translation of Paliam History by Prof. Radha Devi – Paliam Trust – 2013
  • Choothu - Translation of "AJAYA" by Anand Neelakantan - Mathrubhoomi Publications - 2017
  • Kali - Translation of "Kali" by Anand Neelakantan - Mathrubhoomi Publications - 2017
  • Shareeram Udaattamaaya Orupakaranam - Translation of "Body - The Greatest Gadget " By Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev - Mathrubhoomi Publications - 2016

From Malayalam To English

  • Ever with love P.K.Warrier - Translation of "Sasneham P.K Warrier" by Dr. Muralidharan – Kottakkal Aryavaidyasala – 2012
  • Aithihyamaala – Translation of the legendary work "Aithihyamala" by Kottarathil Shankkunni – Mathrubhoomi Publications - 2010
  • Vishnu Sahasra Naamam commentary - Translation of "Vishnu Sahasra Naamam Vyakhyanam by Acharya A.K.B.NAIR- Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Publication - 2016
  • Himalayan  Odyssey -Translation of “Hymavathabhoovil” by Sri.M.P Veerendrakumar, M.P.) - Penguin Random House - 2019

Children's Tales

  • Then Kinnom
  • Aithyhyamaalaa abridged version (English)

Awards

  • Rotary Literary Award – Parithraanam – 1997
  • Tatapuram Sukumaran Award – Vidhavakalude Graamam – 1999
  • Malayala Dinam Award – Contributions to Malayalam literature – 2008
  • Samskaara Sahiti Award – Contributions to Malayalam literature – 2010
  • Khasak Award – Pulachindu – 2011
  • INSA-Literary Award – Contributions to Malayalam literature – 2011
  • Dr.Suvarna Nalapat Trust Award – Translation of Aithihyamala– 2014
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