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Mundur Krishnankutty
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Birth Date : Jul 17 1935
Birth Location : Mundur (gram panchayat), Malabar District, Madras Presidency, Presidencies and provinces of British India, Palakkad

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Anupurath Krishnankutty, popularly known as Mundur Krishnankutty (July 17, 1935 – June 4, 2005), is a Malayalam–language writer from Kerala state, India. He was born in Mundur in Palghat to parents Manakulangara Govinda Pisharody and Anupurath Madhava Pisharasyar. He completed schooling from Parali High School and mastered in English literature from Government Victoria College, Palakkad. He obtained a B.Ed degree from NSS College, Ottapalam and worked as a teacher in Palakkad VVP High School, Palakkad PMG High School and Chittoor Training School.He wrote his first short story "Kannalichekkan" (Cow boy) in 1956 which was published in Navayugam. The same year another story titled "Ambalavasikal" (Temple workers) was published in the Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly. He had written more than 200 short stories and three novels. His stories are renowned for their realistic portrayal of life in Palakkad villages, focusing on the transformational crisis of an agrarian society. He won many awards including the Odakkuzhal Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and the Cherukad Award for his short stories. His story "Moonnamathoral" was regarded by T. Padmanabhan as one of the world's ten best stories. He was also a known film and TV serial actor.Krishnankutty died on June 4, 2005. He was undergoing treatment for liver problems. His wife Radha predeceased him; her death is touchingly portrayed by Krishnankutty in the story "Oru Lakshanam Kettonte Vedantham". He is survived by his only son Dileepan.

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